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    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      07-08-2010 04:39 PM #1
      *UPDATE* 9/21/20
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    3. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      only can post 100 photos per post... so reserving this in case I find another motherload.


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      and a few more that I found





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      07-08-2010 05:50 PM #3
      Nice shot of Lee's car for the Southern Ways.

      Here's another photo of Southern Ways Aero Sports... in white:
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      07-08-2010 05:54 PM #4
      whats the reasoning for these wheels? just a style or do they serve a purpose? Thanks in advance

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      07-08-2010 06:00 PM #5
      whats the reasoning for these wheels? just a style or do they serve a purpose? Thanks in advance

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      07-08-2010 06:12 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by invisiblewar View Post
      whats the reasoning for these wheels? just a style or do they serve a purpose? Thanks in advance
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      07-08-2010 06:24 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by invisiblewar View Post
      whats the reasoning for these wheels? just a style or do they serve a purpose? Thanks in advance
      Brake cooling and aerodynamics.

      The flat face of the wheel allows air to move more quickly across it... the faster-moving air is at lower pressure than the hot air inside the wheelwell... air is drawn out of the wheel, over the brake rotors, through the holes around the rim.

      The main racing applications of this are sedan-bodies cars where the rules or engineering constraints mandate small brakes... like rally cars' gravel setups, or supertouring-type sedan racing.

      They're heavier than a spoked wheel, which is why you don't see them in cars where brake size and material are less restricted... and of course racing series like NASCAR mandate specific wheel types, while they'd be ineffective on an open-wheel car like F1.
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      07-08-2010 06:35 PM #8
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      whoaaaa blast from the past. that was the fastest Mazda ive ever seen.

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      07-08-2010 06:44 PM #9
      that was sick.
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      My Ronal PhaseII's........

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      07-08-2010 07:05 PM #11
      I have a hard on right now! Tons of those have been on my wish list for a long time.
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      07-08-2010 07:10 PM #12
      sweet wheels! thanks for the post
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    14. 07-08-2010 07:45 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Nice shot of Lee's car for the Southern Ways.

      Here's another photo of Southern Ways Aero Sports... in white:

      Holy crap, where'd you find that pic? I've never seen more than two Aero Sports in one photo!

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      07-08-2010 07:58 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Brake cooling and aerodynamics.
      They're heavier than a spoked wheel, which is why you don't see them in cars where brake size and material are less restricted... and of course racing series like NASCAR mandate specific wheel types, while they'd be ineffective on an open-wheel car like F1.

      Hi, welcome to F1 in 2009:







      The covers were banned for 2010, but Ferrari believed they still needed to clean up the aero of their wheels, so this is what they're using in 2010.



      A close-up:


      Wheel covers are far superior to spoked wheels aerodynamically, which is why they're almost universally used at places like the Bonneville salt flats.


      (How awesome is that F40 by the way!)

      The problem with these wheels is that heat generated by braking etc is transmitted through the wheel to the tyre, rather than away with air moving through the spokes. Wheels like the 996 Turbo "twist" units attempt to use fan-like shapes to draw air away from the wheels, which helps cool the brakes.

      Sometimes the opposite -hot brakes and tyres- can be required, particularly in qualifying situations on race tracks. Wheel covers can help drivers under time constraints get brakes and tyres up to working temperatures by keeping airflow through the wheel to a minimum.

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      07-08-2010 11:07 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Messy View Post
      Hi, welcome to F1 in 2009:



      The covers were banned for 2010, but Ferrari believed they still needed to clean up the aero of their wheels, so this is what they're using in 2010.



      A close-up:

      I loved those weird wheel covers they were using. didn't know they got banned
      I love the new aero wheels though. very cool.

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      07-09-2010 12:21 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I loved those weird wheel covers they were using. didn't know they got banned
      I love the new aero wheels though. very cool.
      They are nifty, and I believe Ferrari are using them because they were the only team who homogolated the special aero wheels. (wheel designs have to be used for a full season these days)

      Something we may see on road cars is "donut" covers for the brake rotors.
      The 599XX has them, and now they're on the 599 GTO (its road going cousin)

      I've seen two styles of donut on the 599, a half covering with cut slots and a full covering with text.

      599 XX donut A


      599 XX donut B


      599 GTO donut B

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      07-09-2010 12:38 AM #17
      I truly love this thread.

      A set of Compomotive TH Monos I owned a while back



      And the merc wheels im trying to secure for the car

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      07-09-2010 02:17 AM #18
      Love everything about these...



