MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Please restrict your questions and replies to Capri related technical issues!
Drew
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Car(s): ford capri 3.5 v8 xx-pack in the making.
landrover discovery tdi
Location: Scottish borders
Contact:

MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Drew » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:59 pm

heres a heart braking story for you :nopity:

hi there everyone im currently building a mk3 xxpack capri from scratch (i bought the shell with the bodykit fitted) and ive got my brakes and axles in now, i threw on a set of wheels to get it moving the now but i dunno what im gonna do about getting the wheels out to fill the wings, i have 283mm cossie discs on the front so im gonna need a 15 maybe even 16" to clear the caliper but i cannot find any kind of advice on offset whatso ever :swear: !
if anyone knows or has already run into this problem please gimmie a shout your advice would be much apreciated!!!! :lmao:
CHEERS!!! drew.

tck
Posts: 6850
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:21 pm
Car(s): 2.8 Turbo, 2.8 special.
Location: East Coast

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby tck » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:55 pm

some wide rims that were meant for the xx pack?.. :sleepy:

Drew
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Car(s): ford capri 3.5 v8 xx-pack in the making.
landrover discovery tdi
Location: Scottish borders
Contact:

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Drew » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:45 pm

tck wrote:some wide rims that were meant for the xx pack?.. :sleepy:


ive found xpack wheels before and they were 13's infact i think theres some on ebay right now but as i said i need 15" plus :crying: lol

capri_sam
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:08 am
Car(s): Cosworth BOA, big exhaust, little bitty axle, bright yellow interior. Not exactly subtle.
Location: South, Midlands, and North. :D

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby capri_sam » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:11 pm

Really depends on your budget. If you've got the cash, image wheels do repro RS 4 spokes in 15" and pretty wide (up to 10" I think?). Otherwise, wait for a set of 15x8 compomotives to come up. If you're ultra keen, you can get a custom set of rims made by compmotive, but expect to pay £800+ without tyres. Advantage is that you can make them whatever size you like.

283mm disks WILL clear 15" brooklands wheels which are ET5, so should clear most 15" wheels around that size and offset (or anything with a - offset).

You can also buy hubcentric spacer adapters to allow you to use 5 stud alloys, in which case you can go get yourself some zakspeed style deep dish BBS basket rims (look for BMW fitment, they will be RWD offset and huge selection) or something else appropriately mean. It will really open up the choice of wheels available to you without you having to machine the hub.

Whatever you do, it aint gonna be cheap! But it will look awesome.
Total number of friends who have so far managed to open the passenger door first time: 1.
Image

Terra-Kotta
Posts: 11712
Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:41 pm
Car(s): Pinto/crossflow guru.

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Terra-Kotta » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:33 pm

15 inch mondeo steels...have em banded as wide as you like...40 quid a rim...simples!

User avatar
capri dave
Posts: 649
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:30 pm
Car(s): 86 Capri 2.1.

00 Escort 1.6 finesse
Location: Coventry

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby capri dave » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:36 pm

peugeot 205's have the same stud pattern as ford capri's, and they did an ultra wide wheel for the Dimma kitted 205's :)

Image

capri_sam
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:08 am
Car(s): Cosworth BOA, big exhaust, little bitty axle, bright yellow interior. Not exactly subtle.
Location: South, Midlands, and North. :D

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby capri_sam » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:39 pm

Terra-Kotta wrote:15 inch mondeo steels...have em banded as wide as you like...40 quid a rim...simples!


OK Glyn, I'm willing to accept your banded steels, or indeed any capri steels. But Mondeo steels banded? In what way is that not going to look rancid?
Total number of friends who have so far managed to open the passenger door first time: 1.
Image

Drew
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Car(s): ford capri 3.5 v8 xx-pack in the making.
landrover discovery tdi
Location: Scottish borders
Contact:

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Drew » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:25 am

capri_sam wrote:Really depends on your budget. If you've got the cash, image wheels do repro RS 4 spokes in 15" and pretty wide (up to 10" I think?). Otherwise, wait for a set of 15x8 compomotives to come up. If you're ultra keen, you can get a custom set of rims made by compmotive, but expect to pay £800+ without tyres. Advantage is that you can make them whatever size you like.

283mm disks WILL clear 15" brooklands wheels which are ET5, so should clear most 15" wheels around that size and offset (or anything with a - offset).

You can also buy hubcentric spacer adapters to allow you to use 5 stud alloys, in which case you can go get yourself some zakspeed style deep dish BBS basket rims (look for BMW fitment, they will be RWD offset and huge selection) or something else appropriately mean. It will really open up the choice of wheels available to you without you having to machine the hub.

