16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

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16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Jamie N » Tue 12.06.2018, 13:52

Look like this...
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Not a bad looking wheel I think, certainly better looking than the original
15" SE alloys (obviously opinions will be split on that one :-D ).
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Sturnus Vulgaris maybe not so impressed by the looks of things! :D .
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby muley » Tue 12.06.2018, 20:28

Good choice! Did you have the centres counter-bored?

BTW to anyone going with Mini wheels; and why not? Don't forget you need early 4x 100 alloys.


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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby par » Wed 13.06.2018, 00:20

They look good Jamie!

I am just trying to work out if you have photoshopped the wheels onto an old picture or if your car has actually left the garage :lol:
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Giniw » Wed 13.06.2018, 01:39

That's what go jacks are for, aren't they? :-D
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Kipperozzy » Wed 13.06.2018, 09:11

These look good on her, I like the black wheels on the white car and it’s good to have an alternative if the originals need replaced and don’t want or can’t find originals . Good low cost alternative to use with winter tyres if if wanting to go out in the salty roads.

Talking about the weather Jamie, there’s a storm coming, better get the Queen back in her palace :D
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Rambo » Wed 13.06.2018, 14:39

Hope those sturnus vulgaris don't do a shiteus crappus on that nice white bodywork :twisted:

PS the R. protistum var. giganteum looks good
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby John_W » Wed 13.06.2018, 22:16

Jim (& Jamie),
Are these the same BMW mini wheels you fitted years ago, or a different type?
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Rambo » Thu 14.06.2018, 09:58

Will they fit over your Wilwoods John ?
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby John_W » Thu 14.06.2018, 10:32

Dunno, but at least they’re round. Unlike the ones on my car at the moment after my trip to Skye! :(
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Rambo » Thu 14.06.2018, 13:51

Are you looking for 1 S2 wheel John ? Or are you selling 3 :twisted:

Once you've got your 4 mini Daytona's that is :poke:
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Re: 16" Mini Daytona's on the Elan..

Postby Jamie N » Thu 14.06.2018, 20:43

I think the spokes might make contact if you have bigger brakes, with standard front brakes there is approximately 4mm between the spoke and the caliper,
not a great deal of clearance but its enough

I tried them with a 3mm spacer out of interest which worked fine and might be the solution if you needed that bit extra clearance, plenty of room on
the Elan spigot to take a spacer.

The Mini wheels are 16 x 6.5, and the offset from my measurements is very close to 50mm (cant actually see any offset stamped on the wheel),
the backspace is 14cm.
Definitely a useful wheel option considering the offset, but whether they will work with bigger brakes for sure I cannot say.

Par... would you like to come and test fit one on yours? ;-) .
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