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#851314 - 02/03/11 02:48 PM Aero wheels  
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Ive been looking for a new set of rims for my monte. Ther nascar inspired Aero wheels really catch my eye. I realize they arent DOT approved wheels. Also what is the difference between the aero dirt/asphalt and the asphalt wheel? Whats the difference between a spun and roll formed wheel? And more importantly what backspacing and offset should i look for? I know theres a wheel fitment guide on the site, but im still confused on what to look for when buying the wheels. id like them to sit out wider than stock, but not past the fenders of course. right now my 15x7 stockers sit way inside the fenders, ill be using 15x8s. Also i know the weight of the aero wheels, but what is the weight of one of our stock wheels?, its not a big issue for me but its nice to know.

Heres the site for people who dont know what im talking about
http://www.aeroracewheels.com/wheels.html


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#851327 - 02/03/11 03:36 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: devildog214]  
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How about the American Racing 767 series wheels??

I am running those and LUV 'em.

HERE:



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http://www.summitracing.com/search/?keyword=American%20racing%20767%20series&dds=1


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#851361 - 02/03/11 06:25 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: redlineSS]  
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yeah those are the look i want for sure, they stick out much better than stock. I know cragar and AR make some heavy wheels though, i know when people buy them they are looking for strength and style, not weight. They seem to be out of 15x8s with a 4.75 bolt pattern ill keep looking. What is your BS and offset?, just to get a good idea on what i need.


white 87 SS, G80 7.5 with 3.73s. vortec 350 flowmasters, performer RPM mani, comp HE268 edelbrock TES. UMI fixed upper and boxed lower rear control arms (non adj). UMI swaybars.
#851408 - 02/03/11 10:46 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: devildog214]  
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Strength, durability, and ease of maintenance, was what I wanted!

Talked with the Summit Tech reps and they figured out just the "Right" wheel look and offset. Talk with them?

Also runnin 5662 Moogs and drop spindles up front and C-651 cargo coils out back for a more balanced & firmer ride!


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#851432 - 02/04/11 12:57 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: redlineSS]  
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Yea, the Aero rims look great! I'm looking to grab a set myself. I like the 50 series.
But, yea, the big problem is its not DOT approved, not sure if its illegal to run them on the street or not, maybe a hazzard?

#851483 - 02/04/11 04:56 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: Snowboi]  
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Yeah it worries me a little but Im sure they can handle alot of abuse. I love the nascar look despite hating nascar, when i lower it 2" all around it should look sweet.


white 87 SS, G80 7.5 with 3.73s. vortec 350 flowmasters, performer RPM mani, comp HE268 edelbrock TES. UMI fixed upper and boxed lower rear control arms (non adj). UMI swaybars.
#851887 - 02/06/11 11:41 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: devildog214]  
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We are running Aero's on my brother's daily driver Buick Regal. They are great wheels, we have BFG Radial T/A's on them. 15x7's on the front 15x8's on the back.






#852035 - 02/07/11 04:19 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: montessaj]  
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yeah ive seen that regal either on here or gbody forum, you are what started me looking into them, also there was a chevelle on pro-touring.com that was using them, chevelle body on a stock car chasis.


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#852086 - 02/07/11 02:46 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: devildog214]  
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Those wheels actually look pretty good with the raised white letters.

#852188 - 02/08/11 12:04 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Bassett wheels makes a DOT rim in the 8 spoke nascar look with red stripe in Black chrome or silver finish.

They were the wheels used back in the day.

#852486 - 02/09/11 03:17 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: DaveDenn]  
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yeah ive looked at a few other d window wheel guys like bart wheels, they all have their DOT approved stuff but they are like nearly 10 pounds heavier per wheel. My car is doomed to fail inspection, the previous owner took off so much of the emissions equipment. Im just wondering if it is safe to run a non DOT approved wheel. Do they crack/bend easier or is it just the racing features on them are illegal (two valve stems, bead seats, bead humps, lower run out, etc)


white 87 SS, G80 7.5 with 3.73s. vortec 350 flowmasters, performer RPM mani, comp HE268 edelbrock TES. UMI fixed upper and boxed lower rear control arms (non adj). UMI swaybars.
#852550 - 02/09/11 11:17 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: devildog214]  
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Although the Aeros that we are running on the Regal aren't DOT approved they have not had any problems with cracking, bending, balancing, or losing air. They seem fine. They are the 50 series and are IMCA approved and meant for asphalt and dirt. I have no problems with them and I highly doubt that anyone is going to look the wheel up to see if they are DOT approved or not.

