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Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 20, 2017 02:45PM

Oh boy, here we go again!

I have a line on a set of Koenig Rewind 16x7 wheels for my '64 for cheap. The backspacing is 4". If they'll fit, I'm considering 205/45R16 tires.

But...is that backspacing too shallow? I have no problem rolling the front fender lip if necessary. I know what's on Bryan's page, but this wheel feels like it's in a gray area and I can't try before I buy.

Drew D.
Meridian, Idaho
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1964 PG Monza
1961 Dodge D100
2013 Camaro SS
2013 Honda Civic Hybrid (it offsets the Camaro, right?)

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: April 20, 2017 03:13PM

Some hate them but I have 1 inch aluminum spacers on my 64, the wheels I have were designed to fit front wheel drive cars, bought the wheels then measured what spacer to get, spacer bolts to hub, wheel bolts to spacer, had them for 15 years or so, no problems yet.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 20, 2017 03:55PM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> Some hate them but I have 1 inch aluminum spacers
> on my 64, the wheels I have were designed to fit
> front wheel drive cars, bought the wheels then
> measured what spacer to get, spacer bolts to hub,
> wheel bolts to spacer, had them for 15 years or
> so, no problems yet.

My concern is the other direction. I don't know if these have enough backspace, rather than too much.

Drew D.
Meridian, Idaho
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1964 PG Monza
1961 Dodge D100
2013 Camaro SS
2013 Honda Civic Hybrid (it offsets the Camaro, right?)

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 20, 2017 04:39PM

Should be fine!





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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 20, 2017 05:00PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Should be fine!


Those are the words I want to hear! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 20, 2017 07:33PM

Are you sure they are 4inch backspacing? When I wad looking I could only find them with a zero offset. I bought a set of rota RB wheels with a +10mm in 15x7. That still was not enough backspacing. I would certainly try to test for before committing.

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 21, 2017 10:16AM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Are you sure they are 4inch backspacing? When I
> wad looking I could only find them with a zero
> offset. I bought a set of rota RB wheels with a
> +10mm in 15x7. That still was not enough
> backspacing. I would certainly try to test for
> before committing.

Absent having the wheels in hand, I can't say that I'm positive. But model number (RW76114006) says 4" backspace (and 0 offset).

The wheel has a machined lip, so it's wider than the bead to bead 7 inches, so I have faith in the 4 inch backspace claim - 0 offset implies that there is about 1/2" of rim on each side. That looks about right from the photos that I've seen

As to the fit, I found a picture of a '64 with the same wheels, but in 15 inch diameter, and they look like they fit perfectly.



And they're cheap enough that if they don't fit, I shouldn't have a problem selling them for what I paid.

Drew D.
Meridian, Idaho
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1964 PG Monza
1961 Dodge D100
2013 Camaro SS
2013 Honda Civic Hybrid (it offsets the Camaro, right?)

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 21, 2017 03:07PM

Let us know how they fit... They are nice looking wheels.

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: April 21, 2017 05:19PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Let us know how they fit... They are nice looking
> wheels.


I second that! Those are pretty darn sharp.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 24, 2017 07:59AM

Wheels should be here tomorrow, tires on Thursday. I'll post pics!

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 27, 2017 05:53PM



It's a fit!

There is a slight rub during hard right turns on the left front that I attribute to a combination of old springs and the 350 pounds of ballast behind the wheel. My solution is to go on a diet and roll the fender lip.

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 27, 2017 05:59PM

Looks great!





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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: April 27, 2017 06:17PM

Wow looks great. That's magazine material except maybe leaving out the trash cans, oil pan, old tires. Does look good, I'm definitely a fan.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: April 27, 2017 06:27PM

I didn't know about wheel fit but I sure like the looks of your Dodge truck

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 27, 2017 06:52PM

thumbs upsmileys with beer

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Re: EM wheels
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 27, 2017 07:53PM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> Wow looks great. That's magazine material except
> maybe leaving out the trash cans, oil pan, old
> tires. Does look good, I'm definitely a fan.

Ha! Today was trash day! And I'm happy to say that I don't need the drip pan anymore.

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