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    TR3 Steel Wheels

    I got a Rimmer Bros. TR2-TR6 Big Sale catalog in the mail.

    In it I noticed they list New Steel road wheels for the TR6 as either 5.5 J x 15 or 6 J x 15
    and Alloy wheels for TR2 to TR6 as 5.5 J x 15.

    Is there a difference between the TR3 to TR6 wheel stud pattern or would these steel wheels work for the TR3?
    I did manage to assemble a good set of 5 steel wheels.
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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    Stud pattern is the same, I have original TR6 wheels on my TR3.

    My only concern with the alloys is whether they would clear the calipers. The later brakes were slightly smaller; probably to give a bit more room for the wheels. I once had some Asian rim.that fit fine on the back, but hit the calipers up front.

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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    My thought was that it would have been nice to have new steel wheels. I had to acquire 2 and a bit cars worth of wheels before I had 5 good wheels.

    I presume the 5.5 J wheels and tire may be too thick to go in the spare compartement.

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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    I don't think you can run the TR3 hubcaps on TR6 wheels.

    If any wheel manufacturers(Moss?) are listening I would pay wire wheel or alloy replica prices for new Tr3 steel wheels.
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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    I presume the 5.5 J wheels and tire may be too thick to go in the spare compartement.
    Mine sure are. I use a "compact spare" tire mounted on a stock TR3 rim for the spare. If I get a flat, the big wheel has to ride home behind the seats.

    Quote Originally Posted by TFB View Post
    I don't think you can run the TR3 hubcaps on TR6 wheels.
    Depends on how badly you want them
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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    As recently posted in another thread. 69 TR6 wheels with the extended nipple will work with TR3 hubcaps.
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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    Any chance of a better side view of those wheels?

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    Re: TR3 Steel Wheels

    Same setup, different car


    PS, note that they are later TR6 wheels, that I modified with studs for the TR3/4 hubcaps. Using 69 TR6 wheels won't look quite the same, as those studs stick out quite a bit and so hold the cap farther out.

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