What are "chaser wheels" that people talk about from time to time. I imagine they are cop car wheels but what is different about them?
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They also call them pursuits or interceptors. Its just a way of trying to make stock steel wheels sound cool, nothing special about them.
The only differance is there silver with centre caps and 7 inch.
the bogan wheel of choice if your an absolute tight ass,people think they look good complete fools they are.
Okay. At least one of my rims/wheels is black but the others are silver. They have the normal plastic 15 inch diameter cover but underneath some have the little plastic cap as well. Is ex cop car 110% certain. Back in the day I never could quite pick what made cop cars look different wheels-wise but now, duh.
So then, are they the same width as standard or wider?
Chasers = 15x6 black rims often with hub cap
Interceptors/Pursuits = 15x7 silver rims with centre cap
it will be written in the front of the rim down on the lip near the valve from memory, something like 6.00x15 for standard and 7.00x15 for interceptors/pursuits
VL-VS BT1 also had 'stronger' silver 15x6 too. IIRC base model utes also used the same 6 inch rim.
Without getting into the semantics of chasers vs pursuit vs whatever, the wheels designed to have the silver centre caps are of slightly different design so as to retain the 'caps properly. This applies to ute rims also.
In addition to the wheel dimensions, the offset is stamped into the rims and can be different for utes vs passenger cars, so watch for that if purchasing. For most Commodores you want 43P (43mm positive - the wheel mounting face is 43mm outboard of the wheel centreline).
High strength wheels - used in VT- as standard fitment - are marked with an 'HS' stamping.
Well I think everone has covered this thread but they are called chasers because they do just that chase you.
Saw your post about the strength of steel wheels and hope you can give me some advise.
I own a Holden VZ SS ute which is used solely for work - and when I say used for work, I mean it is worked hard with plenty of weight carried.
About a year ago I had to replace one of the alloy wheels as it had a crack in it, and the same thing has happened again just last week.
I am careful about parking against gutters (don't scrape the gutters), and can only guess that the alloy rims are not coping with crossing gutters or hitting bumps in the road when I am carrying materials on to work sites?
I really am out-to-sea on this matter, but wonder if putting a set of the 'old steel wheels' on my ute might give me a stronger wheel to work with?
Would appreciate your advice.