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Re: Minilite Wheels

To: Zubrovka <>,
Subject: Re: Minilite Wheels
From: Rocky Frisco <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 20:04:37 -0600
Zubrovka wrote:
> While we are on the subject of wheels, is there a reason for
> replacing the original wheels?
> My car has wire wheels.  I was wondering if they are considered more
> prone to failure than a mag type wheel.
> I remember a fellow I knew in high school flipping his new TR6 on a
> hairpin curve and telling me one of his wire wheels broke when he
> took the curve too fast, causing the car to flip.
> I just don't understand how he could of done that.

Well, he might have previously clipped a curb and the spokes might
have been chrome-plated and/or misadjusted. If the car went into
oversteer or skidded out and then, while the rear wheels were going
sideways, hit a curb or even a large crack, that might well do the

The MGA I raced in the 60's had wire wheels, but they were
well-tuned and cared-for. Never had any trouble with them at all.

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