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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:50 pm

Hello.
I intend to do the monte carlo historic rallye in january 2014.

I will take off my precious michelin xas from my steel wheels.

I need a set of wheels with snow tyres. And i need a spare set with spikes in case of icy roads.

I has also to think what i will do of that extra set after the rallye...

Would 26r wheels look good on a elan sprint s4 or bad taste? Otherwise should i get minilites or another set of steel wheels?

I ca?t make up my mind
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:08 pm

But 26R wheels won't fit your hubs? 26R wheels have 4 pins in each wheel, where your Sprint has 5 holes to mate to pins fixed in the hubs.

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:47 am

Darn... So now choice is restricted down to steel repro or the minilite design...
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu May 09, 2013 10:02 am

Minilites or PanaSports look good, take a look at Spyderfan's car.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu May 09, 2013 11:11 am

I think TTR manufactures a 26R style wheel that doesn't require the original phosphor bronze hub, but I can't remember if it's for bolt on wheels or KO's.
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PostPost by: gordont » Fri May 10, 2013 1:10 am

kelvedon www.kelsport.net sell 26R wheels with the 5 pin drive....
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri May 10, 2013 1:53 pm

I wonder the weight differences between my steel wheels, minilite and 26 r repro? Always interesting to know for unsprung weight.

If the 26r repro in alloy are not cheap ... What should i say about the light spiners price! Wow

And where could i find steel wheels similar as my originals?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri May 10, 2013 4:12 pm

The minilite price is very reasonable.

You can buy 4 minilites for the price of one 26R spinner...
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri May 10, 2013 6:39 pm

Not any direct help to you, but I was going through old invoices today and found one from the early 70's when I bought 4 Lotus steel wheels.

They cost all of ?4 each including tax !


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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Fri May 10, 2013 6:45 pm

I think that price is for a set of 4, 26R style spinners.
Still expensive in comparison to the Minilites,

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Mon May 13, 2013 1:40 pm

Ok I need to calm down. Putting altogether a budget for the MonteCarlo is a lot of money.

So I will go for a set of 4 steel wheels to stay simple and cheap...

Do they still exist new? or do I need to buy second hands? :mrgreen:
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