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Revolution RFX wheels

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:08 am


I recieve with my car a set of Revolution RFX wheels bolt on. The size is 13 x 5.5. I don't know if there are period. Has someone the same wheels?
I don't like them and want to sell them.
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PostPost by: paddy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:44 am

According to this: http://www.revolutionwheels.com/history/ the RFX didn't come about until the 1980s.

Revolution 4-spokes could possibly be considered "period" and I've seen one or two Elans with them (eg lotus-suspension-f42/minilite-not-t15806.html#p78701).

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PostPost by: Esprit2 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:34 pm

It would be helpful to a potential buyer to know the 'Offset', or 'ET' of the wheels. I don't see either stamped on the inner hub flange in your first photo. Do you see it stamped elsewhere? If not, could you measure the wheels and report the value?

The original Elan steel wheels were an 'inch' design. Back in the time when the wheels were current, Lotus would have quoted 'Offset'.

The Revolution RFX is a more modern design from the 1980s, and would most likely give the 'ET'. If you provide the ET, then please measure and report the thickness of the front & rear rim flanges as well.

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