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#1 sambo77

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:21 PM

Heard somewhere that Tempe Tyres have bought the moulds and tooling for Simmons FR wheels. Does anyone know more details?
I've been hanging out for a set of FR's since Simmons closed shop last year so this could be a Godsend. Thanks, Sam.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:45 PM

ugggggh tempe tyres.....

of all the people that could have bought them....

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:42 PM

I thought a company had already bought the rights to reproduce the old wheels and has been, but not to make any new styles under the Simmons name....

Cant think of the company now tho! Retro wheels was it?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:47 PM

Have heard from a good source that tempe will be remaking the FR range

Retro do make new V5 and B45 in 15" only and also can supply inner and outer rims

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:03 PM

HI ALL,

There is actualy another company that is remaking that style of rim in a forged three peice that is going to be stronger than the original Simmons were. They will have a slight variation in the design of the outer lip that will be a cleaner finish, and the actual material of the outer lip is going to be a lot easier to clean and keep clean as apposed to the polished alloy version.

At this point in time a can't release much more info on the topic but the company that is doing this is going to be getting a sample in approx 2 - 3 weeks, as soon as i am able to let you know more on this i will let you all know.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:29 AM

HI ALL,

There is actualy another company that is remaking that style of rim in a forged three peice that is going to be stronger than the original Simmons were. They will have a slight variation in the design of the outer lip that will be a cleaner finish, and the actual material of the outer lip is going to be a lot easier to clean and keep clean as apposed to the polished alloy version.

At this point in time a can't release much more info on the topic but the company that is doing this is going to be getting a sample in approx 2 - 3 weeks, as soon as i am able to let you know more on this i will let you all know.

Cheers for now
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:39 AM


HI ALL,

There is actualy another company that is remaking that style of rim in a forged three peice that is going to be stronger than the original Simmons were. They will have a slight variation in the design of the outer lip that will be a cleaner finish, and the actual material of the outer lip is going to be a lot easier to clean and keep clean as apposed to the polished alloy version.

At this point in time a can't release much more info on the topic but the company that is doing this is going to be getting a sample in approx 2 - 3 weeks, as soon as i am able to let you know more on this i will let you all know.

Cheers for now
LINE 'EM UP automotive accessories & hoses
line.em.up@hotmail.com



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any news?

#8 orangeLJ

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:46 AM

aslong as tey dont turn them into chromed steel pieces of shit....

What can be easier to maintain then polished alloy? wash and polish every few weeks and thats about all you need to do...

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 07:11 PM

A friend of mine has been inquiring about the fr19 units from Tempe and apparently they are available already as he was quoted for 19x8's with tyres $4000

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:29 PM

Have read on other forums that they are available in 18"-20" with kumo tyres 18" are $3600

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:38 PM

lol 20" Simmons wheels, how awful. Anyone know if the smaller sizes are cheaper? :P

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:46 PM

18" is as small as thet go. They are producing 22" soon. Not really torana friendly.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

Typical not very torana friendly at all :(

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:47 AM

apparently the fr17's were an fr18 centre with low profile inner and outer rims. found that out through the nz agent last year. sam.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:11 PM

Rang and spoke to Tempe today was told 18" are about 6 weeks away all offsets and pcds available widths available up to 13" no firm pricing on 18" yet but 19" are $1100 a wheel also no cemtre caps supplied. they are still fine tuning the shape to make sure they are 100% correct repro visually this time they are machined alloy not cast as per originals.
Thinking of buying a set of 18's 8 and 10 or 11 with 225 and 295 rubber to put under my hatch witch i will be flaring. What do you guys think of those rim/tyre sizes? What size would you run? Car is rarely driven so i can put up with a little inpracticality.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:56 PM

Are there any pics of these rims? Either the original FRs or preferably the tempe reproductions?

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

Tiny, Have a look in SS Hatchback's garage he is running original FR'S`in 17" and i found a pic on calaisturbo.com comparing old 19 to new 19 it looks ok to me.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

Oh sweet thanks Jayson!

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:39 PM

heres a pic of a genuine and a copy fr's side by side



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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:14 PM

heres a pic of a genuine and a copy fr's side by side

verrry niccce, just need to get some 17" rims for them.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:08 PM

Retro do make new V5 and B45 in 15" only and also can supply inner and outer rims


Which is strange as the centres are the same on 15" and 16" wheels.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:04 PM

Yeah just buy the centres and get whatever lips you want made up.

With 18" wheels on a Torana, you will need a pretty insanely low profile tyre. So little sidewall flex means that your suspension will be actuated much more by the same surface imperfection in the road (assume same speed and otherwise identical car), and if you know anything about the dynamics of handling, you will understand that that isn't what you want in a vehicle like a Torana, with a heavy relative unsprung mass. Even if you compensate with softer springs, the car will not be nearly as well settled.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:44 PM



Retro do make new V5 and B45 in 15" only and also can supply inner and outer rims


Which is strange as the centres are the same on 15" and 16" wheels.
R

ive just had a set of 16x9 and 16x10 v5s made from retro so they definately do 16sAttached File  22012010(002).jpg   331.92K   52 downloads

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

hey rob350hatch, those rims are sweet you say you got them from retro can you tell me who and were they are because i wouldnt mind haven a look at what they got.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 04:58 AM

the problem with 18" rims is the selection of tire sizes. 17" is way better.




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