I have two sets of these that I use to swap around tires on my racecar.
They are heavier than Panasports and the (real) magnesium Minilites and
Revolutions that I use for races, so I use them mostly for practice
The weight won't mean squat on a street car and they look good. They are
quite sturdy. I know lots of folks that race with them and I've never
known anyone to bend one. Check around, you might be able to get a
better price than Moss. I might even be able to source a used set if
Most people are putting 175's on them without rubbing. 185's will rub a
bit regardless of what wheel you use.
On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:51:58 -0800 (PST) email@example.com
> The Mini-lite repros (Minators) that Moss sells are an O.K.
> The Panasports are a much more high quality and you pay for it.
> might consider Superlites from Australia. You might contact Barry
> Knickerbocker of Pack Racing Products. http://tinyurl.com/3y22et
> They are a little more than I paid a few years ago, but they come
> with the
> correct lug nuts for your Midget or Sprite. The Minators seat int
> recess for the lug nut is just a machined surface of the same
> material as
> the wheel. They have been known to crack if over tightened. The
> Superlites have a steel insert in th e recess for the lug nut. It
> prevents galling and cracking. The wheel justs look better than the
> repros. I can send you a close up picture of the Super lites I have
> on my
> car. Compare it to a Minator. I have a set on my Bugeye with
> and I do not have "rubbing" issues.
> Mike MacLean
> 60 Sprite
> 56 BN2
> Bud Osbourne
> > Just killing some time before I get back out on the river for the
> > of the day, and I happened to be thinking about what kind of
> wheels I
> > want to use on my MkI Midget restoration. I see there is about a
> > difference in price between the bolt-on Panasports, and the
> > "reproduction Mini-Lites" that Moss lists. Anybody have any
> > with those "repros" from Moss? By going to a 5" wheel width, of
> > offset, I'm wondering what sort of clearance issues I might
> encounter (I
> > have no plans to go with anything wider than 155s, however).
> > Thanks.
> > Bud Osbourne
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