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#76 Jeffreypang911

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:57 AM

Just as an update, Ive been running the "cheaper" version for about a month and a half now, no issues. Roads here are horrible, lots of pot holes and dips and bumps. Also took it to the drag strip, no issues.

Also, I have a Honda engine, more weight and power than a normal Mini.

Edited by Jeffreypang911, 10 July 2012 - 03:57 AM.


#77 Joshwa457

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

Just as an update, Ive been running the "cheaper" version for about a month and a half now, no issues. Roads here are horrible, lots of pot holes and dips and bumps. Also took it to the drag strip, no issues.

Also, I have a Honda engine, more weight and power than a normal Mini.


Are you referring to the original post?

http://www.buggiesunlimited.com/golf-cart/10x7-itp-interceptor-polished-aluminum-wheel/W08%20103409

Those ones? If so did you buy them from that site?

#78 Driezzie

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

Thanks for sharing Jeffrey and once again congratulations with your feature on Speedhunters.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

Which wheel nuts to buy for 10x7 wheels ? Link ? 13x7 ultralites nuts will fit ?

Edited by Driezzie, 08 August 2012 - 11:31 AM.


#80 Bungle

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

don't the wheels come with nuts ?

#81 Driezzie

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

No, not strong enough anyway. I found out people use 60 degree nuts. You can also get those in annodised colours, seems to be a standard size.

Update :

great to see some wheels mentioned in this topic made it to the Mini Wheel Dictionary ;) !

Edited by Driezzie, 12 August 2012 - 03:27 PM.


#82 meetthespeakers

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

I am on month 6 with them. Been driving to work 3-4 times a week on the twisty back roads. Attended British Car Day with them a few weeks back doing 70mph for 3 hours or so. No problems here. I purchased a second set I am trying to get some info about as far as load rating for a spare set. I made my own informed decision and I am happy with it.

 

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As far as stretching tires, I don't like the idea of stretched tires, or the look, but I would say with the 165 yoko 32's it is very very minimal, almost none existent stretch. We aren't talking about this...

 

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Edited by meetthespeakers, 13 June 2014 - 05:39 PM.


#83 Bungle

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:06 PM

they look nice but worth the risk ?


Edited by Bungle, 13 June 2014 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

It is my understanding that (static) weight rating stamped on the wheel has a safety factor of 1.2  / 20% . It would be nice to have these wheels tested and put this subject to rest. Granted these prices are a few years back but:

 

JWL testing and VIA certification is approximately $1,295.00 US Dollars/763 GBP per style and can be done simultaneously to a range of PCD or offsets. It requires approx. 3 – 4 samples wheels. 
 

TUV testing and certification is approximately €4,950 Euro or $6,800.00 US Dollars/ 4000 GBP per style, per fitment, per vehicle. This fee excludes a KBA approval charge of US$750 and a Application Test Report fee of US$500. It requires over 10 sample wheels. 

The manufacturer and every facility where work to the wheel is done must be ISO: 9001 certified. Cost to obtain ISO accreditation is in excess of $10,000 US Dollars per facility and must be done on a yearly basis.
 

SAE J2530 certification is approximately $1,295.00 US Dollars/763 GBP per style, per fitment. It requires approx. 5 samples wheels.
 

Not sure what you guys go by in UK or what is acceptable.

 



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

 

Not sure what you guys go by in UK or what is acceptable.

 

Is it round, is it metal?  Yup, its legal! :lol:



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:16 PM

 

 

Not sure what you guys go by in UK or what is acceptable.

 

Is it round, is it metal?  Yup, its legal! :lol:

 

 

doesn't have to be round if your from Cornwall






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