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posted August 05, 2001 02:54 AM
What brand of imca modified wheels is the best to use? Have had a couple of tires roll off the wheel....thanks

posted August 05, 2001 06:06 PM           
I think questions like this usually turn into a popularity contest or a brand bashing session.
Personally I have never experienced a wheel related failure (including rolling off a bead). I have used all of the following:
Diamond, Aero, Bassett, MRT.

I would buy a good brand name that is readily available from my local vendors or be prepared to buy extras.

Good luck

posted August 05, 2001 07:32 PM
Sidebite, your on a forum that does not accept bashing as an alternative measure of communication, so feel free to express your opinion.


[This message has been edited by jammin (edited August 05, 2001).]

posted August 05, 2001 09:36 PM
well this is what i would look at. try to get a thicker wheel on the left side. reason being is you get hit more on that side, and i have found that the thicker wheels will beat back out with out cracking so quick. i have found that basset or real wheels are pretty good. good luck

posted August 06, 2001 12:30 AM
We have always ran Aero wheels, mainly because we like the look of them. We have ran Bassett a few times and they seem to be thicker. The Aeros do tend to bend fairly easily though.
Kevin Waddell #K8
Waddell Racing

posted August 06, 2001 03:30 AM
I try to find the cheapest 19 lb wheel. It's usually a bart or aero. Bassets are nice but they cost about 20 bucks more. Is it your right front rolling off? I've been running 15 psi and haven't had any trouble since.

posted August 07, 2001 09:25 PM
I would suggest more air pressure. No matter what brand of wheels you buy, you still need enough air to keep it on the rim. On RF run a minimum of 15 psi (with McCreary's). If you don't run enough air you won't get even tire wear either. I like the Aero wheels because of price, they do bend easier but I think they absorb some of the impact as well and that keeps from bending suspension parts. Just my 2 cents.

posted August 07, 2001 10:25 PM
i run REAL wheels and run 12 psi on the right front and have never lost a tire.

posted August 07, 2001 11:36 PM
I run BART and i use between 12 to 15 lbs. of air in the right front.
and i use a BART Bead Lock on the right rear. I go with what's cheap and IMCA Leagel.

posted August 08, 2001 07:57 AM
Bassetts. And 15 psi in the RF.

posted August 08, 2001 01:45 PM
tls88mod; Your point is well taken. I would much rather bend wheels than tear up the car,
or me! for that matter. I belive there was an articule that mentioned this in the last issue of Speedway magazine. Better to buy wheels than pay for x-rays.

posted August 09, 2001 06:58 AM
We've used Excels for 3 years now. They're made bt Bassett and cheaper than Bassett's regula wheels. They are 19lb, IMCA or Wissota legal, In the 3 years I think we've bent more than a few but only had one flat out of all of them. The beadlock runs about 95 and the non beadlock runs 45-50.

posted August 28, 2001 04:48 PM
I think Weld Whells are good or you get an I.M.C.A. approved one I've never seen those come off

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