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14 x 5.5 minlites on S4

PostPost by: miked » Fri May 27, 2016 7:05 am

I am having tyre contact on rear arches with 14 inch by 6 Minilites and 175 x 60 x 14 tyres. Has anybody got any of these 14 inch by 5.5 Minilites fitted with success. I realise this is a bit of a jar of worms with body shape and position on chassis. I am in discussion with the supplier at the moment. Any feedback appreciated. I need to keep to 14 for sake of larger front brakes plus all that business at the back end with the A frames. Been there done that in the past with Minlites. Thanks Mike
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PostPost by: jono » Fri May 27, 2016 7:51 am

Mike,

I have 14 x 5.5 Minilites on the +2 - if you fancy a run up you could try them on your car and see if they work.

Alternatively I could put it back on the steels and let you try the set?

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PostPost by: miked » Fri May 27, 2016 8:51 am

Hi Jon,

I have it on the EZ lift with the back springs out so can move the wheels in and out of the arch to test so if I could get my hands on one for half an hour it would be good to try out. Have you got 5?
I have a spare tin from the Plus 2 and also the Plus 2 alloy wheels. (14 x 6 which fit the Plus 2 with no problem). Will ring you.

Thanks Mike :)
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PostPost by: miked » Fri May 27, 2016 10:13 am

Anybody in the Northwest got one I could try? Jon is a big old ride away.
Any help appreciated. Thanks Mike
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PostPost by: Gray » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:26 pm

Spyder machine rear hubs to inset the wheels a little. It was not quite enough with my 6x14s so I'm fitting 26R arches and new TTR hubs. I've still got the machined hubs if your'e interested.

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