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    Thread: What Happened to Deep-Dish Rims?

    1. 10-06-2012 07:54 AM #1
      What happened to rim styles that had a deep dish to them? Is it just a style/fad that is no longer popular, or have other engineering factors caused them to go away?

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      10-06-2012 08:21 AM #2
      it seems almost the polar opposite on new cars today.

      perfectly flat/ no lip at all wheels not sure how i feel about it yet as some look pretty good...lol
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      10-06-2012 08:29 AM #3
      They were fine on live axle cars, but on many others, there are problems with bearing load and on fwd, torque steer. It may only be partially that and as fwd became more prominent the trends reflect that aesthetic.

      Yes, there are some Porsches that had deep dish rims, so the bearing thing is certainly not an absolute.
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      10-06-2012 08:33 AM #4
      Two words... Scrub Radius. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrub_radius

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      10-06-2012 08:47 AM #5
      One piece wheels are getting better.
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      10-06-2012 09:31 AM #6
      I still like the deep dish style wheels. Here are my CCWs: 3.5 inch lip on the rear. I opted for stepped lip because I will be getting BBK soon and I needed the clearance:

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      10-06-2012 09:47 AM #7
      Cyclical fad. They'll be back once this "stanced" thing runs its course.
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    9. 10-06-2012 10:28 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Cyclical fad. They'll be back once this "stanced" thing runs its course.
      Not as long as front or all wheel drive remain prevalent, and rear wheel drive isn't about to become the prevalent drivetrain arrangement any time soon.

      Front drive (or all wheel drive, which requires a front-drive component to it) pretty much requires the steering axis to intersect the ground very close to the tire center-line, and that requires the lower ball joint to be further out than old-skool rear-drive front suspension layouts, and the brake has to be outboard of the ball joint, and this doesn't leave a whole lot of room left for deeply dished wheel styles.

    10. 10-06-2012 01:53 PM #10
      'Stanced/VIP' cars usually run deep dish wheels.

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      10-06-2012 02:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      Not as long as front or all wheel drive remain prevalent, and rear wheel drive isn't about to become the prevalent drivetrain arrangement any time soon.

      Front drive (or all wheel drive, which requires a front-drive component to it) pretty much requires the steering axis to intersect the ground very close to the tire center-line, and that requires the lower ball joint to be further out than old-skool rear-drive front suspension layouts, and the brake has to be outboard of the ball joint, and this doesn't leave a whole lot of room left for deeply dished wheel styles.
      Go to the MKI/MKII forums. FWD never stopped the deep dish fad
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      10-06-2012 03:03 PM #12
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