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Lotus Elan S4 wheels

PostPost by: Chemtails » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:39 pm

Hello there guys,
I'm looking for a set of 13x5.5J wheels for my S4
they need to be round but outside of that i'm open to most things, cheaper the better

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PostPost by: JimE » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:04 pm

Perhaps Elan Fan can help. I know he has some.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:49 pm

Jim,

The size the OP is asking for are Plus 2 size.
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PostPost by: Chemtails » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:28 am

elanfan1 wrote:Jim,

The size the OP is asking for are Plus 2 size.


I presume there's not much I can do to fit them on a s4 then?
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 am

Chemtails wrote:
elanfan1 wrote:Jim,

The size the OP is asking for are Plus 2 size.


I presume there's not much I can do to fit them on a s4 then?


there are a lot of things you can do to fit tires and rims, it depends how far you are ready to go (narrow springs, fender lip triming, arches extension installation...) and what are your requirements (amount of clearance here and there)... if you are getting very close to several limits chances are you'll need to check the actual setup on the car for each wheel as there can be some small differences side to side that could be several mm.
Also getting back on your various tires threads, if your actual goal is to fit a given tire (rather than installing a given rim), I'm sure you know that one can install a tire on a variety of rims and that produces different results as for clearances. For exemple I've succesfully installed Yokohamas A048 175x60x13 on my stock 1968 s4se on the stock 4.5" rims (but Plus2 5.5" rims with the same tires would not clear), though at the expense of tire walls verticality and optimal tire contact area...
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