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DavidApp
03-04-2018, 12:40 AM
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.
David

TR3driver
03-04-2018, 02:27 AM
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.

DavidApp
03-04-2018, 09:37 AM
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.

David

TFB
03-04-2018, 10:32 AM
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.
Tom

TR3driver
03-04-2018, 12:38 PM
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.


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

Depends on how badly you want them :)
https://i.imgur.com/XWrx72m.jpg

Marvin Gruber
03-04-2018, 04:20 PM
As recently posted in another thread. 69 TR6 wheels with the extended nipple will work with TR3 hubcaps.
Marv

frankfast
03-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Any chance of a better side view of those wheels?

TR3driver
03-04-2018, 07:40 PM
Same setup, different car
https://i.imgur.com/sM3oGzV.jpg

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.