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Postby rallyevo3 » 10 Feb 2007, 16:47

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Anyone got any 13" alloys .. 5 to 7" wide for sale?

What's in the shed?

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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Feb 2007, 16:57

I have some 5.5x13 Revolution 4 spokes that I would be highly tempted to sell if the price was right (so long as they are going on a Chevette, which I assume they are).

PM me if interested.
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Postby rallyevo3 » 10 Feb 2007, 17:00

going on the HS for the forest.. any idea how much your after for them?
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Feb 2007, 17:19

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Postby rallyevo3 » 10 Feb 2007, 17:41

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Postby hsdolly » 10 Feb 2007, 19:00

I have 8 ATS rims which I would need to check, but think they are 13 x 6 inch. They would need a good clean up, but I suppose they are worth £20 each if anyone wants them, otherwise I'll ebay them soon. PM if you're interested. Ta
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Postby rallyevo3 » 10 Feb 2007, 19:02

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Postby Shoveitpusher » 10 Feb 2007, 19:31

hijack alert

Ian, how about bringing the car down to sculthorpe, nice shake down before you go hitting the trees (figuratively speaking)

i've more or less resigned myself to having to buy new wheels if i want more than 6" or even some new ones
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Feb 2007, 19:41

For the uninitiated, whats the reason that all you rally boys are after 13" rims and not larger ones? Is it something to do with tyres for the forest needing to have a lot of wall height and hence only 13" ones fitting under your arches?
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Postby rallyevo3 » 10 Feb 2007, 20:01

That's exactly right 15" tarmac but 13" tall sidewalled forest tyres ... no engine in the car yet... loads being done... when & what is sculthorpe?

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Postby Shoveitpusher » 11 Feb 2007, 08:04

why 13"?
personally it's a purist thing. cars of that era ran 13" rims. partly it's a handling thing. the bigger sidewalls do make the handling a bit more forgiving.
there is also a chance the bigger wheels will not actually improve the handling. certainly in the escort world there is a strong movement that says they just don't work on bigger wheels.
also i read somewhere the bigger combination is heavier.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 11 Feb 2007, 10:47

I think there's a very good argument that they don't improve things.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 11 Feb 2007, 12:43

oh forgot
sculthorpe is a single venue tarmac stages venue near Fakenham. has the selling point of having some 75 miles of stages. stages lengths range from about 8 miles to 16 or 17, though they are trying to get slightly longer ones. almost nothing to hit, as i recall they don't have huge numbers of chicanes, they don't run the full length of the runways. there are some fast bends, some tighter ones . there is a twiddly bit round some buildings. have a look at the map ofr an idea of th venue.

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Postby rallyevo3 » 12 Feb 2007, 09:39

still looking.... BMW 3 series allycats etc....
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Postby Gordo » 12 Feb 2007, 09:49

rallyevo3 wrote:still looking.... BMW 3 series allycats etc....


AFAIK, the BMW 3 series are all 14" - I've a bunch of the bottletop alloys I use for the road tyres.
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Postby rallyevo3 » 12 Feb 2007, 09:51

Sorry I meant the 3 series from around 1980 on... the had 13" 100pcd allycats
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Feb 2007, 11:11

I could be wrong here but weren't the 3 series wheels BBS (which I suppose you could say were allycat style)?

Does this mean you don't want the revos then?
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Postby rallyevo3 » 12 Feb 2007, 11:16

still debating the revos
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Feb 2007, 11:17

rallyevo3 wrote:still debating the revos


Fair play, no rush.
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Feb 2007, 11:26

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Trouble with these is they always go for a lot of money on eBay - and the same goes for those very rare 13" rims from an early e24:

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I've just noticed that the ones in the pic are 5 stud - so maybe these are 14"? I'm sure I've seen this style of wheel in 13x6", 4x100 somewhere.

I think certain bmw 1602/2002s came with 13" wheels, but at least some of these were steels.
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Postby Doive » 12 Feb 2007, 11:27

The E21 3 series did come fitted with optional BBS rims. Very nice they are too, and fairly easy to find on ebay.
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Feb 2007, 11:28

Doive wrote:and fairly easy to find on ebay.


With the proviso 'at a reasonable price', I challenge you to prove this.
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Postby Doive » 12 Feb 2007, 12:16

Ok, so they are hugely popular as a retro upgrade for e21 316s, although I'd prefer a nice set of Alpina rims any day of the week.
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Postby jifop » 12 Feb 2007, 12:20

Before you say anything..... no i cant spell or type!

The post above is my own personal opinion, it is not meant to upset or cause offence, if it does bugger off.

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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 12 Feb 2007, 14:34

My grandas 1602 BMW has 13" minilite style wheels off a 2002 they look lovely on her but im not so sure they'd look right on a chevette
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