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The car is in the shop for body work & paint. I decided to buy some new Keizer wheels to go with the new paint.

Anyway, I hope to get the double beadlocks if they clear the brake calipers. Debating on getting the titanium bolt upgrade for 33% weight loss.

Anyway, what's your opinion(s) on the wheels or the bolt upgrade?

Link is the one I'm looking at with matching fronts.

https://keizerwheels.com/produ...brand-forged-dbl-pm/

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If you want the wheels get them. If the Titanium bolts won't discolor then I would probably get them. If you're looking for less weight, don't waste your money.


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Originally posted by Cashflow:
If you want the wheels get them. If the Titanium bolts won't discolor then I would probably get them. If you're looking for less weight, don't waste your money.


Vern,

I don't want the wheels or the added cost of bead locks. Regardless of what people say, these are needed for our set-up. We are running higher pressure than wanted to slow the slip or the amount. The M/T radials are directional so there's no moving to the other side. The Hoosier radials are non-directional & we can somewhat slip them back in line by rotating. The problem is the driver's side slip is more than the passenger side.

As for the bolts, I absolutely hate the gold color of the grade 8. The ARP bolts are $110 per side & the titanium are $120 per side. So that's where I'm at. Wink

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If you don’t have small calipers they will hit….been there done that….Went with TBM calipers
 
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Titanium bolts for sure. Especially with the nominal price difference. Who is doing yhe paint work?


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Titanium bolts for sure. Especially with the nominal price difference. Who is doing yhe paint work?


Yeppers on the titanium.

Arrow Collision is doing the bodywork & paint. 75% of the estimate was labor 25% was materials. The fiberglass front end is a mess & the fiberglass decklid/spoiler is even worse.

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If you don’t have small calipers they will hit….been there done that….Went with TBM calipers


Thanks for the heads up WHOMP!

I called Moser today & they said they might or might not work depending on the beadlocks. If they don't work, this fix is their 11" rotor with matching caliper bracket. My current rotors are 11.44", the cost is $300 something.

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If you don’t have small calipers they will hit….been there done that….Went with TBM calipers


Thanks for the heads up WHOMP!

I called Moser today & they said they might or might not work depending on the beadlocks. If they don't work, this fix is their 11" rotor with matching caliper bracket. My current rotors are 11.44", the cost is $300 something.

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You will have to be sure an put wheels weights in right location to or calipers will knock them off…
 
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I had my 15 inch wheels converted to 16 inch headlocks and I had to grind some on the calipers to clear.


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I called Moser today & they said they might or might not work depending on the beadlocks. If they don't work, this fix is their 11" rotor with matching caliper bracket. My current rotors are 11.44", the cost is $300 something.


Working on getting the quote on the new wheels today!

I should have just ordered the smaller Moser rotors & caliper brackets the other day. Guess I'll put that on the list of things to do.

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The wheels are ordered, supposed to be a 3-4 week build time. I did get the titanium bolt(s) upgrade.

I'm going to order the M/T radial front-runners & give them a try. I have to decide on what rear tires I'll use, the M/Ts or Hoosiers.

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I called Moser today & they said they might or might not work depending on the beadlocks. If they don't work, this fix is their 11" rotor with matching caliper bracket. My current rotors are 11.44", the cost is $300 something.


I should have just ordered the smaller Moser rotors & caliper brackets the other day. Guess I'll put that on the list of things to do.

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I'm not happy with Moser Engineering today, the tech/sales guy seemed to have his head up his A$$!

Whether the guy was correct or not with the $300 something price when I called the 1st time. To this guy today trying to sell me a complete brake kit for $903. The bill ended up being $677 & seems like he added parts that are not needed for the conversion. In hindsight, I should have just got the complete kit for $903!

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Why ask? If you want the wheels and think they are of any benefit then buy them. The ti bolts sound like no brainer when compared to arp bolts. hell at what $20 .I have spent more on tooling to cut weight, not to mention the time to do it.

Besides you can not run as fast on used wheels or so I was told once, not exact words but jest of comments.




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Why ask? If you want the wheels and think they are of any benefit then buy them. The ti bolts sound like no brainer when compared to arp bolts. hell at what $20 .I have spent more on tooling to cut weight, not to mention the time to do it.


"Why ask?"; Why not ask that's what this forum is about! I stated I had made up my mind to buy the wheels.

The question(s) came about because of the Keizer name. I have always known them to be dirt track/sprint car wheels. Wanted to see if any of the drag guys were using them to get some feedback. As for the titanium bolts, when I ordered them, the price was the same as the ARP's. That was a no brainer, but others had said it was a good upgrade.

I didn't want the wheels but needed them & they will look nice with the new paint. Wink

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The wheels are ordered, supposed to be a 3-4 week build time. I did get the titanium bolt(s) upgrade.


Got the UPS delivery notice today for delivery on June 12th. So far...so good, hope it continues!

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My boys insisted I needed new rims on the car, but I had to pay for them; imagine that! HMMMM

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Very nice
 
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Nice!


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Excellent! What size are the fronts?
 
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15x3.5

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