#852570 - 02/09/11 02:05 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: montessaj]  
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Yeah I agree the wheels noone should worry to much on, as for the racing they are stronger, and some have a heavier bead than DOT wheels, also if you don't mind bent rims they can be straighted with a special wrench if need be.

I have driven hard in my days and pulled the lug nuts through DOT steel wheels busted the centers out of DOT rallies and busted and rolled tires off DOT wheels. I want to buy a set of the Bassett steel wheels in silver finish and mount autocross slicks to them for autocrossing, but that dream is on hold right now.

#951596 - 11/13/12 04:38 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: montessaj]  
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Any idea on the BS and tire size?

#951602 - 11/13/12 05:25 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: cillbox]  
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Jegs also has their house brand of steel d-windows. i got 4 in 15x7 and they fit the car perfect. They are under 50 bucks each and they are DOT cert.
http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS-Performance-Products/JEGS-D-Window-Steel-Wheels/1395303/10002/-1


Andrew

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#951630 - 11/13/12 11:10 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: cillbox]  
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Originally Posted By: cillbox
Any idea on the BS and tire size?


Depends on the rim size and width...


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#951742 - 11/14/12 09:00 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: tall t-top]  
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Originally Posted By: tall t-top
Jegs also has their house brand of steel d-windows. i got 4 in 15x7 and they fit the car perfect. They are under 50 bucks each and they are DOT cert.
http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS-Performance-Products/JEGS-D-Window-Steel-Wheels/1395303/10002/-1


Those would save me about 100 bucks and they look pretty good. What bs and tire size did you go with? I'm wanting my regal to look like the white one in the picture above. I just don't know how try figure out what spacing I need to get that stance.

#951743 - 11/14/12 09:03 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: cillbox]  
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I'm wanting 15x8s for the rear also. My car recently had a blow out and I've been wanting an excuse to change out the front runner wheels the PO installed. I just don't know what BS to get and I don't want to spend a bunch of money and end up with a goofy looking ride

#951751 - 11/14/12 10:08 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: cillbox]  
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i use these basset rims for my slicks http://www.summitracing.com/parts/bsw-58dc4i/overview/ they have a 4 in backspace and i run a 28x10 mickey thompson. no rubbing. they are not dot approved but who really when doing a dot inspection is gonna look at the rims. if these rims are good enough to carry a 3200lb car around and oval at over 100 mph they oughta be good enough for normal driving around on the streets.


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#951753 - 11/14/12 10:27 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: robert87ss]  
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Thanks for the info Robert! I agree if they are good enough for a race car there's no reason they would be bad on the road. Do you think a 4in BS would be good for the front if they were 15x7 also? I plan on putting 235/60s in the front.

#951754 - 11/14/12 10:27 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: cillbox]  
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My regal is also Poncho powered btw

#951762 - 11/14/12 11:26 PM Re: Aero wheels [Re: cillbox]  
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me and you need to talk and share ideas on syffing that bad mutha poncho in the metric chassis. and i know that a factory rim is 7" wide and has 4.25" backspace. i dont think a 1/4" will matter that much up front and i used to run a 235/60 up front and it was fine. in my signature pic the front is dropped 2" with spindles and i have a 8" wheel with a small spacer and 4.5" backspace with a 225/60 not as wide as the 235/60 but its good enough. you might wanna try the 225/60 on the 7" wheel the 235/60 maybe a little on the wide side but should still work


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#951778 - 11/15/12 01:45 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: robert87ss]  
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The Jegs wheels have a 3.75" backspace stock and thats what I got. i will get some pics up ASAP.


Andrew

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#951783 - 11/15/12 02:07 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: tall t-top]  
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heres some pics. sorry no wide shots. The center caps are the chrome Jegs center caps that they sell to go with these wheels. They are 10 bucks each




I will try and get some wide shots this weekend.


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91 C1500 extended cab, TBI 350, 2in suspension lift, Jeep steering shaft. (Daily driver)
2012 Mitsu Outlander Sport (wife's car)
#951795 - 11/15/12 04:20 AM Re: Aero wheels [Re: tall t-top]  
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Originally Posted By: tall t-top
heres some pics. sorry no wide shots. The center caps are the chrome Jegs center caps that they sell to go with these wheels. They are 10 bucks each




I will try and get some wide shots this weekend.


Thanks a lot man that helps a lot! Those center caps arent a bad deal for $10 a piece. What size tires are those? I guess what's hanging me up is what having more/less BS does. Like say those wheels are 3.5 BS would them having a 4 in BS make them sit a half inch more out or a half in more in?

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