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Post by pittstop on Wed 17 May 2017 - 11:52

Today whilst I was driving in the left hand lane of a two lane urban dual carriageway an ambulance needed to get between the two lanes of cars on my side of the dual carriageway.

Cars in front & behind me immediately drove up the pavement. No way could I do this with the low profile tyres on the GT Line. I moved over as far as I could & had the ambulance sitting on my bumper blaring away at me. I moved over a bit further scraped my wheel against the kerb & the ambulance just got through.

OK a sick person is more important than my wheel but this seems to be a regular problem for Wind owners especially those with 17inch wheels.

At present my tyres are little worn so; on financial grounds; I will just have to persevere until they need replacing.

At that point I think that smaller diameter wheels, with a higher section tyre to give more tyre depth, will have to be the order of the day.

I'm sure I read somewhere on this forum that someone fitted their Wind with 15 inch wheels fitted with high section tyres but I can't track the post down.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to find what they did?


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Re: More Wheel damage

Post by Dr@gon on Wed 17 May 2017 - 11:56

i have a set of 4 17 inch for sale lol as just got me a set of new 17inch wolfraces
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Post by Barbs on Wed 17 May 2017 - 12:48

Hi Dragon add them in the Wind sales they will be more visible there.
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Re: More Wheel damage

Post by pittstop on Wed 17 May 2017 - 15:24

For now I'll live with what I've got, scratches included. There's loads of life in my tyres yet & I'd probably only end up damaging another set of 17 inch wheels.

My real interest is in a longer term solution using 15 or 16 inch wheels when I'm due to change tyres.
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Re: More Wheel damage

Post by knebby on Wed 17 May 2017 - 22:39

It was Araf that had the 15" wheels.
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Post by pittstop on Thu 18 May 2017 - 9:14

HI Araf,

Interested in what you've done.

Hopefully softer ride as well as better wheel protection.

What size 15 inch wheels (rim width, offset, etc) & tyres are you running?

Did they come from another Renault model or are they aftermarket?

Any info would be much appreciated.

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Post by Araf on Thu 18 May 2017 - 22:13

Yes, much smoother ride - but then I used Uniroyal Rainsports too, which have a very compliant sidewall. No tramlining so it all worked well.

My wheels were from the Renault accessories catalogue so had the correct offset and bore. If you use aftermarket wheels then you will need spiggot rings to centre the wheels properly.

As for tyres, I think standard is 205/40-17 which gives you a wheel height of 596mm 205/50-15 gives you a wheel height of 586mm

I used these.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-Renault-Clio-III-Superturismo-F1-Team-15-Alloy-Wheel-OZ-Racing-/322462413711?hash=item4b1441f38f:g:j0sAAOSw2gxY1YUt

If you can find another one, I still have two in my garage (with winter tyres on). Smile

Here's a pair but the centre writing is slightly different. I'm not sure what mine have on them.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Genuine-Renault-Clio-15-OZ-F1-Alloy-Wheels-x-2-4x100-6j-ET50-Used-172-/232287760648?hash=item36156df108:g:E~0AAOSww3tY3R56

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Re: More Wheel damage

Post by pittstop on Sun 4 Jun 2017 - 20:44

Thanks for info. Will do something when my tyres are worn.

Plan to add plenty of mileage this year with two trips planned: San Sebastien in June & Cagnes sur Mer in Sept.
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Re: More Wheel damage

Post by ElNumbre on Mon 5 Jun 2017 - 18:46

The French mentioned that Captur wheels bolt straight on. In fact, I think all Renaults use the same 4x100 bolt pattern. My old Megane was the same.

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Re: More Wheel damage

Post by pittstop on Tue 6 Jun 2017 - 8:52

Just had a word with my good lady; who owns a Captur; re how well her orange wheels would go on my blue Wind.

Orange & Blue: Very Gulf motorsport!!

I was told to forget it!!!!
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Post by knebby on Tue 6 Jun 2017 - 9:04

Sounds good to me! Gulf Motorsport, takes me back! You'd look just like a 1970s Ford GT40. A bit..... if you squint and have got Photoshop eyes.....
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