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Artillery wheels size?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SinastirSpeedShop, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. I wanted to run 18"-19" wire wheels with my disc brakes, but after reading a lot about the issues that it causes I am looking at artillery sytle wheels.

    Did any manufacturers make a 18" artillery wheel in any bolt pattern
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  2. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
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    JohnEvans
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    from Phoenix AZ

    Yep , with wooden spokes,in 20s cars!!
     
  3. Tim Rocheford
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 28

    Tim Rocheford
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    I have some Chevy artillery wheels with a 6 bolt pattern.
     
  4. wheelkid
    Joined: May 25, 2006
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    wheelkid
    Alliance Vendor
    from Fresno, CA

    What's the problem with wire wheels?? I can make you some in any size you want
    Jimmy
     
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  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Squablow
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    The infamous "Divco" wheels (which were accessory high clearance wheels for Ford cars and never actually used on Divco trucks) were 18" and were used a fair amount on early dry lakes racers because they were the only wheel with the Ford pattern that would take the 18" surplus tires they were racing on.

    They're extremely expensive though, and heavy. If you're willing to go to a 17" rim, 35 Dodges and mid 30's Chevy products had 17" artilleries. The Dodge ones are a bit harder to find, but they have the 5 on 4.5" pattern which is nice. The Chevy ones used the 6 lug pattern on the Master series cars and an oddball 5 on 4.25 pattern on the Standard series cars. Those Chevrolet Standard wheels are pretty common and can be had cheap, you just have to be willing to run pattern adapters or to redrill your hubs and axles to match. Nice looking wheels though.
     
  6. jbtine
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    Try these sites http://www.thewheelsmith.net/
    http://www.rallyamerica.com/
    http://www.truespoke.net/
    18" wires are available. Wheelsmith has 18" artillery wheels but in aluminum.

     
  7. Roadsire
    Joined: Jun 28, 2005
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    Roadsire
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    I just got off the phone with wheelsmith, I inquired about 16" 7 and 8 inch wide artillery rims for my truck I mentioned I needed the 16" for caliper clearance they told me that the 15" would clear my calipers which is good news as the tire selection for 15" inch is so much better. the person I spoke with was friendly and extremely helpful so based on their customer service I am going with wheel smith just my 2 cents
     

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