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Performance & Hotrod Business - April '15

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I 'm sure I'm not the only one who has been working on a project, show car or racecar, and reached the point where everything needed to go pretty much as planned in order to make the promised delivery date. Then one day you're looking at it and realize there is just enough time to get it done and a glitch appears. It can be a change in the mind of the customer, a rule change in the event, or something that was supposed to fit, but now doesn't. Wheel Cultures & Challenges Often in this industry the glitch has something to do with the wheels and/or tires. Generally wheels and tires are the one area of the car where a car builder has the least control. The tires are usually made or sourced from one place, the wheels from another, and often there is an additional entity involved when the By Doug Dwyer Tire Kicks HOTROD An insider's look at the 'black science' of wheels and tires. 52 n Performance & Hotrod Business n April 2015 The WELD RT-S S77 is a three-piece modular wheel that includes a black anodized forged billet center and cold forged rim shells. This wheel offers three mounting pad heights to clear specific drum and multi-piston opposed calipers. Applications include cars from the 1950s through the fourth-generation Camaro/Firebird, C4 to C6 Corvette, 2010 Camaro, and the late-model Mustang. Available in wheel widths from 4.5 to 18 inches. (Photo courtesy WELD) (Photo courtesy Coker Tire)

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