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thetunersgroup
23-05-10, 07:26 PM
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The Tuners Group is extremely pleased to announce our appointment as the exclusive Australian and New Zealand representatives for world renowned racing wheel manufacturer Gibson Racing Wheels.

Gibson Racing Wheels are extremely strong, extremely lightweight 3 piece wheels, and can be custom built in diameters from 15 inches to 21 inches, with custom widths and offsets.

Weightwise an 18 x 10 inch Gibson Road Racing Wheel weighs under 18 lbs (8.6 kg), which is incredibly light, yet passed the SAE J238 cornering and fatigue test with a test result of double the SAE J238 test standard, so they provide both very light weight and very high strength.

Additionally as Gibson Racing Wheels are 3 piece wheels, in the event of a rim section being damaged by an impact at the track or on the road, they can be easily repaired.

They can be supplied in traditional 4, 5 or 6 bolt mounting or centrelock fitments.

Large brake caliper and brake disk setups can be accommodated, with proper caliper clearance to ensure proper tolerances and to improve brake cooling.

Gibson Engineering designs, engineers and manufactures precision built, extremely high quality, custom racing wheels for circuit racing cars, high performance street cars, and drag racing cars.

Using extremely high quality materials, and designed & engineered by world renowned engineer Tim Gibson, Gibson Racing Wheels are 100% made in the USA, inhouse at Gibson Engineering in Huntington Beach California.

Gibson Racing Wheels can allow you to decrease your car's unsprung weight, decrease the rotational moment of inertia, and can allow you to fit larger tyres with a larger contact patch ... to provide better acceleration, improved handling, and better wheel control under both acceleration and braking for your car.


GIBSON ROAD RACE WHEELS

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Gibson does it's own machining inhouse and hand assembly inhouse, ensuring absolute quality and precision at every step of the manufacturing process.

Gibson Road Race Wheels are precision custom manufactured with specialised structural aerospace alloy 2024-T351 aluminium centres.

Gibson Road Race Wheels are available in 3 models of centre design - the Directional Double-Hat I-Beam model (pictured above), the Straight Spoke Double-Hat I-Beam model, and the Ultimate 5 Spoke model.

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Gibson Road Race Wheels are custom built in diameters from 15 inches to 21 inches, with custom widths and offsets.

Large brake caliper and brake disk setups can be accommodated, with proper caliper clearance to ensure proper tolerances and to improve brake cooling.

Like a hand made suit, Gibson Road Race Wheels are custom made, to fit your car with custom made precision.

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In terms of safety standards and racing standards testing, Gibson Road Race wheels:

- carry full SFI Foundation racing safety approval

- have passed the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International tests (with a test result double the SAE J238 test standard)

- have passed the stringent German Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein (TUV) requirements for cornering and fatigue and

- have also passed the critical Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International cornering fatigue tests

... with testing carried out by an independent automotive testing organisation.


GIBSON DRAG RACE WHEELS

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Gibson Drag Race Wheels carry full SFI Foundation racing safety approval.

Gibson Drag Race Wheels provide:

* The lightest SFI approved wheels available
* Lowest rotational inertia minimizes chassis upset on touchdown
* Minimum power lost in rotation of wheel
* Quickest Spin Up
* Decrease the penalty of using rotating weight as ballast
* Extensive Testing used to correlate computer aided design
* True billet wheels made from aircraft grade aluminum plate
* One piece fully machined billet ... no welding, no bolts, no rivets
* Integral "cheater disc" designed as part of rime section
* Safety beads help keep tire on rim in the event of deflation


GIBSON RACING WHEELS ARE ENGINEERED, NOT SIMPLY DESIGNED

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Unlike some manufacturers of "fashion wheels", Gibson Racing Wheels are engineered specifically to withstand the high stress environment of motorsport.

Gibson wheels are manufactured with the very highest levels of engineering, safety and quality to produce a truly world class wheel.


