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#16 1977 Loud_Mini

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:26 PM

I have seen these wheels used on someones car, it may have been on Turbo minis as mentioned already and i don't think they had any problems running them. It was an orange/red mini. I was going to get a set of these for my mini before i decided to go down the rally inspired route.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

Someone of mini mania maybe ? Markus, the owner of the grey mini in this thread, also told me this.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:15 AM

Got this email from Minisport.

Hi

Thanks for your email the sportspack wheels have a load rate of 300kg each

The minilites do not have a rating on them.

Kind Regards


300 kg = 661 lbs

Edited by Driezzie, 26 December 2011 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:21 AM

300kg doesn't sound a lot?

A sports pack weighs a bit over 700kg on its own, add to that the forces involved when cornering I'm sure that figure should be higher?

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:24 AM

300kg doesn't sound a lot?

A sports pack weighs a bit over 700kg on its own, add to that the forces involved when cornering I'm sure that figure should be higher?



Mini Classic MPI

approx unladen weight (full fuel tank excluding options) : 715 kg / 1576 lb
maximum gross vehicle weight : 1050 kg / 2315 lb

each wheel so

4x 300 kg = 1200 kg
4x 661 lbs = 2644 lbs

Edited by Driezzie, 26 December 2011 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

Isn't that what I said??

Have a look here..

http://www.theminifo... wheels__st__15

What happens when the car corners and the loading on that wheel increases?

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

Hmm you're right. I've send another e-mail for confirmation to them.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:55 AM

On another forum someone says his superlights have a max load rate of 250 kg, someone who can confirm this ?

Also found this on the website of superlite, apparently they also produce ATV/go cart wheels !

http://www.superlite...om/atvquad.html

Edited by Driezzie, 27 December 2011 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

On another forum someone says his superlights have a max load rate of 250 kg, someone who can confirm this ?

Also found this on the website of superlite, apparently they also produce ATV/go cart wheels !

http://www.superlite...om/atvquad.html


But what is the weight they can take? A quad which weighs something like 350-450 KG is a lot different to a mini of say, mininum 750KG, then they wont be manufactured to hold that type of weight and strain, because the speeds are higher in a car than a quad - and then again you factor in forces acting at higher speeds...

Bla bla blaaaa... :ermm:

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:08 AM

I've also send an e-mail to them now.

Edited by Driezzie, 27 December 2011 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

And???

A wheel company that makes(or just sells) wheel for other applications isn't a big discovery?

Give them a ring and ask if they recommend using their ATV/go cart wheels on your mini.

I'll bet I know what they say.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

Got a reply from minisport about the sportspack wheels.

Hi

This is correct as 300kg per wheel so x 4 is 1200kg.

Rob


Edited by Driezzie, 28 December 2011 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

Its entirely up to you if you fit them, I know that I wouldn't, I also know that this idea has been discussed and dismissed several times over the last few year.

If you want to fit them then I can't stop you, I don't think that they are safe, people who are cleverer than me don't think that they are safe.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

Its entirely up to you if you fit them, I know that I wouldn't, I also know that this idea has been discussed and dismissed several times over the last few year.

If you want to fit them then I can't stop you, I don't think that they are safe, people who are cleverer than me don't think that they are safe.


Well its simple aint it really...

Golf cart wheels ---> 700/800+ KG mini

would be like saying..

Minilight wheels ---> Landy discovery which is 2+ tonne

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Edited by ct16mini, 28 December 2011 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:24 AM

so called golf cart wheels on a mini classic powered by a suzuki engine. (yes it's a work in progress.)

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They look a lot (if not the same) like potenzas.




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