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Offline neil68

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Update: 4-bolt aluminum wheels
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:29:13 PM »
Is anyone using these 4-bolt Centerline clones?  If so, how much do they weigh?

I'm not sure if they're CMS or other brand.

http://www.cip1.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C32%2DCLP4

Thanks!
« Last Edit: May 31, 2013, 04:38:47 PM by neil68 »
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Re: Update: 4-bolt aluminum wheels
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 04:47:18 PM »
Thought I would post an update, in case any others are looking for 4-bolt wheels.

After much internet searching and discussing with others, I ended up buying a set of new rear 4-bolt wheels from Custom Metal Spinning (CMS)...the fellow's name is Walt Jenkins and he was very good to deal with.  He will make any offset and width and has years of experience with the 4-bolt (and wide-5) VW patterns.  I chose 6" width, with 3.5" backspace and these wheels weigh 4 kg each (just under 9 lb).

I had to use some cone watercooled bolts and cut them down to fit my stock drums.

For the front, I found a pair of good used Bogart 3.5" width wheels on the internet, complete with step-bolts.  These weigh 3.6 kg (8 lb) each.
Also, picked up a couple pair of centre caps and Wolfsburg repro stickers.  I haven't been to the drag strip yet, due to all the rain, but hope to make it out next Friday.
Here's a few photographs:







« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 08:54:01 PM by neil68 »
Neil
Der Kleiner Rennwagens
'68 Beetle 2332 cc
12.6 sec at 109 mph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF2gCti3dro

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Re: Update: 4-bolt aluminum wheels
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 08:40:30 PM »
those new wheels sure change the look of the car! well done!

as a side note, only in alberta are there dirtbikes at a car show!
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Re: Update: 4-bolt aluminum wheels
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 11:16:43 AM »
The car sure does look mean!  All business now!

My daily driver VW golf runs 15x7's that weigh 9.1 lbs each and I definitely noticed much quicker turn in because of the unsprung weight reduction!  Hopefully you'll be able to shave a bit of time off of your ET with the lighter wheels!