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 Post subject: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:48 am 
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I am looking at fitting a set of 15 by 6 minilite type wheels from performance wheels in South Australia. Does anyone have any experiences or thoughts they would like to share or maybe suggest a different wheel as I am a bit sick of cleaning chrome wire wheels . John


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:35 pm 
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John
I used the Superlite (Performance Wheels) from SA with my track tyres 195 50 15. The only problem I found was that the offset was a bit much and the tyre rubbed on the RH rear guard on a full bump with 195 60 15 road tyres. It was OK with 185 65 15 so it was close.
The wheels were fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:01 pm 
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Thanks Brian
Can you remember the offset of your wheels ?


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:35 pm 
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I looked at this at one stage. I didn't do it because the wheels are wider and I still have worm & roller steering which is heavy enough as it is. Superlites from SA are 6". Minilites from the UK are 5 1/2". The originals are 4 1/2" I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:20 am 
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John. No sorry. Bill Revill has my old wheels so he may be able to tell you.


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:37 pm 
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Thanks Brian
I have just noticed a company here in Victoria is selling them in 5 1/2 wide They can drill them to the correct pcd but they dont have a steel insert in the hole which i suppose is common practice nowadays. $880 for a set of 4 which doesn't sound too bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:48 am 
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I have 5 1/2" alloys bought from UK a few years ago. They have no steel inserts but use a heavy steel washer in the counter bore and a "tube" style nut with a shoulder. No issues at all. There was sufficient thread on the wire wheel adaptor studs and no need to fit longer wheel studs.


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:44 am 
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John, Peter's wheels most probably came from the TR Shop in London. I see that they sell a set for 440 pounds so that is around $800 plus freight. I bought my wire wheels from them. The freight was about $250, bit more or less. Arrived in five days.


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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:53 am 
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TR shop it was and they still look like new . They came with nuts washers and centre caps and there is no need for any spacer back or front. I ordered online thursday evening and they were deliverede following Tuesday morning. I fitted 195 65 tyres which protect from kerb scrapes. I have 3 deg castor suspension with TR6 top arms and joint and had to slightly trim arm ends and outer bolt to give clearance on full lock. Not an issue with standard set up.
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 Post subject: Re: Minilite wheels
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:19 pm 
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John
I am reasonably sure they will be the same as I am currently running with 195 x 65 x 15 with no problems. I got mine from Moss when there was a special on a few years ago.
The only issue you may have is , like Peter, I had to trim the top outer end of the upper wishbones to stop them knocking the wheel weights off. I run 3 deg castor and -1.0 deg camber. To ensure I have clearance, I fit 5mm spacers on the front made from old wire wheel adapters.


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