Are you sure about thatOriginally posted by marino:
[qb] I will probably stick with 16 inch and SO 3's as these still give enough room to put an AP set on the front. [/qb][/b]
That's because they are made from [expletive deleted] soft metal alloy.....Originally posted by Gary N:
[qb]I see I'm not the only one who's had to replace 18's (Kahn RSR's) due to buckling
True to a point, but not cheap....in fact when mentioned to the Compomotive rep at the rallycar day in August, he said for a road car it would be cheaper to buy larger dia. wheels and new tyres than to buy a set of thoseOriginally posted by Bubbles:
[qb]I believe there is a Compomotive race spec 16" wheel that will alow the fitment of 330mm APs.
I run 225/50/16 vredestein sportrac2's on standard aero alloys with no problems.Also, are the Super Aero wheels 6.5x16? If so, what is the widest rim you can easily fit? Are 7x16 or 7x17 feasable? Could I run 215/50/16 all round?
Yes, Super Aero's are 6.5x16.Originally posted by marino:
[qb]Also, are the Super Aero wheels 6.5x16? If so, what is the widest rim you can easily fit? Are 7x16 or 7x17 feasable? Could I run 215/50/16 all round? [/qb][/b]
Aah I see, well yes with a custom brake setup then you may well get away with the 16" MO's. I was assuming you were refering to the off-the shelf AP kit sold direct by AP or by Abbott Racing, which uses the 330mm discs.Originally posted by marino:
[qb]The 4 pot AP race set that I have run were on 308mm AP disks tucked behind 15 inch Compomotive's. I assume disk size maybe dictated by the mass of the car. Bubbles got it spot on Re. the wheel size, it's not just the internal diameter of the wheel that's important but the clearence for the calliper width.
I took the SAAB to Hi-Spec (superb brakes but nightmare service) for a look/see and he said that the Super Aero design was the problem, no width clearence.
Also, the reason I would go for the Compomotive's is that they are cheaper than the bling bling types but are made for motorsport - heat treated/tested etc.