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Old 01-18-2005, 04:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I was wondering Where I could get some convo pros rims in perth or Bunbury for my coupe I want them to fit my 295s on back and i want skinny ones on front Thanks
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Doubt anyone would supply them in Bunbury. Definitely a special order item. Get a recent street machine or performance car mag. Ring around and get some quotes from companies over east who could freight them over to you.

Are you after a street legal set up?

I'd get the 15x10's for the rears. I had 295's on my previous wheels and they need the wider rims, otherwise they baloon out too much. 295's great choice for the phat coupe!

15x4 front runners would be nice for racing, but a little illegal in Perth.

Here's a comparison of my set up for you to see. I have 15x8.5's on the rear with a 3.5" offset (to the inside). ie: they have a 5" deep dish. They have 265 Yokahama's. On the front I have 15x7's with 245 T/A Euros (these tyre's are no longer available). Nobody seems to make a 245x15 anymore. Plenty of 235's from memory - which are fine, or you could even go skinnier. Still a little room in the rear guards (which the old 295's and 15x11's filled out nicely). A 15x10 with a 3.5 rear offset would look like this but with a dish that would stick out and extra 1.5 inches (ie: 6.5" deep).....nice for the coupe.

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In the January 2005 Just Parts magazine there is a company “AusAm” who list Cooper 235, 245, 255 and 275 x 60 x 15. Also 265 x 75 x 15, 265 & 295 x 50 x 15. They are in Melbourne and their phone number is 03 97721144.
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In the January 2005 Just Parts magazine there is a company “AusAm” who list Cooper 235, 245, 255 and 275 x 60 x 15. Also 265 x 75 x 15, 265 & 295 x 50 x 15. They are in Melbourne and their phone number is 03 97721144.
That's great news! I phoned around for months to get the 245/50x15's, and even then they were a good second hand set.

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Re: convo pros

To go on a coupe (XB I imagine) I'm going with 15x10's for the rear and 15x6's for the front.

If you go any bigger on the rear you may have rubbing on your guards happening. Also you really should have alittle room for any play that might be there with the diff, suspension, and tyres.

As for the front, you wouldnt want anything smaller than 6 inchs (that is if it to be used as an onroad car, rather than strip car). If you get something like a 4" or 3.5" for the front you might find when you turn a corner, although you have your wheel fully locked the car is still going straight. Specially if its wet on the road. The power from the rear may just keep the car moving and the front tyres arent gripping the road enough to turn the beast. Specially if you are taking those right angle corners at 60kph.

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