View Full Version : 13x8/9 inch wheels?
01-16-2005, 10:32 PM
Anyone know of any used 13x8 or 9 wheels out there with a 4x114.3 bolt circle?.I'd be open to anything reasonably priced in steel or aluminum.Rota C8's would be perfect(dual 4x100,4x114.3 bolt pattern)
If anyone has,knows of or sees a set on another furom please let me know.
01-17-2005, 08:05 AM
The 4x114.3 Rota RBs are on eBay right now for next to nothing!
01-17-2005, 06:39 PM
Cool,you wouldn't happen to have a link would you?.
01-17-2005, 07:22 PM
I found them,unfortunately $500us doesn't really qualify as for next to nothing for me.I'd hoped for a used set.
Thanks though,keep you eyes out if you can.
In the last few issues of Inside Track someone has been selling 2 Duralite 13x8s with 4 1/4 and 4 1/2 dual bolt patterns for $150.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-462-4874
01-18-2005, 06:02 PM
Thanks Ron,I saw that but didn't contact because I need a set.I'll give him a shout anyways.
01-21-2005, 06:29 PM
you can get brand new steelies from www.diamondracingwheels.com for dirt cheap. hellz, i did.
call them - dont bother with the email. they have a 1-800 #.
also, if you DO go ahead, specify USPS - UPS WILL RAPE YOU on customs.
01-22-2005, 06:14 PM
Thanks Spoonie,looks like no used stuff laying around so I'll likely go with the diamonds.I was just looking at bart wheels but their weight is listed at 19lbs for a 13x8-ouch!(diamonds are 14lbs)
01-24-2005, 03:11 PM
Too bad but I have 4 - 13x8's on 4x100 - 3 piece superlight 8-9 lbs. I'll post them soon. If you hear of anyone looking for that pattern pass this on. :(
01-24-2005, 05:17 PM
How much you asking maxflow?,possible to redrill to my pattern?
01-24-2005, 08:19 PM
Cannot be redrilled. They are so well designed for lightweight that in the back where they mount there is only meat for the pattern made.
So far I have this info:
2 - 13X7
2 - 13x8
Hub is 60mm.
Weight 8.5 lbs
Design is a virtual BBS knockoff.
Manufacturer is Comp. Automotive Ltd. England.
I'll get the backspace posted shortly. Sorry no pics yet.
01-24-2005, 08:58 PM
Thanks,too bad about not being able redrill.
01-24-2005, 09:31 PM
yeah. It can only be slotted but that doesn't work well in todays cars. This type of old universal lug worked OK with the domestics as the nut was a flat seat rather than a conical.
How about contacting Tire Mag in Toronto. They will make up rims from blanks.
Good luck in your search.
Hey, could you change the hubs? BMW 3xx of the same age came with 4x100 hubs and similar factory offset (23ish I think - ask Wes.) I know that's a lot of work but it's just an idea.
01-25-2005, 10:56 PM
Yeah changing the hubs would be a pain,issues with wheel bearing sizing between the spindle size and hub size wouldn't be worth the hassle.Not to mention brake hardware and on and on.
There's actually quite a few wheel options with the factory pattern,besides its only $63 us for a 13x8 steel wheel.
01-26-2005, 10:01 PM
yeah um ...steelies..... h e a v y??? Invest in weight reduction!! Most steelies are 20-25 lbs no???
more wheels your size here:
01-27-2005, 03:59 PM
Thanks Ron,I sent an e-mail to see if he had any 8's along with his assortment of 7's.
Yes most steel wheels are heavy,13x8 diamonds are listed at 14lbs.Only 1 pound heavier than my 15" kosei's,and at $63us each its hard to not be at least interested.
02-04-2005, 07:45 PM
Just saying thanks Ron,I bought the circle wheels from the guy in your link.I decided that 13x7's would work if I run the 215 710's.
Besides a set of 4 aluminum 9.5lb wheels for $200us makes me happy happy!!:D
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