Wheels, brakes, and coilovers - Pt. 5 Brake kit progress!
Catch up on the latest developments of the F3X brake kit. Parts arrive and are inspected!
Wheels, brakes, and coilovers - Pt. 4 Almost done the brake kit
The PdV-01 wheel is done! Kind of. I'm being lazy because I know manufacturing these wheels can not happen before both the brakes and coilovers. Lets recap and cross out what is done and highlight my current priorities... Objective 1 - Develop the perfect wheel design (IMO) for my personal car, an Estoril Blue BMW F30 Key Result 1 - Square setup, 18x9 ET30, 3-piece, forged rim and wheel center, custom color combo incorporating some version of a dark bronze Design basically done but I want to redesign to hide the hardware. Also need to remodel it to fit 19" wheels....
Wheels, brakes, and coilovers - Pt. 3 Status Update
Let's get technical with the wheel load rating.
Wheels, brakes, and coilovers - Pt. 2 Brakes
F30 Brake Clearance The obvious issue with designing a wheel is fitment. If I'm going to achieve Objective 2 (creating a product) it needs to be capable of fitting more than just my own car. Once I locked in the overall wheel and tire size to 18x9 +30 with 255/35-18 tires, a specific meaty tire combo that fits all corners without wheel spacers, I needed to concern myself with brake caliper clearance. Fortunately, Brembo is great about supplying just enough data to CAD up some clearance volumes. (See here) There are a lot of BMWs, the Volvo S60R, and plenty...