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Wheels/alloys

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Adam K, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Went out to a local breakers who had a Copen which had Gold Minilite wheels fitted.
    It had an engine fire so the front pair were scrapped, but the rear pair were available.
    They wanted £80+vat for the pair.
    One of the centre caps was missing & the wheels were scratched & had a bit of corrossion around the valve.
    They needed a good refurb to be any good.
    So I decided to leave them. Too expensive to complete the set.

    The original alloys are 15x4.5 with a pcd of 4x100 & an offset of 45.
    These minilites had the same sizes.

    I've found that MR2 Mk3 wheels fit. The rear alloys are larger then the front. Front 15x6 et45, rears 15x6.5 et45. The rears get very close to the suspension. So you need to be carefull with tyre size on the rear.
    Ideally you need to buy two pairs of front alloys.
    Not sure I fancy those alloys though.

    I've found some Minilite style alloys.
    The supplier can offer them in 15x5.5, 4x100 pcd & offset of 38. Which I think will fit with the original 165 bridgestone tyres.
    http://www.randr-alloys.co.uk/compomotive-wheels/compomotive-ml/comp-ml-5-5x15

    There pricey but cheaper than buying the Daihatsu accessory genuine Minilites.

    Decisions decisions. :think:
     
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  2. Coxsie

    Coxsie Copenworld Member

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    What about chilly red, from the same site

    Chilly-Red.jpg :D
     
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  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    didn't see those. Great price too.
    Might be a bit too wide. Not really sure on the offset width thing.
     
  4. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Hi Adam,

    Have you tried Rimstock in West Bromwich?
     
  5. stretton-firebolt

    stretton-firebolt Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi All,
    I'm in a similar quandary about replacing the original alloys.
    I contacted Rimstock - who were very helpful - but, unfortunately, none of their products are direct replacements for the originals.
    Although they are (ridiculously?) expensive, I think the factory minilites may be the only way forward (or backward if you're in reverse?!!!!).
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  7. stretton-firebolt

    stretton-firebolt Copenworld Newbie

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    I'm toying with the idea of having the original alloys refurbed and powder-coated. I'll make some enquiries and report back.
     
  8. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Yeah, I've wondered whether standard alloys in White would work with my red Copen?
     
  9. stretton-firebolt

    stretton-firebolt Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi All,
    In the end I had my OEM alloys shotblasted and powder coated (silver) by Redditch Shotblasting (excellent job, very good price). The tyres that were fitted to the car when I bought it were a little scabby, so I've taken the opportunity to replace them with new Bridgestone Potenza RE040's. Finally, I've added McGard wheel nuts / locking wheel nuts. These are great quality but do stick out a little compared with the OEM's.
     
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