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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:01 pm

what is the verdict on the minilite wheel?......(for a +2)
I refer to the size.........
I believe there are 2 options
13" x 5.0
14" x 6.0

the original lotus wheel was 13" x 5.5.....

so my main question is....what is the preferred size?

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PostPost by: jono » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:48 pm

5.5 x 14 on mine and I think it looks 'just right' with Pirelli Cinturato tyres. I'm not keen on wide wheels on a plus 2.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:13 pm

Jon
looks good.....
do you have a pic from he side too?......just looking to compare the 13" and 14" profiles......
also where did you get them?.....
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ps I was contemplating 13" only because I've just bought a brand new set of 13" tyres
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PostPost by: jono » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:12 am

..see side view.

The wheels were ordered direct from Minilite when I visited their stand at the NEC a few years ago and manufactured to order.

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PostPost by: tonyr27 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:50 am

A few photos of my Plus 2 which is on 6 x 14 Minlites http://flic.kr/s/aHsjJ9ZAzW

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:15 pm

Here is mine with Minilite 5.5" x 13" wheels. I got them from the US distributor.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:29 pm

thanks for the nice pics chaps........
I cant see that much difference in the 14" and 13".......
I'm guessing that there was no problem with clearances using either......
so now its a case of do I go just silver....or black with the diamond cut rim......mmmmm

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