Scotts build thread

Thanks for the response.
I was asking if you would share the design as others might be interested in the ordering the same design? well, not in your wheel widths and thus probably wouldn't assist you with any costs saving.

I might be interested in the CCW's. Would you be interested in shipping the CCW's to Australia? or might be easier to ship them to Fran and he can send them onto me with some other parts I'm considering.
This is just a rough sketch. Nothing exactly like it. Now that I know the final details, he can render the wheel for me to give final approval.
One of my favorite wheels has always been the Work VS-XX. So, for simplicity, I will have him do the center bolt pattern area and the lip of where the bolts go, the same as the Work wheel. My spoke pattern will be the infill though. Going for the least amount of lip possible in front, and the largest amount of lip in the rear possible. So, front will have a pretty flat face, and rears concave. It will be a very burly set up with the Kumho ACR tires of 295/25/19 and 355/30/19 and will fill in the rear wheel fender gap.
My wheel size choice will be 19x12 front, and 19x14 rear. That will give nearly the exact same sidewall roll over on both front and rear tires. It will stretch them just a touch, but that will improve steering response and eliminate a touch of inertia of tire roll into corners making for a slight better overall feel and grip. You would have to do a little massaging to the body to fit, but, a super wicked set up. Hearing REALLY good reviews on the Kumho ACR tires and price is very good too.




The Work VS-XX wheel. Just imagine my spoke pattern in it.

 
That will look awesome! Thanks for taking the time to explain and share.
Probably not for me as don’t want to have the mod the body to fit.



When it comes time to let the CCW’s go I may still be interested in those…


I’ve got Kumho Ecsta on my SLC and I’ve been happy with them.
 


Waiting on 3d drawings. Front will be pretty flat, but as much concave on the rear as possible. Hoping a +6" lip. Fronts 19x12 (13" wide overall) rear 19x14 (15" wide overall)

Tires ordered. 295/25/19 and 355/30/19 Kumho V720 Acr tires. Hopefully have everything in a couple weeks.
 

Ron McCall

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Waiting on 3d drawings. Front will be pretty flat, but as much concave on the rear as possible. Hoping a +6" lip. Fronts 19x12 (13" wide overall) rear 19x14 (15" wide overall)

Tires ordered. 295/25/19 and 355/30/19 Kumho V720 Acr tires. Hopefully have everything in a couple weeks.

That wheel is going to look great!
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Wheels look great, Scott! Thanks for sharing the contact. That honestly looks like a great way to go for just about any project. How do you look through the 500 ish wheel designs already produced? Contact LB forged? Or is there some catalog online? (didn't see a complete one on their site)
 
Wheels look great, Scott! Thanks for sharing the contact. That honestly looks like a great way to go for just about any project. How do you look through the 500 ish wheel designs already produced? Contact LB forged? Or is there some catalog online? (didn't see a complete one on their site)
What they told me originally, was to just show them a pic of the wheel you want, and they will make it. They may not be wanting to share online with everyone the ability to cut another companies design is my guess. Alot of hidden manufacturers own the design, and can sell it, just not under the same name.
Would make it harder to decide though with 500 choices. lol.
 
My corrections. Gonna look pretty good. They will be cut tuesday, and have them a week or so later. Tires here tomorrow. Going to be a very cool set up.

 
What they told me originally, was to just show them a pic of the wheel you want, and they will make it. They may not be wanting to share online with everyone the ability to cut another companies design is my guess. Alot of hidden manufacturers own the design, and can sell it, just not under the same name.
Would make it harder to decide though with 500 choices. lol.
Just what I wanted to hear :thumbsup: Game changer right here
 
Scott, what are you going to do with the old rims? For sale?
Yes, willing to sell, but only for the package of wheels and tires. Not really worth my time to go unmount them and sell separately.
Waiting to hear back from one person this next week. $3500 for both wheels and tires if they decide to pass. Only used for mock up and never driven on. Basically, getting the tires for free.
 
Well, you throw enough shit at the wall, and some of it will stick. Lol. Interesting direction this one is going. I really should have built the diffuser first, but, That is the next few days project before I can really get a good feel for it.
Since roof scoop is gone, a single scoop over the engine works really well visually. I found one that should fit nearly perfect and correct shape, should be here soon.





 

Randy V

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Frankly, I feel that many diffuser designs actually detract from what would otherwise be an elegant car...
You may want to reconsider in light of what the actual intended use of the car will be..
FWIW, I think you're onto something with this latest rear design..
 

Howard Jones

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Some really creative work there buddy. Diffuser.......IMHO if you don't completely close the bottom of the car so that you can at least try and get undisturbed air flow to the entrance of the diffuser then they, diffusers, are a complete waste of time and added weight.

Now that's not to say something that looks like a diffuser can't be added that looks good but if you are really trying to create downforce then clean airflow under then car is a must.

Just sayin.
 
Exactly. So the car will have full closeout panels all underneath. I can actually start the slope of the diffuser right at the trans/engine crossmember, not the very back, so full length is over 3' under car bending gradually up. So yes, it will be fully functional and warranted performance wise.
 
Some really creative work there buddy. Diffuser.......IMHO if you don't completely close the bottom of the car so that you can at least try and get undisturbed air flow to the entrance of the diffuser then they, diffusers, are a complete waste of time and added weight.

Now that's not to say something that looks like a diffuser can't be added that looks good but if you are really trying to create downforce then clean airflow under then car is a must.

Just sayin.
That's not actually true, Howard.

The primary factor that causes a diffuser not to generate downforce is flow separation. "Undisturbed", "clean airflow" -- a.k.a laminar flow -- will actually produce boundary layer separation sooner, at a lesser angle of attack than will turbulent flow. That is why there are dimples on golf balls, turbulators and other kinds of vortex generators on airplane wings, and various other turbulence-inducing devices designed to keep flow attached and doing useful work longer.

Large, buffeting turbulence under your car won't help, but more controlled turbulence will actually make a diffuser work better.
 
Far from done, but I think the shape is there. Much refining to do.
Set tires under. Really changed alot visually to have wheel gap gone. Ofcourse, there is body work to do to make them fit.

 
On the sides where the green tape is, will get cut in. Should really help air flow, and add a cool detail to door and a spot to hide a momentary switch under too.
Hood scoop will get extended and a snorkel type mouth on it.

 
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