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pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
5/26/19 1:14 p.m.

I have a set of FD wheels with BFG r1's with two autocrosses on them taking up space in my garage.  Would those fit an fc?

I will make a deal on them...  super lightweight 16 x 8

Tires are mounted now.  Used them on the probe gt in the 2017 challenge.

Snrub
Snrub HalfDork
5/26/19 1:53 p.m.

A little googling suggests those 2010 mustang wheels are 18".

The FD wheels sound like a good possibility. :) Can't remember if spacers are needed, but they're great wheels.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
5/26/19 9:03 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

Wow!  Very interested!  Let me do some checking, but I seem to recall these fitting the FC.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
5/26/19 9:52 p.m.

Cool, I can grab some pictures of them tomorrow if you want.  The ones I posted were from when I bought them a few years ago.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
5/26/19 10:08 p.m.

Weren't the FD wheels 17"? It makes them better if they are.

 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
5/27/19 7:42 a.m.

FD wheels are 16 x 8.  This is probably the most authoritative discussion I've found on the subject.  Looks like I will need a 1" spacer on the front?

http://fc3spro.com/TECH/FAQ/fdfit.html

RX8driver
RX8driver Reader
5/27/19 7:56 a.m.

If we're talking about tires in the 340 wear range, I highly recommend Continental Extreme Contact Sports. I just got back from a wet track day with those on my WRX and they were amazing, pulling 1G in the corners in the rain and I was passing all kinds of cars that should have been faster all while feeling perfectly under control. Amazing tires.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
5/27/19 10:54 a.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

Sent you a pm--my very first ever on this board.  No idea if I did it right, or how I will be notified of your reply.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
5/29/19 8:42 p.m.

Okay, so I'm pretty sure I want to give pimpm3's FD wheels a new home. 

Two things:

1)  Where's a good place to get 20mm hub adapters/wheel spacers?  I'll need 'em on the front.

2)  Anybody making the trip up I-95 in the next week or three with room for 4 wheels?  Name your price!

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
5/29/19 9:10 p.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

I already told pimpm3 but I'll be heading to SC in August. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
6/13/19 10:15 a.m.

Ha!  They haven't been to an autocross yet, but FD wheels shod with BFG R1's are holding up the RX-7 now.  I'll post up pics next time the sun comes out and I can drive the car.  Many thanks to PimpM3!

Oh, and 20mm spacers up front seems to be the ticket.  Looks to be enough clearance.  I'll know for sure after a spirited drive.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
6/13/19 4:31 p.m.

Great to hear they fit.  Can't wait to see the pictures!

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
6/14/19 7:41 a.m.

Wait no more!

 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
6/14/19 7:46 a.m.

One more.

 

Wifey doesn't like the black center caps.  Remove and spray with Plasti-Dip?  Prime and paint with "Redneck Chrome?"

Also, there are murmurs of dissent on the appearance of the rear wheels.  There are those who would put spacers on the rear to make it match the front, purely for aesthetic reasons.  I'm trying to decide.  It would look better.  Any good reason not to?

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
6/14/19 7:49 a.m.

Looks great!  Can't go wrong with a nice set of OEM wheels, especially light weight ones.

CyberEric
CyberEric HalfDork
6/14/19 11:33 a.m.

Looking great!

Furious_E
Furious_E UltraDork
6/14/19 1:18 p.m.

Looks awesome! What's the offset on the FD wheels? 20mm is a whole lot of spacer.

As for the center caps, I say Plasti-dip or spray bomb them silver. Spray chrome always looks like crap to me and I dislike chrome center caps on silver wheels in the first place. I also agree the rear could use some spacers, for aesthetics. Biggest downside to that I can think of is it's a PITA to replace the studs in the rear as compared to the front. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
6/14/19 1:31 p.m.

In reply to Furious_E :

Agree silver is the way I would go either way.  I just like using the term "Redneck Chrome!"

FWIW, I'm using the bolt-on spacers, which go on easily with the stock lug studs.  Thirty bucks, thirty minutes, and I'm there.

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