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Which wheels for a black Copen?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bemused, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    I would go for the Dotz Mugello
     
  3. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Expensive taste :)
    Which colour?
     
  4. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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    I agree - Dotz Mugello or Dotz Shift :D
     
  5. Bemused

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    Shift must be a little lighter, fewer spokes.
     
  6. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Quite like the sharp lines of the DEZENT TI in black with polished silver face but straight silver lacquer is a whole lot cheaper and black paint is also cheap.
     
  7. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Trust me, if you see Dotz and Dezent alloys compared side-by-side you will notice the Dotz look way cooler and more high-quality. Also, what are 120 quid extra if you want to keep the car the next few years?
     
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  8. jcuyckens

    jcuyckens Copenworld Member

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    Mini 17" rims for winter tyres nice but expensive and difficould to find, but only few rims fit because to wide!
     

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  9. Bemused

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    Yes now leaning toward Dotz
     
  10. Bemused

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    Cool Copen.
    Looks a different car with the archs filled out. 17" do seem problematic I guess 16" would be a good half way house although I'd need new tires for 17 or 16"

    Do you have a side photo?
     
  11. Imranh

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    I like the Alutec Shark
     
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    Yes. Daihatsu_Copen (2)-800.jpg
    BMW mini JCW Cross Spoke R114 5,5x17 ET42 Be aware that you need to install kidney flanges (8mm) between front springs and chassis, only than there is no rubbing when driving wild.

    Or these schould fit also.
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  13. Bemused

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    Wow the JCW Cross Spoke are expensive!
    Whats a kidney spacer, a spacer ring that is split in half to ease installation?
     
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    I would not recommend the 17 inch Mini wheels. They are 1.expensive 2. need work done on the suspension (limiters for steering and spring range) so they don't rub 3. Tyres are expensive also and they are a lot thinner, so there is even less suspension travel
     
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  15. Bemused

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    I'm faced with moving targets here.
    Initially I thought some budget wheels would only be marginally more expensive than restoring the shabby existing wheels.
    My logic went something like
    £100 spare wheel to keep driving
    £60 for each tyre to be removed and replaced after restoration.
    £80 for paint, abrasives and filler for for restoration.
    Thais £240 which is close to some budget after market bling.

    Then we thought to push the boat out for Dotz Mugello in 15"

    Unfortunately we then looked at the on-line photo comparisons for 15" and 16", does 1" really make that much difference, the photos seem to show it does.

    Now we find the preferred choice of Dotz Mugello is not available in 16" so were back at the begining with the choices.
    Either Dotz Mugello 15" which is good as price is OK and we get to use all our existing rubber. Or 16" + new rubber and choosing a different wheel.
     
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    Yes they are too expensive for us, I think his spring packer solved the suspension rub, he did not mention full lock rub.
    My daily drive is a Navara pick-up which has the tuning circle of a super tanker, one of the Copen features I like is its small turning circle!
     
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    No limiters required, only a slight increase in heigt, but you can drive without also. Please study the ET offset and whith of 5,5J. Other rims will not fit. Tires not expensive, Nankang.
     
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    I would rather walk than buy Nankang tyres.
    Maybe your MOT is not as strict, but the German TÜV will not let your drive without limiters
     
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    Dotz Mugello just ordered for instant scabby wheel improvement.
     

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