Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, spokes in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Thats the price of the wheels only and they are knock offs. I have to look tomorrow and see what ...
Thats the price of the wheels only and they are knock offs. I have to look tomorrow and see what tires will run you. Actually Player wheels suck too. If you like to run your Caddy like I do 7000 rpm shifts will loosen the spokes (they did on my palyer wheel-16inch) on a wire wheel thats not made good. The wires Im pricing on this thread has a 3 year warranty (same as Dayton but a lot cheaper). the best way to clean a wire is eagle 1 wire wheel cleaner and when you dry them buff Pledge(furniture cleaner) on the wires and lip. It puts a wax and shine on them.
my mothers '89 Brougham came with the 15" REAL wire wheels.... I seem to read alot that they are very rare, and expensive, well, they were taken off and have steelies with Oldsmobile wire wheel covers on them becuase "they get dirty fast" anyway, we still have those wheels, but I am thinking:
will the 5 bolt pattern wheels form a RWD Brougham fit my 5bolt pattern FWD DeVille?
they weigh a ton (probally more then the steel wheels) and are still 15" so I will not see any performance gains, but the fact that I will fact REAL wire wheels, Cadillac ones nonetheless (has the wreath and crest in the middle, they need to be cleaned though, really dirty) is just really cool.....
I would love to use them, as my search for new wheels next year woudl be over.... like I said, I will not get any performance/handeling improvments, but if they fit, I don't care...... woudl they fit?
Also howcome when buying wheels you gotta specify RWD/FWD....what is the differnce?
The Brougham ones won't fit. The difference between RWD and FWD rims is the offset. FWD rims have the centre part that has the bolt holes closer to the outside of the rim. Take a hubcap off yours and the Brougham and you will see what I mean. The bolt pattern is probably also different.
The differance between fwd rwd is the offset if you put rwd wheels on a fwd they would stick out like six inches, if you want to run standards you will have to go to a smaller size wheel and tire because they will rub in a 15 especially with a skirt, the best thing you could do is run a bead lace wire wheel, they are made for front wheel drive cars, the spokes go right to the lip of the wheel and clearence wont be a problem.