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BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 05:43PM



The guys running the forum were kind enough to let me post something about the rally wheels we import from Europe so long as I don't go nuts and take over. Should be able to mange that. Anyway, some of you may know about our wheels already and may know me, Paul from Team Illuminata Motorsport in Michigan. I do mostly RallyCross in my EG33 swapped Legacy Outback wagon which is really useful for schlepping lots of wheels to the races. I also have the Sprinter "RALIVAN" you may have seen at East coast Rallies from time to time and we sponsor quite a few cars too.




So onto our wheels. We like to call them "The last wheels you'll ever need" as they are really strong. We hope they aren't the last wheels you'll ever buy or we'll be out of business pretty quick but I think you get the point. They are manufactured in Barcelona, Europe and stocked for popular applications in our Michigan warehouse. Popular being Subaru, Mitsubishi and 4x100. Porsche too if you need a very high quality Fuchs replica but that's another forum. Anything not in stock can be made to order and drop shipped direct from the factory in 2-3 weeks.



We haven't found many cars we couldn't put a wheel on so unusual specs are no problem. XR4TI, Fiat, Lancia, anything. Gives us a shot. We also make Tarmac rally wheels and Rallycross wheels that are also suitable for the track. Beyond these we make three piece, forged, Formula, Kart and custom wheels. We even make Rally Raid wheels for all you DAKAR competitors.




The full range can be seen at www.BRAIDusa.com and loads of pictures on our Face Book or you can email me with any questions. We are also looking for dealers especially in the south, west and Canada.



Hope to see you on stage sometime soon.



Paul Eddleston
BRAID Wheels USA www.BRAIDUSA.com
Team Illuminata Motorsport www.teamilluminata.com



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 06:04PM
Yeah yeah, nice wheels.
How much?

And more important, why does that nice '68 96 in the background, and why is it looking so unloved?



Just think how a 1946 lb car would go with 165 bhp and 5.45 gearing...



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 06:22PM
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Yeah yeah, nice wheels.
How much?

And more important, why does that nice '68 96 in the background, and why is it looking so unloved?


Just think how a 1946 lb car would go with 165 bhp and 5.45 gearing...

They start around $200 for the gravel wheels John. From there up to $2000 for a forged 22x15 if you like that sort of thing. Almost all the prices are on the web.

That 96 belongs to a friend of mine. he's "storing" it while it rusts away gently.



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Team Illuminata Motorsport www.teamilluminata.com
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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 06:52PM
Anything in a 4.5x15 et40 with a 5x170 bolt pattern?





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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 07:49PM
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john vanlandingham
Yeah yeah, nice wheels.
How much?

And more important, why does that nice '68 96 in the background, and why is it looking so unloved?


Just think how a 1946 lb car would go with 165 bhp and 5.45 gearing...

They start around $200 for the gravel wheels John. From there up to $2000 for a forged 22x15 if you like that sort of thing. Almost all the prices are on the web.

That 96 belongs to a friend of mine. he's "storing" it while it rusts away gently.

oooooohh yeah, "storing it" know that one...
beat him with something large.
Those are such nice cars when they go....
Here's mine in Maine:




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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 08:21PM
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Anything in a 4.5x15 et40 with a 5x170 bolt pattern?



Mmm, tricky one. Let me talk to the factory on this. I'll get back to you.

What are you using now?



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 08:24PM
Nice car. I've always had a soft spot for Saabs. Never been the same since I owned a 99 Turbo for 12 months.

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john vanlandingham
Yeah yeah, nice wheels.
How much?

And more important, why does that nice '68 96 in the background, and why is it looking so unloved?


Just think how a 1946 lb car would go with 165 bhp and 5.45 gearing...

They start around $200 for the gravel wheels John. From there up to $2000 for a forged 22x15 if you like that sort of thing. Almost all the prices are on the web.

That 96 belongs to a friend of mine. he's "storing" it while it rusts away gently.

oooooohh yeah, "storing it" know that one...
beat him with something large.
Those are such nice cars when they go....
Here's mine in Maine:



Paul Eddleston
BRAID Wheels USA www.BRAIDUSA.com
Team Illuminata Motorsport www.teamilluminata.com
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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 09:35PM
You guys beat me to it. Nice Saab!



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 09:37PM
I promised myself I would buy a set of Braid's when I destroyed 2 or 3 stock S13 alloys.

