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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:26 pm

As the title, anybody done this if so do i need spacers and if not will 195/70 fit without fouling anything such as wheel arch...thanks j



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Post by peter freeman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:51 pm

A search on the site seems to confirm they fit without problem - don't know what size tyres you can use with them though



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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:56 pm

Thanks peter i don't want to go too wide and find out they rub somewhere..still got to get the special nuts made yet..



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Post by scimjim » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Why do you need special nuts for steel wheels?


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Post by rebel alliance » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:42 am

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I want to use the TR centres which are held on by the nut which has a plastic washer in a groove. The TR nuts are 7/16 unf so i need Bill to make some with a 1/2 unf thread...
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 am

They look very similar to Scimitar steel wheel nuts? My TR6 steel nuts are 1/2” UNF, are you having to redrill the wheel?


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Post by philhoward » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am

scimjim wrote:
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They look very similar to Scimitar steel wheel nuts?
I'm assuming not close enough as I suggested them a while back..


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:58 am

Okay.

Saw that Bill was marshalling at Silverstone F1 this weekend 😀


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Post by rebel alliance » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:08 am

Not sure about having to enlarge the wheel holes have not tried them on yet...the scimitar steel wheel nuts are too big...its only that i want the twintub wheel centres on otherwise any 1/2 nut would do...mock up picture
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:13 am

Did you buy brand new wheels in the end, or have they been refurbed?


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Post by rebel alliance » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:21 am

Ebay north Devon shot blasted painted new centres £216 + £66 shipping....£80 nuts..£250 tyres..expensive exercise but i like them 😊



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 pm

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As the title, anybody done this if so do i need spacers and if not will 195/70 fit without fouling anything such as wheel arch...thanks j
Re the tyres, aren't those wheels 15x6"? If so, then 195/70 sounds an odd size, I think the usual size that Middlebridge used on their 15x6 alloys was 195/60?


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Post by GavinR » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 pm

rebel alliance wrote:
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Not sure about having to enlarge the wheel holes have not tried them on yet...the scimitar steel wheel nuts are too big...its only that i want the twintub wheel centres on otherwise any 1/2 nut would do
They bolted straight onto the 1/2" wheel studs on my SE5a


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Post by rebel alliance » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:05 pm

Ok thanks i assumed they probably would...Tyre size interesting thanks Roger not got round to looking yet i just guessed that 70's were available in 15" ?



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:22 pm

195/65x15 is a common size for “moderns” (read: plenty of choice and cheap) and will be close in terms of rolling radius I think?


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