Pics of Chimaeras with after-market alloys

Pics of Chimaeras with after-market alloys

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Spiike

94 posts

116 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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Toma500 said:
Very nice just had a look on there website cheap as well what they like for weight ?
Not sure if you're asking about mine or any of the above, but for my wheels, I weighed with tyres old and new. New fronts combined were surprisingly 3kg lighter with the rears coming in 3kg heavier than the original wheels. I used Michelin Pilot Sport 4's, excellent tyres.

They were a direct fit thankfully, no spacers etc. I tried to go for specs as close to the SP12's as I could find. So far I've had the boot loaded up with around 100kg and did a 10 mile run with speeds up around 80mph on motorways with no rubbing anywhere, obviously this can vary from car to car with different suspension set ups etc.

Edited by Spiike on Thursday 16th April 00:12

s3c chris

287 posts

94 months

Thursday 30th April 2020
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Hi all.

I just thought I’d post a couple of pictures to gauge the opinion on some new wheels I thought I’d try?
The overall diameter looks about right but I doubt they will fill the arches properly.........

Regards Chris.

s3c chris

287 posts

94 months

Thursday 30th April 2020
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Here’s a clue as to their origin....

8Speed

545 posts

30 months

Thursday 30th April 2020
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Rather fun - looks like a Dinky Toy
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QBee

18,084 posts

108 months

Thursday 30th April 2020
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Presumably you drive your Griff with a blue hat on with a bell on the top?


sockstvr

23 posts

158 months

Thursday 30th April 2020
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Spiike said:
Finally got my wheels sorted, I had been looking for wheels similar to the originals but also modernising the look of the car, hence the size increase. I ended up going with ET25 17x7 inch fronts on 215/40s and ET35 18x8 inch rears on 245/35.

The wheels are Japan Racing JR3. In the specs I've mentioned above I believe these are only available in bronze (my choice), white

If anyone would like any more info on the wheels just let me know!


I like these wheels they look great. . Like you I am looking for something similar to the Imola’s but which modernise the car. I plan 17’s front and rear with more rubber at the rear to replicate the original rake of the car. Where they off the shelf or machined to
your own spec? and who did you purchase them from?

Edited by sockstvr on Thursday 30th April 22:25

lancepar

808 posts

136 months

Friday 1st May 2020
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Chris,
Put them white wheels back on the "double one horses power" Frenchy before it tipples over, and get some of these.



Have you had any surface mail from me?

Lance
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SILICONEKID 357HP

14,992 posts

195 months

Saturday 2nd May 2020
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lancepar said:
Chris,
Put them white wheels back on the "double one horses power" Frenchy before it tipples over, and get some of these.



Have you had any surface mail from me?

Lance
cool
What are they ?

lancepar

808 posts

136 months

Sunday 3rd May 2020
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The early editions of the Griffith had the option of OZ split or Amil 5 spoke rims.

Amils were either Amil Gotti Camille Axia or Amil TVR with very minor visual differences and cars can be found wearing either.

Bit rare and therefore expensive these days but can be found.

My Griff' which is a 1992 has been fitted with the later 7 spoke Estorils, still a desireable rim but I wanted my car to have rims from that year. Didn't want OZ, hard to keep looking tidy and finding peeps to refurb them can be hard to find apparently.

Chris knows I was only joshing

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CHEF_GOLF

205 posts

204 months

Thursday 7th May 2020
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Raging Bu11

112 posts

145 months

Monday 18th May 2020
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Some lovely cars / wheels in this tread. Mine also has SP12's. they were on the car when purchased. I do think they suit the Chim nicely :-)


davidg59

3 posts

53 months

Tuesday 19th May 2020
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Can anyone here please tell me what these wheels are ( brand, size etc?)
Many thanks

Dominic TVRetto

1,351 posts

145 months

Thursday 21st May 2020
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My Cosmic Blue (Porsche Cobalt Blue) Chimaera, shod with 17"/18" Mania Racing Monocos, bought from Tim at ACT as part of a run he sourced, as I understand it...

A dished wheel with a removable rim - I'm in two minds as to whether or not to paint the spokes a "feature colour" with a body-coloured lip...?

Edited by Dominic TVRetto on Thursday 25th June 15:24

RobXjcoupe

2,420 posts

55 months

Thursday 21st May 2020
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davidg59 said:
Can anyone here please tell me what these wheels are ( brand, size etc?)
Many thanks
I’ve got a set of these sitting in boxes. Wrong offset for a TVR although they are Ford fitting. I’ll have a look later for you

8Speed

545 posts

30 months

Thursday 21st May 2020
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davidg59 said:
Can anyone here please tell me what these wheels are ( brand, size etc?)
Many thanks
I like those.
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RobXjcoupe

2,420 posts

55 months

Thursday 21st May 2020
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8Speed said:
davidg59 said:
Can anyone here please tell me what these wheels are ( brand, size etc?)
Many thanks
I like those.
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Bk racing bk399

davidg59

3 posts

53 months

Friday 22nd May 2020
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Thanks for the info...

Dominic TVRetto

1,351 posts

145 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Took another pic of my Chim the other day, showing a slightly different angle with the Mania Monaco wheels currently fitted...

Edited by Dominic TVRetto on Thursday 25th June 15:24

phazed

19,556 posts

168 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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And forgot to attach it?

Dominic TVRetto

1,351 posts

145 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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No Peter, trying to link to Dropbox, and it's being a pig... Think I've got it sorted now, but it's still showing the older larger images... Giving up with trying to resize...!