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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 22 Jul 2005, 23:03

looking for some spec on the DTV Chevette (HSR kitted rally car), I know the basic things like it has a HSR kit n stuff, but I was looking to find out what colour of silver they are painted in and how large wheels I would need if I had a HSR kit on. Basically looking for all spec for the exterior. Cheers for all help.
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Postby Neilyman » 23 Jul 2005, 07:08

I believe the colour was called `Sparkle Silver` & it had 7" wide wheels with 215/60 HR 13 Pirelli tyres.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 23 Jul 2005, 08:28

i'm pretty sure they had 205/60 x 13 tyres on 6" rims same as the HS (from which all HSRs were made). the auxillary gauges are on the tunnel below the dash. don't think there are many differance from the stock vehicles
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Postby Neilyman » 23 Jul 2005, 08:41

Well I just Cut`n`Pasted so who knows?


Generally as for the HS road car except for:
Glass fibre bonnet (hood), front and rear wing extensions, under door sills and rear tailgate; revised rear suspension with twin upper links; revised (3.18:1) final drive ratio; 7" wide wheels with 215/60 HR 13 Pirelli tyres.

Optional twin, double choke Dellorto carburettors giving 150+ bhp at 6000rpm and 145 lb/ft torque at 5000rpm.

Edit...... Just found this whilst looking for something else!

From this race-proven success the HSR evolved, this model had a revised engine that now produced 150bhp. Other differences were wider wheel arches, wider wheel rims and body side skirts. The HSR also had a different clutch and a revised back axle.
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Postby hsr2.6 » 23 Jul 2005, 17:36

he's right pete..........
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 24 Jul 2005, 07:38

yup
anyone else getting the deju vous feeling, i recognise that article from a previous thread.
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Postby Neilyman » 24 Jul 2005, 07:38

hsr2.6 wrote:he's right pete..........



I was never in any doubt about being right :wink: :mrgreen:
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 24 Jul 2005, 16:46

**@#@?!!$$
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Postby Neilyman » 24 Jul 2005, 21:24

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 26 Jul 2005, 19:43

Neilyman wrote:Well I just Cut`n`Pasted so who knows?


Generally as for the HS road car except for:
Glass fibre bonnet (hood), front and rear wing extensions, under door sills and rear tailgate; revised rear suspension with twin upper links; revised (3.18:1) final drive ratio; 7" wide wheels with 215/60 HR 13 Pirelli tyres.

Optional twin, double choke Dellorto carburettors giving 150+ bhp at 6000rpm and 145 lb/ft torque at 5000rpm.

Edit...... Just found this whilst looking for something else!

From this race-proven success the HSR evolved, this model had a revised engine that now produced 150bhp. Other differences were wider wheel arches, wider wheel rims and body side skirts. The HSR also had a different clutch and a revised back axle.


so what your sayin is that the HSR rally car was fitted with wheels wider than 7"??
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Postby hsr2.6 » 26 Jul 2005, 19:46

no they were fitted with 7x13 minilite's
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 26 Jul 2005, 20:04

hsr2.6 wrote:no they were fitted with 7x13 minilite's


were the definately minilites? bcoz a can't tell much difference between minilites and superlites but seen a Vauxhall Firenza in the Retro Cars mag and it had Two Gate alloys on it and they were basically minilites :?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 26 Jul 2005, 22:32

aren't minilites the originals and superlites rip-offs?
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 26 Jul 2005, 22:45

Hello Gary

If your Chevette is standard, I would suggest a 6x13 would be more
appropriate - price £80 + VAT each. Price includes nuts and centre cap.

Kind regards

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that was the quote I got for brand new minilites, couldn't get in contact with superlite and revolutions only come in 3 split rims :(

and I can't find anything for Two Gates :?
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Postby hsr2.6 » 27 Jul 2005, 16:31

the ml superlite's are made by compomotivethe hs used vega alloys
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Postby penski » 09 Aug 2005, 17:49

Either way, they're some of the most hideous wheels you can put on a car...

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Postby hsr2.6 » 09 Aug 2005, 17:50

you're avin a laugh :shock:
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Postby penski » 09 Aug 2005, 17:59

Nope - they're the most unoriginal choice you can make for any car manufactured before 1990.

Hate them.

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 09 Aug 2005, 18:34

penski wrote:Nope - they're the most unoriginal choice you can make for any car manufactured before 1990.

Hate them.

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and you also think 5.5" racer tyres look nice? :?

minilites and superlites lookin amazin why do you think the were used on nearly every rally car in the 80's at one point???
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Postby hsr2.6 » 09 Aug 2005, 21:27

coz they looked good and were very strong and light..........
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Postby penski » 09 Aug 2005, 21:40

Pick up a copy of Retro Cars or any magazine that deals with older motors.

It's a safe bet that 90% of the cars in there will have Minilites.

They're the 'safe' choice - people spend thousands of pounds and hours working on their pride and joy, get to the wheels and go 'oh...minilites'll do.'

There are so many others you could use.. Ronals, Cosmics, Alleycats...Why follow the herd and have your car look the same as every other old car out there?

I think they look awful - the curve of the spokes is just vile in my opinion.

RS Watanabes are how a perfect example of how good a set of eight-spoke wheels can look.

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Postby Cooltony » 09 Aug 2005, 21:41

penski wrote:Nope - they're the most unoriginal choice you can make for any car manufactured before 1990.

Hate them.

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[sarcasm] im thinking about putting these on my car, there so original choice for a car made before 1990..

im also looking for one of these for my chevette? can anyone help me? [/sarcasm]


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Postby hsr2.6 » 09 Aug 2005, 21:42

very bling :wink:
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Postby penski » 09 Aug 2005, 21:42

hsr2.6 wrote:coz they looked good and were very strong and light..........


They're light if you have a set of original Magnesium Minilites.

Replicas weigh about as much as any comparable wheel and more than steels ;).

Personally, I think Compomotive MOs are the definitive Rally wheel. I was brought up around rally cars, rallying and clubman motorsport and, for a rally car, I think they work brilliantly.

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Postby penski » 09 Aug 2005, 21:45

Cooltony wrote:
penski wrote:Nope - they're the most unoriginal choice you can make for any car manufactured before 1990.

Hate them.

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[sarcasm] im thinking about putting these on my car, there so original choice for a car made before 1990..

im also looking for one of these for my chevette? can anyone help me? [/sarcasm]


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My, aren't we the comic savant... :roll:

Just because someone has a viewpoint different to your own, does not mean they want chrome dubs and 500Kg of fibreglass and polyfilla on their car. I thought this was a Chevette forum, not Barryboys...

I don't like minilites, I think they look awful and are as common as muck. Everyone has them. That doesn't mean I want a five-way flip paint job and undercar neons.

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