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

Toby is correct with his info and I have been using his wheel 
adapters for several years and a bunch of miles.  I am currently 
running 16s on the front and 17s on the rear.  Finding wheels is 
really a piece of cake with these rear wheel adapters available... 
there are hundreds to choose from.  The only thing I felt limited by 
was the wheel widths that were available when I was looking.  Trying 
to find an 8" wide rear wheel like a believe the D has was a bit 

Screamin Yellow D

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Toby Peterson" <Toby@...> wrote:
> --- 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, 
> 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 
> rotations, etc.  The DeLorean, on the other hand, uses a 35 mm 
> with 14" diameter on the front, and 21 mm offset with 15" diameter 
> the rear.  The offsets are "close enough" on the front that the 
> aftermarket wheels can be used without correction.  The rears get 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> thing).
> Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
> DMC Northwest
> DeLorean parts Northwest, LLC

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