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What size wheel would you agree with? (please read modified post #1)

  • 16x8

    Votes: 22 20.4%
  • 16x9

    Votes: 17 15.7%
  • 17x8

    Votes: 19 17.6%
  • 17x9

    Votes: 12 11.1%
  • 17x9.5+

    Votes: 21 19.4%
  • 18x (anything)

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • No thanks on the one piece, I just want modular centers, and I'll provision my own hoops

    Votes: 15 13.9%

Crazy P-Type thread

51851 Views 288 Replies 55 Participants Last post by  supradames11
(UPDATE 3/06/2010) I have added a poll to this thread to try and get a better idea of what kind of sizes people have going through their heads when this "dream" is passing through. PLEASE NOTE, this is only for speculation, as I would like to know if there is a common place that most of us could agree on before I delve into any wheel revisions and modifications. For now, I would like to keep the offsets out of the picture, until some overall dimensions can be invisioned. I have not allowed for multiple answers to be given. It should be invisioned that these sizes will correlate to a ONE PIECE WHEEL, the same for front and rear. Staggered fittment is not in the picture, as it would create double the expense needed for two molds, and so it is out of the question. The only exception to this would be the last choice, where as it would only be the center of modular style 3 piece wheel (most likely a 15 or 16" center). I am doing this just so that when I start to revise designs, I try to have a common interest being employed in what you all will see. Thank you, -Mike END OF UPDATE

Don't anyone get excited. I don't think the p-types will ever be made aftermarket in any larger sizes...ever. But that doesn't mean we can’t dream and drool over them!!! :)

I have been toying with making a model of a larger wheel for the last few days while I have time (Just took four tests in a week, and now have some relax time!)
I thought it would be cool to post up what I have created so far.

Original model:

Revamped with a few more touches:

Graphite spoke faces:

One for the haters :)

General model:

I have plans to do alot of different things with this wheel, but I am also already working on designs that will sort of morph the design of the p-type with some other more modern design styles, such as the Volk/Rays TE37 and Simmons. Let me know what you think might be something cool, and if I have the time I'll try to model it if I also think it would be neat. Thanks for looking, -Mike.

MODS- Please feel free to move this to the Wheels / Toilet Threads if you feel necessary :p
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Personally I don't care for the stepped lip...why aren't they reverse lip again? Brake clearance issues?
Ill take better photoshops of the wheels. Get on it Mike. ;)
hater! You love my current PS skillz!

Mark, I honestly couldn't tell you why the step lip has been dominating. My first design was a reverse, but within only a few posts, multiple people were asking for step lip designs.

The multipiece wheels seem best catered to the step design, but the reverse lip is still a valid option with multi piece (Malloy's sexy wheels).

Perhaps most people here prefer the more classic look of a step than a super flat deep lip. I could go either way, but am really growing on the step lip design.

If I get more time (and Malloy off my back about photoshops), I will create a new design in a 17x9.5 reverse lip, and photoshop them on the same pic of malloy's car. Then we can place them next to each other and absorb the different looks.

I have two finals tomorrow, and one on thursday, so it will have to wait. Thanks everyone for the input so far. I never thought this thread was going to grow into what it did.
Starting a new thread on this. Will post a link here when I'm ready.
OMFG!! Is there a picture of the millenium thread started yet?
The stepped lip is a turn off for me, I'd rather get a Borg Warner turbo for the money.
With your goals of top end .... I'd reconsider those thoughts a bit. You will need more brake .... trust me :naughty: Yes, other wheels that will work, are available for less ... but ... will they look even 1/2 as cool ?

The 2 threads on this subject are almost depressing for me. Cash flow being what it is, I'll never own a set. :sadsmilie
I'll never own a set. :sadsmilie
dont worry I wont either.
there all fresh..any syle buttons or not..shit anything is butter then stock..but it has to look stock....dee
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