      I think they look better by themselves. Putting them on a car would just make them look worse.
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      07-09-2010 12:14 PM #19
      I'm trying to find an adequate set of Turbo wheels for my S6
      memoryfab has some Bridgestone DTMs every so often, but the price keeps going up
      they were $750 the first time I saw them, now they want $1000 for them with **** tires

      I do love these though:

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      07-09-2010 12:23 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by A1pocketrocket View Post
      whoaaaa blast from the past. that was the fastest Mazda ive ever seen.
      who's car was this? same guy that had the Scirocco with the Mercury Capri hoodscoop

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      07-09-2010 12:52 PM #22
      Amazing thread!

      Although maybe not exactly a brand that's widely favored around TCL, Pontiac has a little history in contributing to the world of turbo wheels.

      1981 PONTIAC TRANS AM - N89 TURBO WHEEL


      1982 PONTIAC TRANS AM - N89 TURBO WHEEL


      1982 PONTIAC TRANS AM - N89 TURBO WHEEL CLOSE UP


      1984 PONTIAC TRANS AM - N24 TURBO WHEEL


      PONTIAC TRANS AM - N24 TURBO WHEEL CLOSE UP




      Quote Originally Posted by http://theturbocastking.webs.com/turbocastwheels.htm
      History Of The [Pontiac] Turbo Cast Wheel



      During prototype testing of the third gen pontiacs in the late 1970's.Pontiac wanted a sleeker,More aerodynamic car.So GM's engineer's took the idea of the Bonneville salt flat land speed car's which had flushed aero wheels and incorporated it into the Turbo cast wheel design and Bowling ball cap.The "vents" on the Turbo Cast wheel actually are there to help cool the brakes,While the Bowling Ball Cap,Or "Aero Wheel Covers" which is what Pontiac called them,Were designed for aerodynamics.

      Which cars got Turbo Cast Wheels ? Well I have the official info from Pontiac and other reputable sources.

      The RPO code N89 Turbo Cast wheels were only available on the 1982-1984 Firebird,Firebird S/E & Trans Am

      1982 Base Firebirds can only get 14" Turbo cast with the Level 2 or 3 suspension.But most recieved the basic steel wheels.

      1982 Firebird S/E came with 14" Turbo Cast wheels as standard equipment.But if WS6/7 suspension was ordered it would have the 15x7 Turbo Cast wheels.

      1982 Trans Am came was the same as the S/E.But after July of '82 there was shortage of N89 Turbo Cast wheels and some got the similar N21 Turbo finned wheels with the center cap (Small caps).And the N21 was a no extra cost option.

      1983 Firebird S/E or Trans Am only early production car's could be ordered with N89 Turbo Cast Wheels.

      1984 Firebird S/E And Trans Am:Only availble with 14" Turbo Cast wheels could be ordered on S/E and Trans Am and not many got them.

      After total Production numbers were calculated around 36,292 cars were ordered with 15X7 Turbo Cast Wheels.This is Official from a source at PHS (Pontiac Historical Services) and I'm the only source to release this info to the public.

      N89 Breakdown

      Firebird S/E - 2387
      Trans Am W/
      LU5 - 3894
      LG4 - 5365

      TURBO CAST WHEELS PRICES

      Prices inlclude FREE FED EX Ground shipping.

      (4) 15" Turbo Cast wheels NO CAPS SOLD OUT FOR 2010

      (4) 15" Turbo Cast wheels and with Bowling Ball Caps SOLD OUT FOR 2010

      (4) 14" Turbo Cast wheels NO CAPS $450

      (4) 14" Turbo Cast wheels with Bowling Ball Caps $725

      Turbo Cast Wheel Specifications

      A 15" Turbo Cast Wheel:

      Manufacture:Modern Wheel,Rockwell International,Kelsey-Hayes

      Weight: 17 LBS.

      16" diameter Square and 8" width,

      Backspacing : 4.5"
      Bolt pattern : 4.75"
      Last edited by JimmyD; 07-09-2010 at 01:14 PM.

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      07-09-2010 12:54 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      who's car was this? same guy that had the Scirocco with the Mercury Capri hoodscoop
      his name is Jerry and yea he had a rocco, but I dont remember the hood scoop specifically. that little Mazda had a built B6T and it ran like a raped ape.

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      07-09-2010 12:58 PM #24
      My Cadillac came with imitation turbo wheels, no fins or vents but looks similar.



      My Turbo RX7 also came with turbo wheels



      And for some 2nd Generation RX7 wheels:

      Sport and GXL:
      15"x6" 40ET offset


      Turbo
      16x7 40ET offset



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      07-09-2010 01:08 PM #25
      Is there a source in the U.S. for the new 18" Ronal R50? I want those for my MS3 like yesterday.

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