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Elan S1 Bolt On Steel Wheel question

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat May 27, 2017 8:14 pm

When I bought my S1 Elan it came with an entire set of "extra" bolt on steel wheels. These are 13 x 5.5 bolt on wheels. One of them has the 3 "pegs" for holding the hub cap on, the other 4 do not. Is it possible to add the pegs? The holes are there. Or are these wheels for a different model car? I understand that early Elan's had 13 x 4.5 inch wheels.
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Wheel without hub cap pegs

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Wheel with hub cap pegs
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PostPost by: john1180 » Sat May 27, 2017 9:37 pm

Somebody took them off to run without hub caps for the smooth look. I've seen it before.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat May 27, 2017 11:23 pm

An S1 Elan surely would have been on 13 x 4.5j not an inch bigger. I'd have thought they were Plus 2 wheels by the size but not with bolt on's and hub caps. Bit of a strange one.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue May 30, 2017 2:32 pm

Correction, my mistake in measuring. I was incorrectly using the measurement from lip to lip which is 5.5 inches. The wheels are the stock 4.5 inch wheels.
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