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**Sold** 6" wide Minilite rims

PostPost by: jabingb » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:45 pm

I adapted these many moons ago for my +2, they fit with spring perch mashing and some grinding of the lower a-arm ends. 2 of them have appropriate tapers for the +2 rear KO hub web. I also machined the aluminum KO adapter rings. They might fit a flared Elan as well but have never tried. Relisted on eBay

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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:03 pm

So these are KO wheels? And are they as cosmetically rough as they appear in the picture?
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PostPost by: jabingb » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:51 pm

The Veg wrote:So these are KO wheels? And are they as cosmetically rough as they appear in the picture?

They are bolt-ons that I have adapted to KOs. And yes, the finish is rough but structurally they are good. They could be blasted and painted. They weigh 4.6 kg, compared to a stock 4 1/2" Elan bolt-on wheel that I had handy at 5.66 kg, the appeal of magnesium!
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PostPost by: jabingb » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:59 pm

In order to improve their appearance I blasted and painted them with Rustoleum self etching primer. I did remove the KO adapter rings prior to that process but they do come with the rims. Note that one of the rear rims has been tweaked and repaired.

If you want to use them as bolt-ons, simply knock out the plugs and you're good to go, 3 3/4" PCD. To that end, I also have 3 non-adapted rims so you could make a set of 4 bolt-on rims that do NOT have the web relief for the rear KO hubs.

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