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Post by _Zeb_ » Fri May 10, 2019 2:04 pm

Hi,
I know that this topic has been discussed a lot on the forum but answers are a bit randomly spreads and this is not easy to find the right answer.
On my SE5a, I have steel rims with original plastic covers, it's not ugly and I wasn't planning to change them.
However, renewing the tires, I have seen that those rims are not designed to be fit with tubeless tires. Ok, there are not loosing pressure and for the time being the rubber is still around them but this is a bit scary.
That's why, now, I'm trying to find alloy rims.
I found the wolfrace pretty cool and quite easy to find in the UK. Unfortunately this is harder in France and I find someone selling a set in Great Britain, this is difficult to ask him to find a shipping company (and shipping costs may exceed rims values).
Revolution 5 spokes rims seems nice also and apparently they can be bought new.
I have done a quick preview.

Are all wolfrace rims compatible with tubeless tires?
If I change to 15x7, which offset should the rims have? This is a bit confusing some are talking about negative offset, some about positive...
Is there someone here having put Revolution rims who can share the dimension he choose?

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Post by scimjim » Fri May 10, 2019 2:37 pm

Where did you see that standard steel wheels are not compatible with tubeless tyres? Wolfrace alloy wheels are definitely tubeless.


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Post by _Zeb_ » Fri May 10, 2019 2:50 pm

scimjim wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Where did you see that standard steel wheels are not compatible with tubeless tyres? Wolfrace alloy wheels are definitely tubeless.
Thanks!
The current steel wheels do not have the lips theoretically needed for a tubeless tyres.



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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri May 10, 2019 4:11 pm

Then how does the tyre stay on the time

A picture would help as it sounds like the rims might have been altered


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Post by Corky » Fri May 10, 2019 4:17 pm

I put 7J 15” ET0 Revolution wheels on a GTC. To get them perfectly placed I added a small spacer, 4mm if I remember correctly.

When I bought mine (new), ET0 was the nearest available to what I actually needed.


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Post by Corky » Fri May 10, 2019 4:19 pm

You can also fit TR6 revolutions (which are cheaper off the shelf) but I think you’ll need to widen the bolt holes and fit spacers.


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Post by Oldconn » Fri May 10, 2019 5:14 pm

There are some Wolfrace available in France , contact Chris Johnson on Scimitar.fr. For transport there is no problem at the moment, it may be different if Brexit ever happens. You could give Channelhopper a call, they are cheap and very reliable.


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Post by _Zeb_ » Fri May 10, 2019 10:41 pm

Thanks all for your answers.
I will see first with Chris.



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Post by Scimher » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:30 am

I have run my SE5 with a mish-mash of GTE steel wheels.......probably a mixture of SE5, 5a & 6-series: some have been ventilated. I had 4 new tubeless tyres fitted by a local expert & there was no talk of them only being suitable for tubes only. I don't think tubes were specified when the cars were new. The car has done 20,000miles (32,000km.) with me & there has never been a puncture that I can remember - or loss-of-air!



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