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#1 Driezzie

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

Hi,

Maybe this is old news but I didn't found a thread about it so I want to share this with you guys because many of you like those wheels.
I found this on http://www.turbominis.co.uk

These are the ones Gianni offers : http://www.potenza.c...9b790c80201.php

These are used for buggies in the USA (probably made in China) : http://www.buggiesun...heel/W08 103409

As you can see there is a huge price difference. Someone on turbominis.co.uk ordered them and says they look exactly the same, he also used them on his mini but haven't heard anymore of it.

Could be interesting ?

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:53 PM

i have heard of this before, there was a thread on here ages ago i think.

personally i think this level of bling is fine on a golf buggy, not so cool on a mini though IMO.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:57 PM

Another thing worth noting, is that these may not be stamped as being suitable tfor use on a car (speed rating etc).
You dont see golf carts doing 70mph!

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:04 PM

It's still suspicious that they look exactly the same...

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:05 PM

Another thing worth noting, is that these may not be stamped as being suitable tfor use on a car (speed rating etc).
You dont see golf carts doing 70mph!


Appaerently you haven't seen some of the golfcarts here in the States. They have some designed for drag racing, off road racing and street use.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:54 PM

Probably manufactured by : Wuyi Jiaxin Wheel Co

Found this : http://www.weiku.com...Golf_wheel.html

On turbominis they also found this about the used material :

Googled "Aluminum Alloy A356 T6"

http://www.sfsa.org/...GMBlock_11c.htm

Well if they really are made of this material, i guess they will hold upPosted Image

" Alloy A356 is a 7Si-0.3 Mg alloy with 0.2 Fe (max) and 0.10 Zn (max). The T6 heat treatment is a solution-anneal heat treat followed by a 320F aging.

Alloy A356 has greater elongation, higher strength and considerably higher ductility than Alloy 356.

A356 has improved mechanical properties because of lower iron content, compared to 356.


Typical applications are airframe castings, machine parts, truck chassis parts, aircraft and missile components, and structural parts requiring high strength"


Edited by Driezzie, 19 December 2011 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

Official website : http://www.ldll-china.com/

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:54 PM

The offset on those wheels is 3x4.....Minis are 4x4" so these won't fit.....

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:01 PM

They are PCD 4x4 ? Someone on turbominis bought them and fitted them already.

Edited by Driezzie, 19 December 2011 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:17 PM

The offset on those wheels is 3x4.....Minis are 4x4" so these won't fit.....


They fit Andrew. One of the Suzuki guys is running them on 16v Minis.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:33 PM

Says 3x4 on the site you linked to........ :lol:

f I ever went 10" I would get Potenzas for sure. When you said they were expensive I was expecting £1500 not €799.....thats a bargain at that price!

Edited by Mini 360, 19 December 2011 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:39 PM

But they look just the same don't they ? Now it's like Gianni bought them in large amount for a very nice price and then he removed the mark (there was a small inscription in those wheels I thought) and added his own and selled them for a much higher price instead of making them himself. We'll have to wait until Marcus (guy who bought them and fitted them on his suzuki mini) tested them I guess but he's pretty sure they are the same.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

anyone knows which ET equals "3+4 offset", I see that a lot when browsing the golf cart wheels ?

Also found this (not same wheels als shown above but also offered as golf cart wheels on the websites) they use them for heavy scooter modification too : http://i8.photobucke.../1266060858.jpg and http://i8.photobucke.../1265271800.jpg

Then also found this one : http://recstuff.com/...-golf-cart.aspx

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

If I could buy just the one I would and then put it through rigorous crack testing, material sampling and other relevant tests

Yes they make look similar but until someone has tested it thoroughly we wouldn't know if its the same as a potenza wheel or not

it wouldn't go anywhere near my mini until I knew it was safe, think of the consequences if it wasnt. :ohno:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

Found out they also use the golf cart wheels for extreme scooter tuning (zoomer/ruckus) also in 10x7 4x4. The weight is not the same but they handle some power at least.

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Edited by Driezzie, 22 December 2011 - 12:30 PM.





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