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Great work but I'm not sure about putting chrome wheels on an Aston Martin.
 
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Great work but I'm not sure about putting chrome wheels on an Aston Martin.
LOL - I hear you - they are OEM from a DB9 of the same era. I am looking to source some of the 18" OZ wheels Aston runs on the race cars for the track, but I am thinking of running these on the street.



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I purchased a splitter from RSC. We put it on a CMM and modeled it. I am thinking of having the skids machined out of UHMW. I am unsure of how the bumper cover works with all of this. Does the engine cover provide enough stiffness for the cover to survive? I am concerned about a vertical bending moment. Any of you have experience you can share on living with a splitter.

It may be we can only run on the track. We chose UHMW for its abrasion resistance and surprisingly lighter weight than alum.
Depends on how the underside of that splitter is formed. On my VC splitter, the leading edge wraps down so a skid plate would have to be thick to provide any real protection.

Speedracer800 made a skid plate for his old DB9 (bought by SheriffDep a few months ago) and it worked really well. It came down below the front lip and wasn't compatible with the VC splitter that's now on the DB9.

I've left my VC splitter on since installing it, only scraped it once (sharp incline leaving a parking garage). I'm not tooooooo worried about it so long as I'm careful with slopes, and super careful when pulling into a parking spot facing a curb.

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I am looking to source some of the 18" OZ wheels Aston runs on the race cars for the track
BC Forged makes some similar ones and I can source them.
http://www.bcforged-na.com/monoblock/rs43/

I've been running their RT50 wheels on my car and love them. They're tough, too. Two of my OEM wheels aren't even usable but the BC Forged are holding up fine despite taking more abuse.
 
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Originally Posted by era2076 View Post
LOL - I hear you - they are OEM from a DB9 of the same era. I am looking to source some of the 18" OZ wheels Aston runs on the race cars for the track, but I am thinking of running these on the street.



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What about a nice set of 20" DBS wheels?
http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/parts-and-plates/parts-and-accessories/aston-martin/aston-martin-20-dbs-alloys--wheels/6576244
 

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Originally Posted by Redpants View Post

BC Forged makes some similar ones and I can source them.


I've been running their RT50 wheels on my car and love them. They're tough, too. Two of my OEM wheels aren't even usable but the BC Forged are holding up fine despite taking more abuse.
the rs43 works for me - very nice - will you PM me with a quote for 19" stock width. Please push the wheels outboard with an appropriate offset to clone what you did on yours. I would like to get rid of my spacers if I can. I would be purchasing for street not track.

The 18" OZ used on the comp cars I believe are magnesium which is why I would want those for track wheels. If they are not that plan will need to be changed.

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Rich - please quote fully polished and bushed clear.


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No problem! I'll send it over this evening!
 
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Originally Posted by era2076 View Post
The 18" OZ used on the comp cars I believe are magnesium which is why I would want those for track wheels. If they are not that plan will need to be changed.

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They are magnesium, I have the 5 spoke ones from a N24. Got them from the UK from one of the race teams. They are made by Speedline.





They swapped over to OZ race wheels from 2008.


 
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Do any of you know the torque for the rear hubs? We had to swap out the studs to make the spacers work and are trying to finish the install.

Kanga - thanks for the tip on both - the OZ are magnesium?

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Yes they are magnesium. Part numbers are OZ 222206211311 Front 18" x 10" Offset 45, 222206211211 Rear 19" x 10" Offset 48, 222206215811 Front 18" x 10" Offset 45 later specification.

The earlier Speedline wheels are lighter 9.47 KG versus 9.80 KG for OZ on front and 10.12 KG versus OZ 10.20 KG rear.
 
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Thanks Stuart I was going to call you about that. Are they magnesium?

Side note = do you know the torque spec for the half shaft stub axle nut?

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Thanks Kanga had not seen your post when I asked Stuart.

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300NM for halfshaft nut.
 
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Thanks Kanga -

We were headed for the machinist handbook.

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