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Old 06-29-2015, 07:39 AM   #1
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Where can I find really wide wheels?

I have an e30 that' I'm turning into a full track car with an extremely wide body kit and I was looking for something like 16 or 17x12 wheels that I can put some 315 tires on without spending $1200 on a wheel.

I'd like to see if I can get some decent ones around the $200-500 each range.


E36 M3 spindles and hubs so 5x120 72.56
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #2
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That's really tough. If you're looking for cheap you would probably have to go with cast. But cast wheel manufacturers rarely go that wide since there's not enough demand to make the mold for that, especially in 16-17" diameter.

Your best bet is to go custom. Find some used faces in fair condition and rebarrel them to the width you want. If you search hard enough and find a shop to do it for a reasonable cost, you might still be able to get it done for $500/wheel.
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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theres diamond racing wheels which they make all of their own wheels if i wanted to go with 15" I could find them up to 15x18" which is crazy. They make 16x10 though.
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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Look at Corvette wheels. They have high offsets, but with spacers, you could get them to work.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:50 PM   #5
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+1 on vette wheels on an e30 for budget racer
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:54 PM   #6
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I need low offset or it will rub my suspension. It's a wide body car
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:08 PM   #7
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What motor are you stuffing in there that requires this much tire? It's an E30, you may be overdoing it and making it slower.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:02 PM   #8
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I have a 2jz out of a half cut. Just doing a simple top mount turbo, mild cams and tune. Should be only 400 or so to the wheels. I bought the car just for the purpose of a track/autocross beast and the 2j was in budget.


Originally was supposed to be 1j but the price difference I couldn't pass up the iconic 2j. It was cheaper than the m20 turbo build and more reliable. Everybody does LS or 2j I know but at least it's still a straight 6
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:32 PM   #9
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I don't know what to say then. You are probably going to have to go custom at this point. Just not much in 17x11 5x120 that is cheap.
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