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PostPost by: lotocone » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:47 pm

Mike,

Looks very nice ! I'm glad that the new Minilites and fenders worked out so well. I still have your old wheels but haven't mounted tires yet.

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PostPost by: elansprint » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:21 pm

Gary just read today the jap wheels are now back in production www.japearceengineering.com
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PostPost by: elj221c » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:07 pm

Ian,

Thanks for that link. Very interesting.

Pity they are only offering spinners with wheels as I quite fancy a set to go with mine.

Spinners, that is!
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:06 pm

Thanks for the link and also getting me motivated to get the front wheels installed. I did a bit of work to get close but I am afraid that to get these wheels (and some tyres that are in keeping with the idea), I am going to have to do some more bodywork. Thats just how it goes sometimes, at the very least I will need to relieve a lot more of the right arch down low to get the wheel and tire to clear on left hand turns, I think that the right turns will be alright. I put in about 120 lbs in the front to see if it would help. It did some and will get several hundred more but I am uncertain if it will be enough.

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PostPost by: TurbineHeli » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:35 am

Many years ago I fit a set of 13" Chassis Engineering wheels together with Goodyear 4.74x8.50 to my S2.
They fit in front without modification but the rear was a different story. Still, with modification to the inner wheel wells, not to mention springs and struts, they fit nicely without modification to the outer body.

That was a lot of rubber and a long time ago...

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PostPost by: elansprint » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:29 am

I think the jap wheels are just back on the market I only read it the afternoon of my post so they may expand the options
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