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Re: I've got three different wheels! Is that bad? (archive)

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Posted by Nick Pon on July 01, 2001 at 13:29:38:

In Reply to: I've got three different wheels! Is that bad?!? posted by Matthew Cervi on June 30, 2001 at 19:29:01:

Well, the rolling diameters might prove to be slightly different, which might make the car steer weird, and may result in funny tire wear...stock steels are easily obtainable...and personally I like the look of the late-style slotted steels on a round-light car. But, I don't think the different wheels are dangerous...my buddy had 4 different wheels on his '70 Nova, one chrome five spoke, one AR Torq-Thrust, one Camaro IROC-Z, and the black steel spare complete with whitewall! His problem wasn't the wheels, it was the lack of a complete set of lug nuts...

Nick ('80)
2002 ('76)

I've owned my car for over a year and never looked closely enough at the wheels to realize they don't match. I'm almost embarassed that I didn't notice before now. Duh!

They're all BWA Milanos, the two on the front are BWA 105's (6JJ13), one of the back ones is a BWA 100 (5.5JJ13) and the other one on the back is just "BWA" with no number and the size is listed as 6x13.

The two up front are a slightly different finish, but I always assumed they were just refinished at some point.

Is there any harm in having different width wheels on the same axle? It might make the tires sit a little different, right?

BWA's aren't exactly readily available so I doubt I'll ever get a complete set. Plus I like Panasports better (a far off future purchase).

Matthew Cervi (feeling kind of dumb)
'73 tii





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