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stugray
I have a set of steelie racing wheels that are 15 X 7 with a 128mm Backspace (5.0 inch)
Or positive 39mm offset.
They look custom made on DOT 15X7 steel hoops.

They seem to fit my narrow body car pretty good with Hoosier SM7s.
I use a couple if spacers 3/8 or 1/2 but I get no rubbing with rolled fenders.

The problem is that I cannot find another set of these wheels for a spare or rain set.
Diamond racing makes 15X7 but only up to a 4 inch backspace.

Does anyone know where to get some steel 15X7 wheels with 5 inch backspace?

Or even hoops that are exactly 15X7?

I am about to breakdown and build a rotary table so I can make my own.

Desparate Stu
wndsrfr
Probably stupid question, would Diamond sell the hoops & centers separately so you could have someone weld them up??
sixnotfour
i have aluminum 15x7 shells
campbellcj
Sorry I don't know of a source offhand, but curious why you are hunting for steel wheels for racing? Are you talking 4-bolt or 5-bolt?

stugray
QUOTE(wndsrfr @ Dec 29 2017, 03:49 PM) *

Probably stupid question, would Diamond sell the hoops & centers separately so you could have someone weld them up??


I have emails ito diamond with that very question.

I also found this source: http://www.millertire.com/products/wheels/...5x-7-rim-blank/

Dont know how that compares to the hoops I have.

Edit - I just heard from millertire and they said they do not have VW bolt pattern centers, but they would weld the centers in if I provided them.

So - does anyone know where to get VW centers only?
I can cut them out of some old wheels but I would rather have new.

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 2 2018, 01:46 AM) *

i have aluminum 15x7 shells


Could you elaborate? for sale, needs machining, how many , etc. ?

QUOTE(campbellcj @ Jan 2 2018, 10:28 AM) *

Sorry I don't know of a source offhand, but curious why you are hunting for steel wheels for racing? Are you talking 4-bolt or 5-bolt?


I am a 4 bolt car. I havent upgraded to 5 lug.
I am also a narrow body with rolled fenders
I use a set of the stock Fuchs but the SM7 barely fits on that wheel.
So I have a set of steelie 15X7 with 5 inch offset that work perfectly.

I just have no spare and would like to not have the fuchs as my backup/rain tire.
I bought the set of steelies second hand, so not sure who made them.
campbellcj
Years ago I had a set of Panasport (Minilite copy) 4-lug wheels that were really nice and IIRC were available in 15x6 and 15x7; the former fit my car OK with 205 DOT-R tires at the time. I did run 195 and 205 -R tires on the stock 4-lug Fuchs also. Can't recall if/how much the fenders were rolled on that car but it had zero flare and a streetable alignment.
sixnotfour
15x7 aluminum are dot approved, I cut the mahles center out and welded the new outer ... they could have had 5 inch BS silver pic,,but the owner wanted the BS as in the blk center pic..
sixnotfour
you could send em to wekdcraft and have add 1,5 to the baxkside, but you willd need spacers to fit..
http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/
stugray
QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 6 2018, 01:37 PM) *

15x7 aluminum are dot approved, I cut the mahles center out and welded the new outer ... they could have had 5 inch BS silver pic,,but the owner wanted the BS as in the blk center pic..


Can you make more?
Do you cut the centers out yourself?

I would imagine you need a big lathe to cut & clean them up
rhodyguy
Jeff has LOTS of large equipment.
koozy
These guys are great. They can do anything you need at a reasonable price

http://www.realwheel.net

If you don't see what you want on the website just call and talk to them. Super cool folks and will help in any way they can.

Mike
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