BROWSE THE GIBSON RACING WHEELS RANGE

Click here to learn why your car needs a set of Gibson Racing Wheels and to browse the full range of Gibson Road Race Wheels and Gibson Drag Wheels ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Products/gibson_racing_wheels.html

- The Tuners Group

VTi_b0i
23-05-10, 07:30 PM
how much? :D i really like those "road race" wheels

thetunersgroup
23-05-10, 07:36 PM
how much? :D i really like those "road race" wheels

Hi VTi_boi,

As every set of Gibson Road Race Wheels is custom built to suit your car and your racing application, the price of your wheels is quoted on an individual basis according to the centre material, diameter, width and finish that you require.

The Gibson Road Race Wheels are custom built in diameters from 15 inches to 21 inches, with custom widths and offsets.

Large brake caliper and brake disk setups can be accomodated, with proper caliper clearance to ensure proper tolerances and to improve brake cooling.

Please contact us for pricing information for a set of custom made Gibson Racing Wheels for your car.

- The Tuners Group

VTi_b0i
23-05-10, 07:39 PM
Id be looking at 16x7.5 or 17x7.5, depending on weight 5x114.3, +35 offset,
In the same finish as those posted on the Porsche.
Also how much for the BBS LM's in 17inch?

thetunersgroup
23-05-10, 07:50 PM
Id be looking at 16x7.5 or 17x7.5, depending on weight 5x114.3, +35 offset,
In the same finish as those posted on the Porsche.

You can expect the Gibson Road Race Wheels to be very light in 16" and 17" diameters.

An 18 x 10 inch Gibson Road Racing Wheel weighs under 18 lbs kg (8.6 kg).

Yet still passed the SAE J238 cornering and fatigue test - with a test result of double the SAE J238 test standard.

I'll check with the factory on Monday on the weights for 16 x 7.5 and 17 x 17.5.

Please send us an email to the email address listed here so that we can speak to you further about weights etc for these wheels for your car ...

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- The Tuners Group

VTi_b0i
23-05-10, 08:20 PM
thanks mate

thetunersgroup
26-02-11, 03:30 PM
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Hi All,

Today we received these photos from Gibson Racing Wheels of the latest set of their custom made wheels that have just been completed.

The customer these wheels are going to is going to be absolutely stoked with them.

These wheels are the Gibson Directional Double-Hat I-Beam model, with grey anodized centres, polished rim halves, and stainless steel fasteners.

Titanium fasteners are also available for these wheels.

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Gibson Racing Wheels are all custom built with the correct bolt pattern for your car, with custom widths and custom offsets ... so manufacturing a set of Gibsons with the correct bolt pattern, offset and widths for your car is not a problem.

As an example of the weight of the Gibson Racing Wheels, an 18 x 10 inch Gibson Road Racing Wheel weighs under 18 lbs (8.6 kg) which is incredibly light.

The light weight reduces the unsprung weight and rotating weight, and the custom widths and offsets can allow you to fit larger tyres with a larger contact patch to provide better acceleration, improved handling, and better wheel control under both acceleration and braking for your car.

Tim Gibson who owns Gibson Racing Wheels says ...

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"Our wheels installations are typically larger than stock and designed to accept wider tyres, yet they frequently weigh over 25% less.

This reduction in unsprung weight and rotating mass alone results in dramatic performance improvements."
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Gibson wheels are also extremely strong. Gibson Road Race wheels ...

* carry full SFI Foundation racing safety approval
* have passed the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International tests (with a test result double the SAE J238 test standard)
* have passed the stringent German Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein (TUV) requirements for cornering and fatigue and
* have also passed the critical Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International cornering fatigue tests

A number of our racing customers are looking to run the Gibson Racing Wheels at this year's World Time Attack Challenge.

Gibson Road Race Wheels are available in 3 models of centre design - the Directional Double-Hat I-Beam model, the Straight Spoke Double-Hat I-Beam model, and the Ultimate 5 Spoke model.

You can find more on our range of Gibson Racing Wheels here - we ship worldwide ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Products/gibson_road_race_wheels.html

- The Tuners Group

Justin Fox
26-02-11, 04:38 PM
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Very nice!

moo moo nel
26-02-11, 08:34 PM
how much roughly for a set of 15 x 8j ; 5 x 114.3?

thetunersgroup
27-02-11, 02:12 PM
how much roughly for a set of 15 x 8j ; 5 x 114.3?

Hi,

Will check with Gibson for you on the 15" prices.

- Adam