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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-13-04, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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EL wheels

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I was just wondering if anyone could tell me any info about the 15" EL wheels, the ones like the XE 'S' pak rims, but with smaller holes and more of them. Are they the wheels that are standard under the hub caps?
I've seen some black and others silver, are they what's referred to as 'chaser' rims? If they are, what are they made of? Are any alloy, or are they all steel?
Are they also the same as the ones on the AU fitting the same description?
I'm thinking of either getting some and either painting or polishing them along with some fatter rubber as a stop-gap solution while I save up for some good mags for the XE.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-13-04, 02:46 AM
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Re: EL wheels

hey dude,

Yeah theyre basically known as chaser or pursuit rims, theyre pretty much standard fitment under hubcaps from EF onwards ( possibly ED also )
Basically a 15" x 6.5? steel rim, standard is black but most paint them silver ( think they were silver from AU onwards )
you can pick them up for as little as $5 a rim, or nothing at all if you are lucky

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Re: EL wheels

Six is right but the smaller holes are the AU rims, the larger holes are EF/EL, the ED was only 14' and didnt have pursuit rims although they will fit

The smaller holed rims are 15" for the series 1 AU1 and 16" for the Au2 and 3's
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Re: EL wheels

EF/L steelies are all 15x7, they're not alloys and the colour does vary from silver to black, theyre still all made of steel though. And yes, they are called 'chaser' rims due to the fact that cops take the hubcaps off, thus making the steelies/chasers visible.

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Re: EL wheels

thank for that

I'll have a squiz for some when the project is getting along a bit (I've only started putting it back together)
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Re: EL wheels

If you're after a set of mags, I reckon it's hard to go past the set of 4 EA-EL 16" rims for $520 the set (plus rubber) from Brian Glynn Ford as advertised on this site (see attached pic). These rims will fit an XE, and they look good - just depends on your location though, as freight will bump the price up.
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Re: EL wheels

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EF/L steelies are all 15x7
bzzzt wrong

EF/EL rims are 15*6". I've got an EL Falcon and a spare set of rims that I am having widened for drag purposes on my XB. EL steelie rim total 8. It's even written on the rims 6.0J

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Re: EL wheels

Does anyone have a pick of those mags on an EF/L, in the banner they kinda look hubcappish lol

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Re: EL wheels

THey are not Hub caps, they are NF/L Sportsman rims, in gold they were also an optin on the EL XR.

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Re: EL wheels

brenx,

I'm right actually. my EF came with steelies, i bought 15x7 mags and swapped the tyres right over.

AFAIK Ford havent used 6" wide rims since, well, not in any E series thats for sure.

Six, I do have pics of an EF with those rims, ill find em for ya.

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