New Wheels - Temptation

Gearboxes, clutches, diffs, wheels & tyres....
User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Well I "Bit the Bullet", "Seized the moment", "Grabbed the bull by the horns" & bought some wheels (after fannying around for ages). 7J x 15 ET 30......................Falkens all round, 205s on rear & 195s x on front x 55R:-

Image

Image

Surprising how much better the steering feels with the 195s
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

Threesevens
Posts: 347
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:07 pm
Location: Loughton Essex England
Contact:

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by Threesevens » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:07 pm

I think they look really smart.
Is the steering easier or more precise with the new boots?

User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:05 pm

Steering is lighter & feels better at speed.
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

User avatar
ian65
Posts: 5637
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:11 am

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by ian65 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:30 pm

they look great Pete, you didn't have to mod anything or use spacers then?
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:46 pm

ian65 wrote:they look great Pete, you didn't have to mod anything or use spacers then?
No mods :D Had to buy new wheel nuts as the stock would not seat properly, jury is still out ref the black studs :?:
They may end up blue or silver yet?
The centres are only plastic & the Chrome plastic BBS can be removed.
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

KiwiDave
Posts: 1775
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:07 pm
Location: Feltham, Southwest London

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by KiwiDave » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:15 am

Nice Pete. Were they off Ebay?
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

User avatar
spirit r
Posts: 1340
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Location: Germany Black Forest
Contact:

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by spirit r » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:37 am

[quote="DKWW2000"[Surprising how much better the steering feels with the 195s[/quote]
s(c) all times i fitting new 205s tires steering feels much better.
After 20000 km you need more and more Popeye arms and spinach :lol:

User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:40 am

KiwiDave wrote:Nice Pete. Were they off Ebay?
They were Dave, but I can't see the listing any more?
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

User avatar
DKWW2000
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Location: English Riviera - South Devon

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:28 pm

spirit r wrote: s(c) all times i fitting new 205s tires steering feels much better.
After 20000 km you need more and more Popeye arms and spinach :lol:
Thomas, I work a lot with Stihl machinery, my arms are good -haha-
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

User avatar
spirit r
Posts: 1340
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Location: Germany Black Forest
Contact:

Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by spirit r » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:00 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:Thomas, I work a lot with Stihl machinery, my arms are good
Your arms are good for 195 only. A little bit training with fishing swordfish like Spencer Tracy and perhaps you then can take 205 Pete -haha-

Post Reply