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Old 07-17-2010, 10:31 PM   #46
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inside the tyres sense
They're 17x7" Stern Inter-Touring with a 35mm offset. Nothing too special, just some heavy (23 lbs ) off-brand three-piece wheels. I've never seen another XR4Ti with them, though, since they don't come in a 4x108mm pattern. I used Scorpio carriers and hubs and redrilled them to 5x114.3mm.

I'm a bit of a hot-shoe, and I've had the car up on two wheels... as I had new tires mounted today, the guys at the tire shop informed me that a couple of the wheels were slightly bent. I'm thinking about downsizing my front brakes so I can run staggered Borbet Type A's, or replicas (knockoffs) thereof. 16x7.5 front and 16x9 rear.

Here's a Sierra Cosworth on Borbet A's.... and on a trailer:












Kinda ugly, but they're period correct and they match the ugliness of the rest of the car.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #47
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They're 17x7" Stern Inter-Touring with a 35mm offset. Nothing too special, just some heavy (23 lbs ) off-brand three-piece wheels. I've never seen another XR4Ti with them, though, since they don't come in a 4x108mm pattern. I used Scorpio carriers and hubs and redrilled them to 5x114.3mm.

I'm a bit of a hot-shoe, and I've had the car up on two wheels... as I had new tires mounted today, the guys at the tire shop informed me that a couple of the wheels were slightly bent. I'm thinking about downsizing my front brakes so I can run staggered Borbet Type A's, or replicas (knockoffs) thereof. 16x7.5 front and 16x9 rear.

Here's a Sierra Cosworth on Borbet A's.... and on a trailer:












Kinda ugly, but they're period correct and they match the ugliness of the rest of the car.
What sort of tosser would put such ugly rims on a cosworth clone?



BTW something does not look quite right with that vehicle.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:44 PM   #48
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #49
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #50
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What sort of tosser would put such ugly rims on a cosworth clone?
It's not a clone.


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BTW something does not look quite right with that vehicle.
It has an RS500 lower spoiler with a normal RS upper. OH, THE HUMANITY!
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:16 PM   #51
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It's not a clone.




It has an RS500 lower spoiler with a normal RS upper. OH, THE HUMANITY!
I'd check the VIN ..... it doesn't look quite right. Somewhere I have a list of all the cossies that were made.

I have a soft spot since I used to be an RS owner .... many years back with an original X-pack.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #52
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It's not an RS500 - it's really nothing too special, but it is the genuine article. One of possibly four or five roadgoing (somewhat legal ) 3 door cossies in the states (that I know of.)

What specifically doesn't look right?
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It's not an RS500 - it's really nothing too special, but it is the genuine article. One of possibly four or five roadgoing (somewhat legal ) 3 door cossies in the states (that I know of.)

What specifically doesn't look right?
Can't quite put my finger on it .....





And yes I remember when the first cossies hit the dealers floors. My local RS dealer was Godfrey Davis
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:16 AM   #54
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They're 17x7" Stern Inter-Touring with a 35mm offset. Nothing too special, just some heavy (23 lbs ) off-brand three-piece wheels. I've never seen another XR4Ti with them, though, since they don't come in a 4x108mm pattern. I used Scorpio carriers and hubs and redrilled them to 5x114.3mm.

well I think they look pretty neat!


Here's a Sierra Cosworth on Borbet A's.... and on a trailer:





Kinda ugly, but they're period correct and they match the ugliness of the rest of the car.
Actually I quite like Type A's and don't think they're at all ugly - but probably my favourite classic 5-spoke wheels are either Momo stars or Azev Type A's:

The Momo:








The Azev's:



there's just something about the classic simplicity of a nice clean unfussy 5 spoke imho

thanks for your pics! (hijack OFF)
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:51 AM   #55
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:48 AM   #56
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Actually I quite like Type A's and don't think they're at all ugly
I agree, I just call them ugly because most people aren't into the classic stylings. I love them on a boxy 80s car (although I suppose the Sierra looked like a slick bar of soap when it was released ) and I agree with you regarding the simple five-spoke. I like 'em with fatter spokes, though. :)
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:29 PM   #57
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Too many hobbies but they all get a little love here and there...



Old pic, tires are aired up and I do ride it!



Got the cruiser about a month ago.



I swear i will get to this one day..... great old truck but needs a LOT!



Gidget's been there through thick and thin.



Truly a money pit but fun nonetheless
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:21 PM   #59
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Nice old cars!
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...I had a 1966 custom 2 door ...sleeper 429 ci 4 speed toploader ...that's until 2 years ago
unfortunately regret so much selling it
it was so much fun beside the gas consumption
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:23 PM   #60
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[quote=sceep]I KNOW that a lot of you have other passions. And there is NO such thing as a cheap hobby anymore.

post em up!

my new buggy that took every penny i had over a 5 year period to build.



Really cool axles. What are those? Unimog? Volvo? REALLY nice.
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