I just realized this may be off topic. Feel free to remove it if so...
I have kind of a weird question regarding rallye wheels and trim rings as I attempt to resolve... "front spacing" (I've never heard the term before, but sounds appropriate
) to make wheels of different widths look identical.
The set up I am looking at (after much research here) is:
71 cuda, stock suspension - no rolled fenders or spring re-positioning
Wilwood front discs (15" minimum wheel, very minimal offset) stock drums on rear
OEM "Look" with today's wider footprint and a slight rake
Rear: 15 x 8 Rallye (backspace see question) with either 275/60-15 or 255/60-15 (still deciding if I want that extra .8" of tread width)
Front: 15 x 7 Rallye with 235/60-15
So what I was researching was, the wider the wheel, the more the trim ring begins to obscure the design holes in the rallye assuming you are keeping the same back spacing on all 4 corners. Also, by staggering the widths you get a noticeable difference in this obscuring from front to back. That "OEM look" was achieved with pretty skinny wheels all at the same width. So I was thinking, what if you increased the back spacing on the (wider) rear set by an inch (or whatever) and use an equally measured spacer to compensate basically making the "front spacing" if there is such a term, equal on all 4 wheels. Then all 4 would theoretically look identical from the outside of the wheel. So far all I've found for back spacing in an 'off the rack' 8" wide rallye is wheels vintique with 4.5 or 4 5/8" for Mopar Factory. So for a wheels vintique i'd be looking at a 5.25" BS in an 8" wheel to match the front depth of their 7" wide wheel (4.25" BS) and so on. Apologies if I missed reference to other Rallye options earlier in this thread. Its a long thread and I tried to read most of it.
So if the above sounds correct I figured I had a couple options:
1. Custom wheels (I hear Stockton is no longer in business) but no thanks - sounds too expensive
2. Run all 4 corners on 15 x 7's
3. Live with the trim ring depth difference.
4. Go with an aluminum wheel that mimics the style.
5. Or go with a chromed rallye and paint the centers silver. Has anyone had a try at that? I wonder how it would look? This idea is growing on me.
6. OR... maybe someone has already dealt with this scenario here and has figured it out/ found wheels (or maybe i'm just being too crazy about such an odd thing )
Anyway, thanks for reading.