>While shopping for wheels, a thought occurs. Which are stronger, 48, 60 or
>72 spoke. I would think "more is better" but I've been wrong on my
>engineering before. Also, will a TR6 72 spoke fit on my TR3 splines?
More is definitely stonger and wider in the rim too. From memory, and I'm
not certain, but I believe as follows:
TR2/3 48 spoke 4 inch wide ???
TR4/? 60 spoke 4.5 inch wide ???
TR6 72 spoke 5.5 or 6 inch wide ???
You don't want to go for 72 spokes on a TR3. I've seen it. It doesn't
look right, at least to me. I've heard that 60 is plenty strong enough on
a TR3, even for autocrossing.
I am also reasonably certain that all will fit on the same spline,
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