[DML] Re: all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.
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[DML] Re: all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.



Rick,

You hopefully don't expect me to take 4 wheels with me on the plane, 
then in a D to Gettysburg, aren't you?
I have to wait to get precise info about load atc and then first have 
a set CNC'd to be able to show them.
However my friend Tom Tait has photoshop'd stock wheels to the 
customs I want and those I can show.

If I am given time I will explain to the audience at DCS my 
intentions and progress.
Keep your fingers crossed that the D I am to pick up in TX makes it 
through the 4800 miles I plan to drive before landing at DCS.

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "twinenginedmc12" 
<twinenginedmc12@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Welmoed.
> 
> I applaud your efforts, and feel it's overdue for the car.  My car 
has
> 16" wheels in front, and 17" wheels in back, though mine are maybe a
> bit wider than what you might be considering.  Like you say, there 
was
> no trouble at all finding tire manufacturers who made 16" and 17"
> tires that were compatible with the stock Delorean diameters.  
Because
> my tires are a bit wider than stock, I did have a clearance issue in
> back, which I corrected by raising the back a bit more than is
> customary.  
> 
> The ride quality with 16" and 17" wheels and correspondingly shorter
> sidewalls is what I consider harsh, or intimate, depending on 
whether
> you don't like, or do like to feel the bumps.  Personally, I don't
> like it, but I drive like a weeny little pansy.  On long rides,
> feeling every little bump is tiring.  If I ran over a quarter, I 
would
> probably feel it, no kidding. The traction budget and "feel" are
> outstanding though.  As you have stated, the shorter sidewalls give
> the driver better feedback about how the car is handling.  
> 
> My tires are 225-40-R16 in front, 275-40-R17 in back.
> 
> About the appearance.  The stock sidewall height seems a little
> old-fashioned to younger people with more modern standards, so 
bigger
> rims and skinny tire sidewalls help broaden the appeal of the car to
> the next generation of caretakers.
> 
> Taste is subjective, but 16" and 17" inch wheels just plain look
> better to me than stock.  I'm looking forward to seeing your wheels 
at
> DCS08.
> 
> 
> Rick.
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "welmoedj" <joe.dalton@> wrote:
> >
> > Well, David,
> > 
> > That's exactly what I am working on in project "DeLorean Custom 
> > Wheels". Enlarging the size of the rim indeed means decreasing 
the 
> > height of the tyre, so the circumference stays the same and 
speedo 
> > and odo work as before.
> > 
> > If there are among you editors of club magazines, let them mail 
me 
> > off forum. I can send more info and pictures for publication if 
> > needed.
> > 
> > Hopefully I get a chance at DCS to explain all this.
> > 
> > Welmoed.
> >
>



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