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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 09, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Classic look

So if I want Centerlines or American racing rims, like the auto drag or the outlaw I.....
I'm out of luck!!

They don't make them anymore according to 3 shops in my area. Can't get them.
That sucks.

They are quick to offer me some 22" pimped out rims and talk about how cool the car would look with them. But I'm old school I guess. I have drum brakes in the rear so I wanted a solid rim to hide my drum brakes from society and have always LOVED that centerline solid wheel look.

Anyone know where I can get these rims or have they all been melted down?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 09, 12:51 PM
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Start with a summit catalog or google what you want, they are out there. Keep in mind your local wheel store will sell 20 sets of dubs to every 1 set of 15" wheels so they won't have what you want in stock which is what the boss tells them to sell because he's already paid for them.

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Re: Classic look

Is this what you're looking for?
http://summitracing.com/parts/SUM-06...K/?image=large

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Re: Classic look

You can always try the used route, I found a set of Centerlines last month at a swap meet, like new. Craigslist or Ebay should have some if you look for them. I hate the big wheels myself too, can't wait for it to go away like other car fads.
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Re: Classic look

I like the old solid Centerline look and haven't seen them for years. Why did they discontinue them? If you put them on your car send me a photo.
Edit: I found another thread that includes a nice photo of a car with the solid Centerline wheels. https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=160160

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 09, 05:00 AM
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Re: Classic look

Centerline still lists Auto Drags on their website. http://centerlinewheels.com/wheels_d...d=34&sw_id=371

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I know 2 guys that flip over Super Tricks... both have a few sets

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 09, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Classic look

I guess the backspace that is available from the tire shops around here for the American Racing Outlaw I, is 19mm (?)

And they tell me that won't work on my car. They say thats more for a 4X4 truck.

I have very low gears so I need a very tall tire in the back. I can fit P27560R15's on it and there is no problem.
However without the right backspace it will be a problem. They tried to talk me into a 7" rim, which they do have but I think it didn't look very good. I mean I wouldn't mind for the front but for the rear, it looked too shallow and a 27560R15 seemed to just bulge out a bit much.
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i guess the backspace that is available from the tire shops around here for the american racing outlaw i, is 19mm (?)
19mm's sounds like a dimension other than the backspacing. That would only be about an inch backspacing. They must have been talking about offset. Are cars typically use 4 to 4 1/2 inches backspacing. I don't know much about "offset" but check this out:https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#backspace


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By the way Mike, I see in your profile photo you race at Bremerton. How does that compare to Pacific Raceways? Price and track condition and wait time between runs


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By the way Mike, I see in your profile photo you race at Bremerton. How does that compare to Pacific Raceways? Price and track condition and wait time between runs
I've had some good times at Bremerton. I got a bad taste in my mouth with Pacific once when I came there and the guy teching me in was just a jerk. He just kept naming off stuff like they were crimes and wouldn't let me run at all.
At Bremerton, they gigged me on some things from time to time but if they aren't too bad, they let me run anyway with a promise from me that I'll fix it next time.
And I do fix it. I listed down 4 things Bremerton techs told me to fix and the next time I ran, it was fixed.
Thinks like my neutral safety, fuel tank vent, a hole in the fire wall lug studs not coming all the way through the front lug studs;
Those were all fixed except for my lug studs, I still haven't fixed that.

They are sticklers on helmets though.
I think it was 25$ last year to run on a testntune/street legals day.
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Yeah I was turned away by tech once at Pacific because the Snell label inside my helmet was missing. I ran to the nearest motorcycle shop and bought a new helmet and when I returned I got a different tech guy and he didn't even ask if I had a helmet let alone check the snell rating. I'm not complaining though, they are just trying to keep us safe. I think I will give Bremerton a try one of these days, it seems a little closer.


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And at Bremerton, once they know you they don't even ask to open the trailer to look at the car. All they ask is 'any changes?' (sometimes). But I imagine they aren't the only strip like that. Once a tech sees a well built, clean car,,,, well,,, have fun!
Oh! Last year I answered YES! My new fuel injection system. The guy glanced at it and said 'nice'. I didn't even get to take the air cleaner off! And no one's ever looked for the drive shaft loop.

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