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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:11 pm 
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Does anyone know what the smallest wheels will fit over the standard book spec rear uprights

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:29 am 
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Hi,
I have tried 14'' alloy wheels (the ones that were fitted on my Sierra donor when I got it), and they don't fit. Here is the picture:

Image2013-10-18_14-35-27 by Sylvain ROIG, sur Flickr

So to me, 15'' is the minimum for book specs rear uprights. Although I remember someone saying on the other forum that there is more clearance inside steel wheels than alloy wheels, so 14'' steel wheels might fit.

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 Post subject: Re: wheels
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:16 am 
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Ok thanks I thought that was the case will keep looking for a set of suitable wheels the ones I got now are et15

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:57 pm 
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I might be wrong but I thought Stot used some 13's. But he may also be using MX5 running gear.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:02 pm 
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maybe a silly question I have been looking for the et number on my wheels and the only markings I can find are the ones in the second pic


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:23 am 
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They're a 6" wide 15" wheel, but I presume you know that?
Best guess, they're ET29. You can measure to be sure.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:05 am 
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Assuming they are et29 what difference will that make to the handling if any will it put extra load on the hubs and or bearings

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:36 am 
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Assuming they are et29 what difference will that make to the handling if any will it put extra load on the hubs and or bearings
I wouldn't worry about any extra load, the cars are very light compared to the donor. If they fit under the arches then they'll be just fine I reckon.


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