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Lindsey Wheels

I'm leaning towards going to Lindsey 17" Fuchs look wheels ... especially after seeing 550spyder's photos in another thread. I love the very deep dish look and liking my RUF wheels less & less with time.

I'd appreciating learning from those of you with Lindseys what widths, offets and spacers you're using and whether there's any clearance issues with running Big Reds calipers with them. I'd like to go with 9's and 11's.

Thanks in advance!
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i'll be keeping close watch on this thread. i too am really convinced the fuchs wheel is the proper look...just need them in 17".

18's are too roller skate like.
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When you order, Dave asks if you want to run Big Reds in the future and makes the wheels accordingly. If you want a little deeper dish look, he'll give it to you, but that requires the rear spacers to be machined down whatever the extra depth of the dish you request.

Basically, he walks you through the whole process.
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What if the center for your 18 inch fuch looked like this.......




Available in the spring...

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Jeff - Will they be made in 17s and 18s? What's the price point?
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17's will have this center.... Note that the center is properly sized for the diameter of wheel it fits. A 16 inch fuch uses a center that acutally is a wee bit small for a 15! Hence when it is in a 17 it can look a wee bit off.




Look for them to be priced at the same or just below a set of Lindsey's.....

That said, I would need to know what width the turbo guys want. I am guessing 9.0's and 11.0 or 11.5's? Plus I would need a backspace/offset number people would be happy with.

But we can cross that bridge when we get there....

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IMHO 17" is the perfect diameter for a street 930. It's proportions to the wheel wells and the aspect ratio of tires is just right AND you can fit Big Red calipers (or should be able to) within them AND the additional unsprung weight isn't prohibitive. I'm not a fan of the Hot Wheels cartoon car look of larger diameter wheels disproportionate to the wells and lines of the body AND the tires get to be too thin for the street AND they start getting quite heavy. Just my own humble preferences of course...
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You are right on all acounts.

I am only making the 18 because I have folks who want it. I will not run them on my own car.

The wheels (17 or 18) will be built to clear Brembo GTP's (that I run) which require slightly more clearance than big reds.

Also am going to make these is 16x9.0 and 11.0 for those that do not have larger brakes in mind...

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don't forget allot of us use 9" (fuchs)in the rear with 2 inch spacers to fill out the fenders but My car is a conversion but I would guess allot of us feel same.


also never got a chance to measure the lindseys I had in the garage as he picked up the car quickly after the email you sent.
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The size of the rears is going to be all over the place! lol
My slant won't take anything bigger than a 10x17 in the rear because of the vents, while the standard 930's could be as wide as 11x17 or 11.5x17.
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Linseys look like what they are - a center that is too small for the wheel.
The Rota Fox style design is sooooo much more smooth and symmetrical.
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One thing to remember is that a 16x8/9 fuch has an undersized center to begin with. It is actually sized for a 15.

No worries Ben, I have most of the specs I need. Most of the turbo rears I have built have been 11.5 to run without spacers. Are you spacers 2 inches?

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I have a hunch that Jeff will make this as painless a process as any other wheel company out there. Then, his 3 pice construction employs a "blind fastening process that will make them look like one-piece wheels, from what I've seen.

Plus, I promise jeff as much access or feedback on the very first set going onto a an '84 Carrera.(that I'm intimate with) I think buyers will just line up with cash in hand, and then go off hapy with their new wheels.

OK, I need to go pray for them in front of the new set of Yoko A048R's I received last week.
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Jeff, how will those wheels be made?
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Machined center from a forged blank (6061), spun inner and outer wheel shells (6061) and bolted together from the back so you can not see the fastener, same as a Fikse or most of our wheels now.

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Jeff,

Will these centers be forged? Forgive me if I missed that detail somewhere.

Thanks
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Machined center from a forged blank..............
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I think that is a yes.
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They will not be forged to net shape, they will be machined from a forging same as just about every forged aftermarket wheel you can think of. Oh, and they will be load tested to well beyond the need.....

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Interested and subscribing. I have always liked the Lindseys and still do, but there was something aesthetic that looked a tad wrong to me and it must be the sizing of the centers that Jeff mentioned. I've been on the fence for a set of Lindseys FOREVER and just can't bring myself to pull the trigger.

FWIW, I'm interested in 11X17 and 9X17.
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One thing to remember is that a 16x8/9 fuch has an undersized center to begin with. It is actually sized for a 15.

No worries Ben, I have most of the specs I need. Most of the turbo rears I have built have been 11.5 to run without spacers. Are you spacers 2 inches?

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yes because I run 9 inch fuchs on stock 77 rear arms so I needed 2 inches to fill them out..
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