Cobra Wheels

So I finally took the plunge and bought a set of spangley new wheels for the Cobra. After months of research I settled on the American Racing VN407s from Vintage Wheels US that have some lovely licensed Shelby branding and spinners. They’ll also paint the inner sections any colour you like for $100 a wheel. In the end i decided I liked the grey anyway so saved a few quid.

Bob Lacey from Vintage Wheels was an absolute star and I can’t recommend them enough. Thanks Bob!

I’ll get some proper photos once the weather turns, but here’s a few from the phone.

Order details:

Qty
Product
Size
Colour
Bolt PCD
Bolt Thread
Offset (mm)
Backspace (inches)
2no
VN407
18” x 8”
Grey
5 x 4.75”
½” UNF x 20
+25mm
5”
2no
VN407
18” x 9”
Grey
5 x 4.75”
½” UNF x 20
-13mm
4”
1no
SP01

In an ideal world i’d have the rears another 5mm less on the offset (-18mm) but you can’t get any more backspace due to the construction of the soft-look rim.
Still looks good IMHO and will probably put a small billet spacer on in the future.

 

The tyres are:

Rear: Michelin Pilot Super Sport (BMW) 255/40

Front: Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/35 R18 Y

I’d probably go for a slightly less aggressive profile on both for the next set.

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