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« on: August 31, 2017, 12:21:06 PM »

I am in need of a set of either 17 x 3.5 or 17 x 4 steel automotive type steel rims. Coker has 3 inch and 4.5 inch both not recommended by the tire mfg for the tire I am looking to run. Does anyone know someone that could supply these rims sizes in steel? I have a set of 17 x 3.5 aluminum wheels but they are for motorcycle tires, I am wondering if it would be possible to have them machined to the automotive rim specification? I will check with Podunk. I would prefer to have steel wheels.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 12:53:08 PM »

Something like: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/wto/d/17-aluminum-spare-cobra/6265383154.html ?

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 04:13:45 PM »

My 2004 Holden (Pontiac GTO) had a 17" spare.  Don't know the width.  Here's a link to what I remember it was (top).

https://picclick.com.au/Holden-Monaro-17-Space-Saver-Spare-Wheel-HSV-112543046469.html
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 04:31:20 PM »

I had Ray at Chariot Wheels build me some custom wheels years ago.  And have sent (still) friends there.  I gave him a call -- he says he can build a 17x4 steel wheel.  I had no other specs, but give him a call in Fontana --909-357-819five.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 08:23:23 AM »

You're welcome.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 08:30:05 AM »

are these dragster type frt tires or car tires if they are dragster frt tires they most likely require mc rims
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 05:53:02 PM »

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They are automotive style tires and therefore require the automotive style rim. I think I have maybe found something that may work. The space saver spare on the 2006-2017 Dodge Charger is a 17 x 4 wheel. I am planning to order one and cut out the center and have a center water jet cut from 1/4 steel plate. Weld it in cut the pilot diameter put in a 6 on 5 inch BC bolt pattern and "Bobs you uncle"! Oh it sounds so easy!!

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 08:29:09 PM »

Rex are these 17"tires for dragsters?
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 11:00:51 AM »

No. MT engineer said they are rated over 200 especially with the light weight of our car.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 11:11:59 AM »

our experience is that they call car tires but they mount on MC wheels even Goodyear and Weld did not know they were MC rims until me made them check
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 06:58:17 PM »

Yes if they are the 17" tires made for spindle type drag rims they are MC , its just that no one recognises this and the car rim you get made to fit is too large to fit these safely
The bead width is the giveaway
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