Whatever you do, it aint gonna be cheap! But it will look awesome.


mmm bmw wheels is a good plan cheers for that man! ive had a few coupes with deepdish wheels aswell wish i kept them!!! :doh:
have a look at this maybe i can phone the guy i sold the car too and buy the wheels back off him it was in performace bmw magazine! the wheels on it were 9j with 245/40/17 on the rear and 8.5j on the front with 215/45/17 i got the wheels on ebay for 150quid but had to pick them up in notingham and i drove from scotland to get them, only place i could find them were from america at £180per wheel without tires :whistle:
http://www.bebo.com/PhotoAlbumBig.jsp?PageNbr=1&MemberId=19636136&PhotoAlbumId=10329759014&PhotoId=10329762886

Image
cant get the img to work sorry guys go on my bebo and have a sceg at the cossie capri and my old 2lt and my new xxpack

capri_sam
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:08 am
Car(s): Cosworth BOA, big exhaust, little bitty axle, bright yellow interior. Not exactly subtle.
Location: South, Midlands, and North. :D

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby capri_sam » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:51 am

Well do factor in the fact that these hub adapters aren't cheap, you could be looking at £250+ for those alone. Look further down this advert, I'd suggest that 4-5 stud would be what you are looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-AUDI-WHEEL-ADA ... 5ad3c87071

TBH looking at that price you'd do better to get your hubs reground to 5 stud by a local engineer or just hanging around to try and wait for something suitable. Or go for banded steels lol.

There's an old phrase they use in TV, You can either spend time, or you can spend money!
Total number of friends who have so far managed to open the passenger door first time: 1.
Image

Drew
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Car(s): ford capri 3.5 v8 xx-pack in the making.
landrover discovery tdi
Location: Scottish borders
Contact:

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Drew » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:28 am

capri_sam wrote:There's an old phrase they use in TV, You can either spend time, or you can spend money!


mmmm money!!!! nah very short on that once ive finshed this project, christ my weekly shop is down to 9.78 from asda lol to fund the project along, use the computer at the mothers aswell :lol: maybe get the lathe at work on the go and see what spacers i can come up with, already lathed the halfshafts and front hubs to fit the discs over.

thing is you can convert the stud patten then you have loads of choice for width etc from standard alloys that you can pick up for £100-£200 or you could have customs for £1000+,
and i defently dont want steels ive got shiny stainless steel sidewinder exhausts custom made by me :cool: look a bit odd with steel wheels, a serria 14" wheel turned the opisite way on the hub fits the bill very nicely but erm bit dodgy!!! haha

Drew
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Car(s): ford capri 3.5 v8 xx-pack in the making.
landrover discovery tdi
Location: Scottish borders
Contact:

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Drew » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:43 am

Image

capri_sam
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:08 am
Car(s): Cosworth BOA, big exhaust, little bitty axle, bright yellow interior. Not exactly subtle.
Location: South, Midlands, and North. :D

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby capri_sam » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:28 pm

On an xx pack capri those WOULD look the mutts!
Total number of friends who have so far managed to open the passenger door first time: 1.
Image

-JC-
Posts: 4362
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:17 pm
Car(s): 1986 Ford Capri 2.0 Laser
2007 Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 Q4 JTS
Location: Surrey
Contact:

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby -JC- » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:36 pm

Could probably make an educated guess on the offset, how much further do the x-pack arches stick out? And what width wheels (and tyres) are you wanting to get?
Image
"Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now."

Drew
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Car(s): ford capri 3.5 v8 xx-pack in the making.
landrover discovery tdi
Location: Scottish borders
Contact:

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby Drew » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:41 pm

well im gonna mate up a standard mondeo wheel tonite and see how much more i need to reach the edge of the arch, i emailed a company in america and there is a custom company thatll do anything for you fairly cheep itll just be the shipping cost, they said they would post the wheels as demonstraters so there would be no import tax! :cheers: happy days! looking at about £160 a wheel for a 16" with a 10j just tires will be the next deer bit! some nice deep dish wheels :xd: not sure if i want chrome though!

sparkycapri
Posts: 79
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:03 pm
Car(s): mk1 3.1 GT facelift,73 mercury capri US import, mk2 20 ghia,mk3 20L road rat,
mk3 2.1 project, mk3 XX pack

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby sparkycapri » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:20 pm

I'm fitting 14X7" slotmags to mine with 2" spacers they are way too wide for standand body work so should work I hope.
I may do a trial fit in a couple of weeks so i can let you Know

caprirb
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:11 am
Car(s): Ford Capri mk3 2,3l

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby caprirb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm

Hy would 7,5x13 et -19 fit to a normal ford capri mk3 ?

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 874
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto
On the hunt for some capri shaped V6 power....
Location: South Bucks

Re: MK3 xx pack alloy wheels HELP??

Postby D366Y » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:38 am

caprirb wrote:Hy would 7,5x13 et -19 fit to a normal ford capri mk3 ?


They fit on mine just fine! :)

Danny