I started out with 8 straight wheels. After 3 years I still have 8 straight wheels. I just can't manage to bend/break/crack the stupid things. (knocks on wood) Some day I will figure out how to destroy one or two, and then you will get a call from me. Hopefully not right after LSPR lol, my wife would slaughter me.

Unless you want to talk sponsorship. My car is in need of a fresh paint/vinyl after getting to friendly with some trees at ojibwe. Hint hint.



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 06, 2012 10:19PM
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Anything in a 4.5x15 et40 with a 5x170 bolt pattern?



Mmm, tricky one. Let me talk to the factory on this. I'll get back to you.

What are you using now?

Stock steel wheels and one set of OEM Soccerball alloy wheels. We're using them with vintage style tires, on a Vintage class car. So something vaguely vintage looking would be preferred.

Here's the wide view of the car. It's a '63 SAAB with the two stroke tweeked to within and inch of it's life.





Jason McDaniel



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 07, 2012 12:05AM
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modernbeat
Anything in a 4.5x15 et40 with a 5x170 bolt pattern?



Mmm, tricky one. Let me talk to the factory on this. I'll get back to you.

What are you using now?

Stock steel wheels and one set of OEM Soccerball alloy wheels. We're using them with vintage style tires, on a Vintage class car. So something vaguely vintage looking would be preferred.

Here's the wide view of the car. It's a '63 SAAB with the two stroke tweeked to within and inch of it's life.



Nobody is going to have anything 5 on 170.
and they shore-as-shootin ain't gonna have sumpin that will fit the awesome timeless beauty of a 96
Old Ford Transit van was 6 on 170 but that duddint help.
So gawddammit Jason convert to 4 bolt then you can use the Shelby Minilite copies that look like them thar Gen-you-whine Minilites on my sleek thang.
What am I sitting on these 4 bolt drums and hubs for?

What do i have to do? Gift wrap them?



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 07, 2012 07:16AM
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Ian S
I promised myself I would buy a set of Braid's when I destroyed 2 or 3 stock S13 alloys.

I started out with 8 straight wheels. After 3 years I still have 8 straight wheels. I just can't manage to bend/break/crack the stupid things. (knocks on wood) Some day I will figure out how to destroy one or two, and then you will get a call from me. Hopefully not right after LSPR lol, my wife would slaughter me.

Unless you want to talk sponsorship. My car is in need of a fresh paint/vinyl after getting to friendly with some trees at ojibwe. Hint hint.

Ha. LOL.

We have plenty of sponsored vehicles out there for now thanks but sometimes the right car or program comes along. Now if your car happens to be a Porsche we should definately talk. Going down that road ourselves soon, hopefully.



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Team Illuminata Motorsport www.teamilluminata.com
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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 07, 2012 07:21AM
and did I mention the one in "storage" is a wagon? Does that make it any more or less interesting?

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BRAIDusa
Nice car. I've always had a soft spot for Saabs. Never been the same since I owned a 99 Turbo for 12 months.

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john vanlandingham
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BRAIDusa
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john vanlandingham
Yeah yeah, nice wheels.
How much?

And more important, why does that nice '68 96 in the background, and why is it looking so unloved?


Just think how a 1946 lb car would go with 165 bhp and 5.45 gearing...

They start around $200 for the gravel wheels John. From there up to $2000 for a forged 22x15 if you like that sort of thing. Almost all the prices are on the web.

That 96 belongs to a friend of mine. he's "storing" it while it rusts away gently.

oooooohh yeah, "storing it" know that one...
beat him with something large.
Those are such nice cars when they go....
Here's mine in Maine:



Paul Eddleston
BRAID Wheels USA www.BRAIDUSA.com
Team Illuminata Motorsport www.teamilluminata.com
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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 07, 2012 07:54AM
When is the next stocking order? does getting in on one save on non stock shipping?



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Re: BRAID Wheels
September 07, 2012 09:08AM
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When is the next stocking order? does getting in on one save on non stock shipping?

We are compiling it now Kevin. Hope to have it placed in a few weeks for delivery around the new year.

Direct shipping from Europe to the east coast runs about $50 per wheel whereas from Michigan about $25. So, though it's about twice the cost it's really not that much. Usually takes 2 weeks for normal stuff like gravel wheels, sometimes just a week, built to your specs too! We are shipping a surprising quantity this we these days.

What do you need?



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Team Illuminata Motorsport www.teamilluminata.com
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