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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Flat-4 BRM 6 1/2"-width Wheel... Reply with quote

Anyone running the 6 1/2 inch wide Flat 4s? What tire size did you go with? Post pic/s?

Still deciding on the following BRM reps for my '66 sedan:
1. New EMPIs - 15x5 ET 14
2. MWS - 15x4.5F & 15x5.5R ET 11
3. Flat 4 - 15x5F ET 5 & 15x6.5R ET 12

Hard to decide without seeing results on each car...

This has been a great forum and a wealth of info. Thanks again in advance!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I using Flat4 wheel on my Manxter.
Fronts 15x5 with 235/15 Rears 15x 6.5 with 33/10.50-15.
They are a tough wheel, holding up well to off road abuse.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joseph - Amazing & very cool! You should send a pic over the Flat-4 guys in Japan as a testament to their wheel's durability! An action shot would certainly make their website... Smile

Wonder if the 6 1/2" wheel is used on a street car out there... Anyone?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I haven't used them, the 6 1/2" wheels have the advantage of being able to mount a wider tire properly (better handling). There are a number of tire sizes that are suitable- 205/60 (24.68"), 205/65 (25.5"), 205/70 (26.29"), 215/60 (25.15") and even 225/55 (24.74") or 225/60 (25.62") will fit that rim. How the wider sizes will fit in your rear fenderwells is the question; what year is your car and is it swingaxle (long or short?) or irs?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'66 sedan, short axle. I am wanting to mount a 205/70R 15 in the rear. Going for a Cal-look stance. Right now, the plan is 15x5 all around with 145R up front on a 4" narrowed beam. Was just curious to see the 6.5" wheel mounted on a car...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I bought mine Moon Speed Equipment were the dealer for Flat4. In their catalog (which I can't find) it had a black and white photo of a bug with the 6 1/2in on the back with tire sitting inside the fender.
I just measure mine, from where it sets against drum to outer lip (little lip on very edge) it measures approx 3in.
The front 5in wide measure approx 2 1/2in to very outer lip.
With what I have measure it only about 1/2in wider on the outside then the 5in wheel.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few pics from the gallery of a badass zwitter with 6.5" brms.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Flat 4 wheels. Front-5" w/135's. Rear-6.5" w/215-65's (short axles).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RicFlat4 wrote:
'66 sedan, short axle. I am wanting to mount a 205/70R 15 in the rear. Going for a Cal-look stance. Right now, the plan is 15x5 all around with 145R up front on a 4" narrowed beam. Was just curious to see the 6.5" wheel mounted on a car...


That's an awfully tall tire so I hope you have lots of motor to turn it, otherwise it will cost you 1/2- 3/4 second in the 1/4 mile...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics guys - awesome cars. Good to see the 6.5" fits even with a 215!! But sticking with a 205/70... (acceleration will suck until the new motor is dropped in next year). Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Flat 4 wheels. Front-5" w/135's. Rear-6.5" w/215-65's (short axles).


Is the front beam stock width?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Flat 4 wheels. Front-5" w/135's. Rear-6.5" w/215-65's (short axles).


Is the front beam stock width?


Yes.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where can you buy flat four brms ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to thread jack, but what can us guys with BRM's or empi 5's do to not have to run that specific dust cover clearing cap? I'm about o pull the trigger on some BMR's and I don't want to have to by that taller center cap. I want to run the stocker.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I modified the grease cap to be as low profile as possible (basically 1mm or less from the end of the spindle), then drilled a 4-5mm hole in the centre of the centre cap for the speedo cable tip to protrude through, its barely noticable from more than 6ft away
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

66brm wrote:
I modified the grease cap to be as low profile as possible (basically 1mm or less from the end of the spindle), then drilled a 4-5mm hole in the centre of the centre cap for the speedo cable tip to protrude through, its barely noticable from more than 6ft away


Thanks. It sucks that I've gotta do that, bit oh well...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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66brm wrote:
I modified the grease cap to be as low profile as possible (basically 1mm or less from the end of the spindle), then drilled a 4-5mm hole in the centre of the centre cap for the speedo cable tip to protrude through, its barely noticable from more than 6ft away


Thanks. It sucks that I've gotta do that, bit oh well...


Yeah they really should just extend the "nose" of the rim 1/4" and clearance would never be a issue
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Flat 4 wheels. Front-5" w/135's. Rear-6.5" w/215-65's (short axles).


Is the front beam stock width?


Yes.


Anyone know if this car is running drop spindles?
Iím debating on 4.5 or 5 up front.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Flat-4 BRM 6 1/2"-width Wheel... Reply with quote

Where can I buy the chrome lip, flat black, Flat 4 BRM in 15/6.5"? I'm having trouble finding them ANYWHERE.
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