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Subject: Minator Wheels
From: "Dean T. Lake" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 16:11:33 -0400
I am converting from Minator knock offs to bolt on Panasports, but not
because I ever worried about the safety of the Minators.  The knock off
adapters are beefy units. In fact, they are pretty darn heavy and held to
the wheels by eight high grade bolts.  But, the only real reason I'm
switching over is that I want to mount bigger rubber than they can take.  I
would think that if they ever fail, it is due to worn splines that should
have been observable long before catastrophic failure.  When I bought 14"
Minators, I bought brand new hubs to go with them.  Now that I am going to
sell them, I'll sell them as a unit.

> First, beware the alloy wheels with knock-off adapters.
> Several have failed
> in use. This does not seem to be a problem with the bolt on wheels.


I'd like to get facts if any of the Minator knock off alloy wheels have ever
failed.  I'm not aware of any reported failures, and am very interested in
following up actual cases.

I do know that some racing groups do not allow knock off spline drive alloy
wheels, but so far as I'm aware this was due to problems in the 60s with
aluminum spline adapters.  The Minator wheels use steel adapters and so far
I have had no reports of any failures.


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