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Author Topic:   wide 5's
DMA Racing
posted June 25, 2003 02:14 PM
ok, using 12"wheels,we can use wide 5 with adapters, is worth it to change over? what are the advantages. thanks....all wheels must be steel

[This message has been edited by DMA Racing (edited June 25, 2003).]

posted June 25, 2003 06:17 PM
From the old open wheel mod days using 6 pin hubs and alum. wheels, we found the adapter would bend before the wheel thus saving the wheel.

posted June 28, 2003 02:05 PM
We run the wide 5 adapters and like the advantages of them. The rims are cheaper than buying a one piece steel wheel, therefore if you get bumped and bend a wheel, it's not as expensive to replace. The steel wheels that go with the wide 5's are available in various offsets, which is nice for adjusting to track conditions. I find the wide 5 adapter and wheel to be lighter than a one piece steel wheel. Some people will say that they bend easier but we've tried both and they all bend just the same. They also make it nice doing a tire change because we can remove the outer nuts and handle the lighter wheel weight much easier than a one piece wheel. Another advantage that we haven't used yet but we know is available is if we decided to convert to a Ford rearend all we'd have to do is pick up 2 more wide 5 adapters for the Ford bolt pattern and we'd then have use of all of our different offset wheels on either side of the car without having to buy another set of one piece rear wheels. I wouldn't trade 'em for anything else if given the chance.

DMA Racing
posted June 28, 2003 02:22 PM
thanks,bayougent.....thats what i been looking for

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