Has anyone ever tried to put a 16-inch wheel over a front cobra brake setup? I know with a 17-inch wheel I have plenty of room to spare, but I wonder if there are any OEM wheels that would clear?
2k2GT tried and they won't fit without a spacer or grinding.Anyone know if the 'SC' style 17 x 10 wheel will clear the front 13" cobra setup?
Well, you should doubt it a bit less, as there have been 16" wheels available to clear the Cobra brakes for years. In addition to the options already mentioned that are available today, Steeda used to sell a 16x8" wheel called the Hexcentric that was advertised to clear Cobra brakes. Those are long gone now, but even when Cobra brakes were new to the market you could find 16" wheels to clear them.HIGHLY doubt any 16" rim would fit.
I've got a set of the MB Motoring Competitions in 17 x 9 with 27mm offset, and they only weigh 21 lbs. Not the 28 lbs. listed. They are almost a pound lighter than my Steeda Ultralites in the same size. I would take the weights on that chart with a huge grain of salt.The MB wheels aren't substantially lighter and are only in 8" widths. What is the advantage there?