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Next Wheel project....

So....I wanted to do something fresh for 2008 and looked at a few possabilites. Came up with a Deep Dish Bullet Cast in a 20X10 +45MM offset matched up with either a 18X9 or 20X8.5 front....Or of course you can do whatever combination you dream up...They would come with TWO sets of Caps. A flat style R cap AND a Bullet/Cone shaped cap.


Also plan to do a 20X8.5 Chrome CobraR...

I am thinking of a Charcoal painted center w/machined lip (Bullets)....MAYBE some Chrome. Input???

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Nice Brad! What offset are they going to be making the 20x8.5 in?
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Nice Brad! What offset are they going to be making the 20x8.5 in?
Thanks Michael!!

Considering a +40MM offset to help with tucking...As you know, being an 8.5" wheel in a 20 there is plenty of room to play with offset and the LS guys could possibly use them as well...Still need to look into that.


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The wheels look good Brad. What sytyle of finish would those have? I've got polished bullets on now, but really like the way they look. I'm not in the market quite yet for wheels since I just put new tires on what I've got - but depending on how an 18x9 and 20x10 or so setup looks - I'd consider it next time around.

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Would 17s be an option? When I get everything else with the car out of the way I'll be looking for a set of rims and I've been looking at the deep dish Bullets in that very color.

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deep dish wheels!

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I would love to see what a 20-inch deep dish wheel would look like on an MN12.
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The wheels look good Brad. What sytyle of finish would those have? I've got polished bullets on now, but really like the way they look. I'm not in the market quite yet for wheels since I just put new tires on what I've got - but depending on how an 18x9 and 20x10 or so setup looks - I'd consider it next time around.

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I am looking for input with regard to finishes.

I think that a Charcoal (Little bit darker than the photo) would be a nice finish for most any color car. Black is too dark for alot of cars and bright looks OK on everything. So I just thought that a Charcoal would meet everyone halfway. I will do some in Chrome as well. If you have Chrome bullets right now and you want some 20X10 rears thats fine. I doubt I do any polished finishes but its not impossible if I get enough folks asking for it. Regardless I am looking for input on finishes because I have not placed the order yet. I am going to SOON though, so speak up now.

I have decided to run these on my 94SC instead of the RUFF Racing wheels...


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Would 17s be an option? When I get everything else with the car out of the way I'll be looking for a set of rims and I've been looking at the deep dish Bullets in that very color.
No...17's are not going to be an option.

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I'm not much for 20's on any car really. However, i appreciate the fact that you continue to give us guys new wheel options and are always trying to improve on your product line.

Is there any possibility that you will make a deep dish in a smaller size like an 18? Or is that not possible with these cars?

I also PM'd you a while back because i was having some quality problems with the graphics on the saleen center caps. You stated that you were going to get updated versions and possibly a NEW design. Just wondering if you got to that or not. Thank you!
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If you were to go with a polished finish, I'd possibly be interested in a pair for the rear of my car. Though I don't know that a 20" wheel is going to look quite right on the rear (it's a little big). If it was a 18x10 deep dish polished Bullitt, you could bet on having a buyer for a pair right here.

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I am looking at doing an 18X10 but have not been given the OK on the offset I need yet. The manufacturer is looking into my requested offset. So IF they can produce what we need then it will also be coming.

Would like more input on Finishes.


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I also PM'd you a while back because i was having some quality problems with the graphics on the saleen center caps. You stated that you were going to get updated versions and possibly a NEW design. Just wondering if you got to that or not. Thank you!
You have a PM regarding those caps.

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Personally I'm not a fan of charcoal. I'd like a bright silver painted or chrome. I would go with black before charcoal. I'm never going to decide what wheels to go with! Tax time is fast approaching though, so I better make up my mind soon.
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How about a carbon fiber look or a black anadized?

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I have decided to run these on my 94SC instead of the RUFF Racing wheels...


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Pics of the ruff's?

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Pics of the ruff's?

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Joel, the RUFF wheels have not even made it to the wharehouse yet so I have no pics of them on my car...haha...When they do come into the wharehouse I will be getting a few sets to test fit and take photos.

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are you going to be making these in 18x10 rear and 18x8 up front like the boyd's??
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I think the charcoal looks nice. In my opinion the deep dish wheels need some kind of contrast between the center sections and the hoops. Thus why i like dark colored centers with the polished hoops.
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I would probably be interested in a set of polished at 18x10 or 20x10. I just need to hear the final price.

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Is there a 'Bird out there with 20's on it? If a pair of deep dish Bullets and a pair non-deep dish would go to get together, I'd consider a pair for the rear as well. If 18x9 or x10 was available, I would be more apt to get a pair since there is already 18x9 on the rear of mine. I'm not sure I want to run 18x9 or wider on the front all that bad. I like the 17x8 I have now.

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Same here, Melon. I'm definitely not ditching the polished 17x8's that I'm running up front. I think you and I would be in the same boat...interested in a polished 18" deep dish for the rear.

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This is great! I've been looking for something like this to come our way for a while now.

I would prefer 18's though.

Either black or dark charcoal is what I'm looking for. Maybe with a polished lip though? I think that looks especially good on black cars with dark rims. Definately need something to break it up.

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Brad,

First off, thanks for all the constant work you do to keep these cars available for new wheel options. Second, I would take a 20x10 in a heartbeat for the rear. I have a Y2K chrome 18x9.5 (10" really inside to inside lip) and a 275/40 rear tire lowered and you could fill those wheel wells up a little more for street cruising. I swap to spares up front and stockers with slicks for the track anyway.

The charcoal insert is great, but I too would like to see a polished lip on them. But anything you can do is great. I'm shooting you a PM right now about another wheel option you've been working on.

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as for finish.... CHROME is my vote.

I would be interested in either 20" or 18"
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Same here, Melon. I'm definitely not ditching the polished 17x8's that I'm running up front. I think you and I would be in the same boat...interested in a polished 18" deep dish for the rear.

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Yeah - and I think running 17x8 in the front and 20x10 in the rear would look a bit interesting, to say the least. But 18x9 or 18x10 for the rear would be OK. I'm just curious what the look would be with the rear being deep-dish and the fronts not.

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Is there a 'Bird out there with 20's on it?
I saw someone on cardomain the other day who had 20s on a Thunderbird. I'll try to find the page again.

Edit: I found it. Here's a link to the page with all the exterior pics.

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The bad thing about 20's in my opinion is that the car has to be slammed for it to look right. Even 18's (what i have) didn't look right with only the eibach drop. The car just looked awkward and a bit raised, which i really hated becuse it reminded me of those "donks." In the end i had to cut my stock springs and get it nice and low, but even now i think it could use more lowering...
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PLEASE make them...I have wanted these rims for my bird for so long lol my vote is for black with a polished lip but the charcoal is still a great way to go...18's, 20's, i say 20's but 18's would definitely do the job...either way i'll be picking up a set! Thanx man
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