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Old 07-09-2019, 12:02 PM
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I know...I know...I know....ANOTHER rims thread.

What would you think of SPOKES on a C4?

Is that even rim option?

Have any pics?
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:38 PM
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I have genuinely no idea what you're saying.

My c4 is on 5 spoke a mold replicas. It looks great to me.
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:06 PM
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I have genuinely no idea what you're saying.

My c4 is on 5 spoke a mold replicas. It looks great to me.
Sorry. Kind of like Miami vice Tubbs' kind of spokes. Does that make more sense?
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I think you’re referring to wire wheels with knock offs correct?
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:09 PM
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Wire wheels in general. I think 18" would be the ideal size.
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Found this pic on Digital Corvettes

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ZR80 View Post
Wire wheels in general. I think 18" would be the ideal size.
They are generally called Daytons. And people here would hate you for having them.
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Here ya go:





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Old 07-09-2019, 08:14 PM
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They are generally called Daytons. And people here would hate you for having them.
But when I was younger I loved Crockett's Ferrari (and that had those spoke-like wheels).
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:16 PM
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Here ya go:





Thank you.


I think I would need to see them in person, closer up, to be definitive on them.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:46 PM
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Have you ever owned a vehicle with wire spoke wheels? If they are like the motorcycles I've owned, you have maintenance to do on them every so often. I suspect they'll need to also be 'tuned' ever so often to get all the spokes at the correct/same tension on them.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:11 PM
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No I have not. But now that u mention it those would b bitch to clean eh?
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:41 PM
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No I have not. But now that u mention it those would b bitch to clean eh?
Correct!
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:07 AM
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Once knew a guy that all he did was tune up spoked motorcycle rims for a living and apparently there was enough work to live on, in fact I had him do mine. My bike was a basket case when I got it, it was a mess. I tried respoking the rims, made up a jig and put a dial indicator on it trying to get them straight, I failed. I spent 2 months working on them before I found the fella that could do it correctly. It took him a solid day to get them perfectly true and tensioned correctly but he knew what he was doing.
Personally I would only put them on a trailered show only car or have a 2d set of rims and only put them on when showing the car, just because of the potential issues running spokes on the street. They do look cool, but if I honestly wanted something like that on the street I'd look into steel rims with spoked hubcaps. Personally I'd rather drive the car than spend so much time having the rims worked on.
My 2 cents.

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Honestly never knew there was maintenance of any kind to these wheels.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:32 AM
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In another life time I had factory wires on a 63 MGB I owned. I never had to worry about adjusting tension on the wheels. I was too busy dealing with the Lucas electrical system
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