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S4 Elans

PostPost by: gino1 » Thu May 25, 2023 12:52 pm

Can anyone please tell me if all Elan S4's had knock-ons fitted or did some have bolt-ons fitted ?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu May 25, 2023 12:54 pm

Standard S4's had bolt on wheels, S/E's KO's.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu May 25, 2023 1:39 pm

I believe that knock-on’s were an option on S4 cars.
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PostPost by: Sadbrewer » Fri May 26, 2023 10:31 am

As Brian says above...could be either, my standard S4 had K/O fitted from new.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri May 26, 2023 3:42 pm

You're right, plenty standard of S2's, 3's and 4's had KO's.
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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Fri May 26, 2023 11:59 pm

I think that here in the US, most all S4 models officially imported were S/E versions so k/o were pretty much standard fitment.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sat May 27, 2023 3:29 am

mwhitaker wrote:I think that here in the US, most all S4 models officially imported were S/E versions so k/o were pretty much standard fitment.


True. However, if a buyer wanted K/O wheels, the dealer was glad to oblige for a modest fee. Mine was delivered with bolt on wheels, but replaced with K/Os.
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PostPost by: Craven » Sat May 27, 2023 11:53 am

It’s not a simple matter fitting a different wheel, all wheel hubs are different and I think that the front uprights used on bolt-on are the early type with smaller diameter stub axle and wheel bearings! So it may be as on many occasions you got what the factory had.
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