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BV discontinued Minilite Knockoffs. Need options

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by rayodesolalpino, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. rayodesolalpino

    rayodesolalpino Donation Time

    I have wire knockoffs on my SV and was hoping to replace with the Minilite-style knockoffs offered by BV. However, BV has discontinued them.

    Moss doesn't make their Minilite-style knockoffs for the Sunbeams. Anyone know where BV sourced theirs or other Sunbeam knockoff options?

    I was hoping to not have to replace hubs and go with lugs, even though it looks like that option has now moved up the wheel option list.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Bryan
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2016
  2. todd reid

    todd reid Gold Level Sponsor

    BV discontinued Minilite knockoffs

    Bryan,

    I don't know the answer to your question, but I'll bet Rick at Sunbeam Specialties does. Rick has been selling Sunbeam parts for decades, I am sure he knows all the sources.

    If you Google "minilite style wheels" you will get a list of the usual suppliers:
    Minilite, Panasport, Superlite, Enkei, etc.

    Finally, I would add that it is recommended that you install new splined hubs whenever you install new splined wheels. Yes, you can get away without doing so, but you are accelerating the wear rate of your new wheels. The reality is that splined hubs wear. I have switching from splined to lug style hubs - it in not that hard to do. It's a case of short turn pain, but long term gain.

    Good Luck with whatever you decide!

    Todd Reid
     
  3. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

    didnt I just see some on VBs webpage?
     

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