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www.superlite-wheels.com in Gloucester

PostPost by: gordont » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:54 am

hi ho
after delay after delay from k,,,,,,rt I am looking at alternatives for 5 peg drive knock on wheels I found Superlite and now trying to contact these guys re their wheels but no answer to the phone or email, anyone had any dealings with them?
The below look okay for me
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:17 am

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There have been various discussions on other Forums regarding "Superlite" it would seem that the Genuine product is only sold by Superlite Australia it would seem that the wheels supplied by the above company were Far Eastern copies of a much lower quality !!
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PostPost by: gordont » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:26 am

superlite Australia (performancewheels) only do bolt on not knock on.....
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:13 pm

Actually, Superlite is a (proud) English company.

Superlite Wheels Limited, 104 - 106 Tredworth Road, Gloucester. GL14QY. UK

See:

http://www.superlite-wheels.com/

And, you are correct, they do not do knock on wheels, only bolt on, except they have racing center lock magnesium wheels.

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PostPost by: peterexpart » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:56 pm

David
You are correct a "Proud English Company" selling "Quality" Far Eastern products, like 99% of our once proud manufacturing industry.
As I said before Pay your money and make your choice.
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PostPost by: gordont » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:53 pm

All I was trying to find out was if anyone had used them as they were not answering phone and email.
I had ordered 26R 5 peg drive wheels from Kelsport but having waited 2 months and no sign of them still I was looking at options.
The 26R wheel they (Superlite UK) do looks okay and I am guessing there is not more than one place casting these and realistically what doesn't come from Asia these days.
I have spoken to Superlite in Australia (separate company) but they nolonger do any knock on wheels
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:25 pm

worth a try?? Cast & machined in the UK. Is that a good thing?

http://www.minilite.co.uk/application.php?a_make=LOTUS

I seem to recall a tie-up between Spyder & these people, but may be still worth an email.

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PostPost by: jono » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:37 am

I used Minilite and they were excellent - cast to order and ready in a couple of weeks
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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:17 pm

jono wrote:I used Minilite and they were excellent - cast to order and ready in a couple of weeks

Jono
any chance you could share cost?
might look into some of these......although I fancy sticking with 13" x 5.5 on my +2
what did you do?
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:25 pm

Gav,

I have the bill somewhere but I seem to recall they worked out at around ?125 per wheel including the 'theft'

At the time they were pushing the product at the NEC classic car show and I ordered them there. I got them black with a polished highlight rim as a nod to the original black and chrome steel wheels.

I got 5.5 x 14 and I think they look great. I wanted them to still look fairly skinny and with 175 x 70 Pirelli P3 tyres I am very pleased with the result. (see my other thread with photos)

I have done the narrow spring conversion - not sure if the would fit under standard springs?

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