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Thread: DeLorean Inspired wheels. 17 and 18 inch

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    DeLorean Inspired wheels. 17 and 18 inch

    Hi. ..How many sets were made?.Thanks

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    You are referring to the ones DMCH offered for a while? That offering seems to be cloaked in mystery.
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    I think they only made a couple of prototype sets. They didn't exactly look like the factory wheels, so I don't know how much interest there was at the time.

    A while back someone also made some CAD models of larger wheels... I think they were 16 front and 17 rear possibly? Those were more true to the original wheel design, but I don't think anything beyond the CAD rendering was created.

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    I have a set.

    They look like these. I might actually sell them if I don't get them painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    I have a set.

    They look like these. I might actually sell them if I don't get them painted.
    I may be interested if you decide to part with them.
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    Back in 2012 Cliff Schmucker bought a set from either DMC Europe or Martin Gutwalski if I remember correctly. Either way, they came from Europe and looked more like the stock wheels than the DMCH deep dish 3 piece sets. Like DMCH's very limited run, I think there were only 3 or so sets of these made. I believe they are sill on the car that is now owned by one of Cliff's sons.

    I tried to find a pic but couldn't. I'm sure Patrick C has one somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssdelorean View Post
    Back in 2012 Cliff Schmucker bought a set from either DMC Europe or Martin Gutwalski if I remember correctly. Either way, they came from Europe and looked more like the stock wheels than the DMCH deep dish 3 piece sets. Like DMCH's very limited run, I think there were only 3 or so sets of these made. I believe they are sill on the car that is now owned by one of Cliff's sons.

    I tried to find a pic but couldn't. I'm sure Patrick C has one somewhere.
    Not the best photos, but here are Martin G’s wheels on Cliff’s car.
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    Any idea what the specs are those wheels are that Martin G had made? Diameter, width, offset, etc?

    Those were the ones I was thinking of before, but it looks like they are 17 front / 18 rear and not 16/17 like I was originally guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    Any idea what the specs are those wheels are that Martin G had made? Diameter, width, offset, etc?

    Those were the ones I was thinking of before, but it looks like they are 17 front / 18 rear and not 16/17 like I was originally guessing.
    I could not find info on them via searching. Not sure if the search feature sucks or if it was back in the dot com days of DMCTalk. His old site (http://www.delorean.co.uk) is no good as it points to DMCH. You could PM him (DCUK Martin) and ask. Looks like he was last on back in Oct 2022.
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    2nd angle drive - 48,489 miles (21 years) -- original from donor
    3rd angle drive - 26,572 miles (2 years 3 months) -- DMCH
    4th angle drive - 21,988 miles (1 year 11 months) -- DMCH
    5th angle drive - 7,137 miles (10 months 2 days) -- DMCH
    6th angle drive - OVER 113,704 miles and counting (OVER 13 yr 1 month & counting) -- new Martin Gutkowski unit
    over 245K miles

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    Would be interesting to know if the wheel/tire combo gains or loses weight.

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