[DML] Re: custom wheels
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[DML] Re: custom wheels



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "funkstuf" <funkstuf@...> wrote:
>snip<
> I'm thinking... This can't be that difficult.  so I'm wondering 
> if anyone has purchased custom wheels for their car and if so, who 
made them?  who knew which wheels would work?  and in fact, which 
wheels do work?  I would like to get 18" on the back and 17" on the 
front.
>snip<

Dale - The bolt pattern for the DeLorean hub is 4 X 100 mm, and is 
common for many import cars (Honda, VW, etc).  The issue really is 
with the wheel offsets that are commonly available.  The typically 
available offsets are in the neighborhood of 40 ~ 45 mm, and most 
modern cars use the same offsets for front and rear to allow for tire 
rotations, etc.  The DeLorean, on the other hand, uses a 35 mm offset 
with 14" diameter on the front, and 21 mm offset with 15" diameter on 
the rear.  The offsets are "close enough" on the front that the 
aftermarket wheels can be used without correction.  The rears get an 
adapter with a 25 mm thickness that gets the rears into the right 
ballpark.  The DPNW adapters "over correct" just a bit in order to 
allow for stronger lug nuts for adapter attachment to the hubs.  We 
have many customers with our adapters installed.

A couple of things to note - The front hubs have lug studs with an 
exposed shoulder, so an aftermarket wheel with no counterbore in the 
lug holes can hang up on the stock studs.  New studs without the 
shoulder might be required, depending on the wheels selected.  For 
the rears, there is a stock 3 mm spacer there already.  It can either 
be left in place, or removed, with our adapters.  If left in place, 
the wheels/tires will have a 6 mm wider track in the rear (not a bad 
thing).

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DMC Northwest
DeLorean parts Northwest, LLC



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