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    tjmarrone
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    @tjmarrone

    Looking at tire choices for the 14 x 6 wheels and it is fairly limited and getting worse over time as manufacturers stop producing 14″ tires.  Looking for 15″ rims to fit also looks fairly limited, only a few choices with the 4 x 108 pattern and 0 offset.

    Looking for any suggestions you might have?
    Bill, are the fox body police wheels a + offset (larger back set) and are you running spacers with them?
    Thanks,  T. J.
    #266176

    johnsimion
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    @johnsimion

    Try Coker Tire Company. Not cheap, but they have a lot of 15″ tires in VW sizes, including the narrow period-correct wide white walls that I have on my car.

    #266177

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    The 15″ mustang police wheels actually have less offset than the 14″ Cragar wires. The 195/70R14 on the wires will rub the fenders without raising the ride height with the coil overs. The 15’s sit in a bit further allowing the car to be lowered. Running 205/60R15’s. We had 235/60R15’s on the rear before we dedicated those wheels for the race tires. We’re only talking about 1/2″ in height. I also have a set of 14″ steel wheels from a Ford Fairmont. These also sit inboard with no rub issues. These actually have snow tires on them.billnparts2015-11-08 19:41:26

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #266178

    tjmarrone
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    @tjmarrone

    Bill,Any thoughts on where to find police wheels?

    BTW  I meant negative offset, clumsy fingers.
    #266179

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I was fortunate to be working at a Ford dealer when they were procured. They might still be available through the dealer parts chain, albiet rather expensive.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #266180

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    They get mentioned on enthusiasts sites occasionally. Apparently fairly rare and spendy.

    Why not re-drill your hubs at 4 x 4.5 and get a wide selection of possible wheels–including (but not listed at that link) original MGA steelies that look just like TD wheels (12-holes instead of 15) and take the same hubcaps? Or–and this can happen, just ask Roy–the adaptor hubs from Triumph TR3 wire wheels?
    4 lugs spaced at 4.5 inches.

    edsnova2015-11-10 20:23:40

    #266181

    tjmarrone
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    @tjmarrone

    What do you all think of the mustang II “phone dial” 10 hole alloy wheels?  They must be lighter than the steel wheels.

    #266182

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    That same 4bolt pattern runs into the early 90’s until they went to a 5 bolt. Availability in 14″, 15″ and 16″.There’s a lot of options out there. Have you checked Tire Rack or other wheel outlets?
    You can get 5 bolt rotors that fit the spindles and as you dont have a rear axle yet, you could get a 5 bolt axle easier than a 4.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #266183

    scubasteve
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    @scubasteve

    I don’t know if these will help, but check out:
    http://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/product/15-x-45-wheel-stock-steel-silver-4x130mm-obi108017-2-4
    They’re on sale. But there may be others at this site.
    Lots of other bits there, too.

    Amor Conquista Todo

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