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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two full sets of wide five stock center rims, some altered, some stock , some 14", some 15" all of which can be used in different combinations for different looks and for different purposes;

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#1 All street. 15x6 rear, 14x5.5 bus rims up front with 70's

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#2 "The Mullet"...all business up front and party in the back.

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#3 All about the rear...rear 15x6 from first photo up front, combined with the mudders

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#4 Offroad. Fronts are stock 50's era 15x4.5s with 15x7.00 Nancos

It is very drivable with all of these different combinations. I think I would use combo #4 up here in the slop of the PNW, and #3 for the desert. #2 pic had the headlights staring at the ground. #1 pic the car handled like a large scale gokart, and burned rubber for a block.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wythac, I never get tired of seeing your buggy...very nice! Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me either. I like #4 the best.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love big wheels on a buggy.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Summit aluminum stars. They're not as cool as convos but more affordable.


Do you if those are DOT approved? Or are they "racing only"?

Do have to run adapters, or are they available in wide 5 spacing?

Thanks.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those wheels are DOT... Not available in wide 5....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wythac wrote:
I have two full sets of wide five stock center rims, some altered, some stock , some 14", some 15" all of which can be used in different combinations for different looks and for different purposes;

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

#1 All street. 15x6 rear, 14x5.5 bus rims up front with 70's

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

#2 "The Mullet"...all business up front and party in the back.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

#3 All about the rear...rear 15x6 from first photo up front, combined with the mudders

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

#4 Offroad. Fronts are stock 50's era 15x4.5s with 15x7.00 Nancos

It is very drivable with all of these different combinations. I think I would use combo #4 up here in the slop of the PNW, and #3 for the desert. #2 pic had the headlights staring at the ground. #1 pic the car handled like a large scale gokart, and burned rubber for a block.


You have more rubber for that car than I do underwear!!! Laughing Cool Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manxaru wrote:
Mongo63 wrote:
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Summit aluminum stars. They're not as cool as convos but more affordable.


Do you if those are DOT approved? Or are they "racing only"?

Do have to run adapters, or are they available in wide 5 spacing?

Thanks.....


manxaru.... mongo63 is not longer with us.... maybe one of his friends can answer for ya.. just thought i would let you know....
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Here is a bump to make it current.....
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

And here is a photo to get it going!
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I hope the rest of the guys who posted in the other thread will do the same. This is a good thread for future use.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wythac wrote:
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#2 "The Mullet"...all business up front and party in the back.

#2 pic had the headlights staring at the ground.


THIS is the sort of setup I've always wanted... would some subtle lowering level the headlights out?
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 6:31 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Vintage Mickey Thompson Torque Thrusts, 15X6" with 205/60/15 front and 15X8.5" with 245/60/15 rear (plan is to go
bigger on the rear tires when these need replacing).
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Still looking for some nice dune buggy wheels
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Rocket Racing Injector wheels 15x4 and 15x8's... wanted something like a modern slotted mag wheel. I like them. They come polished or a powdercoated cast aluminum finish.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:31 pm    Post subject: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Vintage Cal-Parts San Jose, CA with Avon CR6ZZ vintage racing tires.
245/60 on 9x15 and 155/78 on 5x15.

Sorry for the unfair advise, because you will not find the rims in this dimensions. I had them re-welded.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Finally finished.. need help with tires. I have 15 on rear with n-50-15 tires on 12" rims and 14 on front with g-50-14 on 8" rims I would like to go a touch smaller on both any ideas. 1600cc stock with stock stance on clone.[img]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:51 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Well? I went through this entire thread looking at all the wheels. These are GREAT!! Lots of good ideas.

One thing that I noticed was missing. No one here has a buggy with the Fuchs Porsche Alloys. Is this a wheel that just doesn't appeal to many buggy dudes?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

David Grason - here are some (real) Fuchs for you.

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This was my old buggy that I sold a few years ago. Fiberfab with modified fenders to fit the rims. 6X16 front & 9X16 rear, with Porsche 911 brakes. The wheels are probably worth more than the buggy now. LOL Tom Iacoboni
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!! To me, those just look RIGHT! ... and yours are(were?) fully polished too. ...really good looking.

My future build plan will be all VW and with a Type 4 engine. I think that is should reflect some more of its Porsche breeding.
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