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Mikey14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted March 15, 2005 12:22 PM  
I'm having trouble finding the 19 lbs kind in black or silver. Anyone know who may have the best deal on these? online or around the kansas city area?

ratracer10
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posted March 15, 2005 12:45 PM  
Have you checked Summitracing.com? If I remember right the last time I ordered wheels they ended up cheaper because they offer free shipping. I think they charge an $8-9 handling fee per order.

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AtomicPunk
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posted March 15, 2005 12:52 PM  
Watch those lite-weight Barts. I used them and the centers would bend fairly easy. Went back to the standard weight ones.

Racer X
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posted March 15, 2005 01:33 PM  
Bought mine from Summit. I went to buy some more and the ones I needed were not in stock for at leasts two months. I bought the imca 19# wheels but the weighed 21#.

[This message has been edited by Racer X (edited March 15, 2005).]

stevenm
Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 15, 2005 02:05 PM  
Light weight wheels bend easily just by getting bumped.I run the standard weight wheels and the needed weight does not hurt a thing.Many races won on regular weight rims.

Stevenm.

Mikey14
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posted March 15, 2005 02:38 PM  
Thanks for the advice on heavier wheels guys. However I've yet to bend a Bart 19# wheel any easier than the 23# aero's we had before. Honestly they are both good. However I'd avoid the basset's no mater what the weight like the plauge. Those are terrible imo.

I'll try summit hopefully they'll have some.

I've heard that Bart wont sell to little dealers unless the initial order is over 100 wheels. Maybe thats why they are becoming hard to find.

Thanks,

Racer X
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posted March 15, 2005 02:44 PM  
I just checked Summit they didn't have squat that I needed. I don't know why their inventory is so low.

Racer X
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posted March 15, 2005 02:45 PM  
If you like aero dirttrack thunder has them for 54 dollars and free shipping.

stevenm
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posted March 15, 2005 04:55 PM  
Nothing wrong with the standard weight rims.

I buy mine from western auto the white spoked ones and paint them whatever color I want.

I run the 4" offsets all the way around with a stock metric rearend that came under my car.

It handels as good if not better than the 2"-3" offset lighter wheels.

Stevem.

racer17j
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posted March 15, 2005 05:55 PM  
tc race cars 1-800-296-3760 has them $46.75 19lbs L/W imca app. wheels

bobaluuu
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posted March 15, 2005 07:26 PM  
I personally would rather bend a wheel anyday before an axle warped, thats my reason for running the liteweights. We replaced 3 wheels last year and no axles
and we are only running the gm 7.5. Luck probably played its part too though.

Whitelightning
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posted March 16, 2005 11:15 AM  
I may be the only one here that beleive this ,but anything that the engine has to rotate, lighter is better, I like the 19 lbs wheels casue like the post above , yes they will bend fairly easy, but I have never bent axle or spindle just the wheel

o5racer
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posted March 16, 2005 06:33 PM  
I have had real good luck with the 21 pound bart wheels from speedway. The centers are thick enough to stay straight and the bead bends if you hit something hard. I have had a couple that I put in the wall and folded the lip in 2 inches on one side and the center is still straight. Plus they are the cheapest I have found for the weight. $44 at pitstop and $43 at speedway.
Nick

Mikey14
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posted March 17, 2005 08:52 AM  
Whitelighting,

your not the only one that believes this. Same reason I'm searching for them. From what I hear, Bart wont have the 2 off's in stock til may at most locations. I found some close out's on 3 off Primal lightweight Barts for $40 at.....well lets just wait to share that until my order is in!

Mikey14
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posted March 17, 2005 09:04 AM  
talked to pitstopusa. They have some 3's but no 2 offs in 5X5's 8 inch.

It appears the price of steel has some of the smaller manufactures hurting.


Whitelightning
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posted March 17, 2005 01:57 PM  
I always buy mine from summit but looks like I will be waiting too lol

Racer X
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posted March 17, 2005 04:52 PM  
Looked at alot of different places ended up going with the Bassetts from Performance Bodies.$312.00 for three reg wheels and one beadlock. I could have got the Bart wheels from Pitstop for $300.00 but for the extra 12 bucks I went with Bassett. Update.....Dirt track thunder went up on their price. It's now $62.00 per wheel with free shipping.

racin78p
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posted March 17, 2005 05:03 PM  
The cheapest place I have found to buy wheels is Day Motor Sports (www.daymotorsports.com). I run Barts. The way people race at my local track, I can't justify paying anything more than I have to. I change them too often.

Race on.

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Racer X
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posted March 17, 2005 05:14 PM  
I feel your pain we must race with the same people lol. I like buying from Day but I have to pay the sales tax. So most things I buy are from out of state mostly from Speedway.

The Flash32
Dirt Maniac

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posted March 17, 2005 05:59 PM  
Have any of you considered Marsh? I just bought 3 lite weight wheels for 65 ea. 15x10.

    

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