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Alloy wheels to suit an early S2 Elan, bolt-ons

PostPost by: fjrtel » Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:06 am

Hi gang,

I'm sure this must have been asked and answered before, but I can't seem to find it.

I have a very early S2 Elan with 4.5x13 steel bolt-on wheels. The PCD appears to be about 96mm.

I have restored the rims as best I can (but they're still a bit "wobbly") and fitted them with Michelin XAS 145HR13 FF's with tubes. Does anyone know where I can source old-style Revolution 4 spoke alloys with the correct PCD? Revolution themselves advertise such a wheel with a range of PCDs, but apparently only in 5.5x13 which, I am fairly sure, won't fit under the guards of a standard S2. They do have a 5x13 version, but only in 101.6 PCD.

I'm located in Australia, BTW.

Any help very gratefully accepted!
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Mar 22, 2023 5:20 am

Ied suggest, you might find a place to straighten your original steel wheels. Or find new steel?
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:42 am

https://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/pa ... and-tyres/

https://kelvedonlotus.co.uk/product-cat ... elan-26-r/

Revolution may well accomodate your needs as I suspect they may machine to order
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PostPost by: RobertMaulden » Wed Mar 22, 2023 11:12 am

Minilite wheels look good on an Elan & they will make 5J wheels to order (I have them on my S2 sprint car with 175/50 tyres fitted)

Having had an original steel wheel fail on track (scary) I wouldn't use them for anything other than parking on unless they had been crack tested
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Mar 22, 2023 11:44 am

Is RDENT in USA the only supplier of steel?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:17 am

Rdent supplies Minilites but not (as far as I know) steel wheels.
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