View Full Version : Help on wheels from the Sunbeam crowd

01-15-2004, 10:41 PM
Hi folks.. I am looking at a set of either 13 x5 or 14 x5.5 inch Minilites that are made for the Alpine ( 13 ) or tiger (14 ).I understand the bolt circle is 4 on 4.25, which is the pattern I need for my Ford Cortina.

My question is can anybody tell me the offset of either of these two wheels, or better yet does anyone in my area ( west coast of British Columbia ) have either of these wheels that I can test fit.I'm worried about clearing my vented front rotor conversion,as well as the fenders of course.

Thanks.. graemlins/cheers.gif

C A Keller
01-17-2004, 09:00 PM
I have a set of 8 spoke American Racing magnesium wheels on my Alpine. They are similar in appearance to Minilites. My wheels are 13x5. The back spacing is different front and back. The front is 4 1/4" the rears are 31/4". The rear spokes are flat,the front are slightly curved and interfere with the brake drums if installed on the rear. Ford Pinto wheels will fit an Alpine however they had 1/2" studs and the sunbeam has 7/16".

01-19-2004, 01:30 AM
OHH good point, my stud size is 1/2 inch also.. I guess it's either drill em out or back to the hunt for the right wheels..

Thanks.. Very good info to know prior to a purchase!! graemlins/savewave.gif

01-19-2004, 12:12 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by C A Keller:
Ford Pinto wheels will fit an Alpine however they had 1/2" studs and the sunbeam has 7/16".<hr></blockquote>

I had a set of Ford Pinto or Mustang II OEM wheels on my Alpine and then my Tiger when I first got it; they bolted up fine but offset was so far to outboard that they rubber the fender lips over any bumps in the road at all.

01-27-2004, 02:09 AM
Thanks all, I found a set of RS alloys from England, so I'm not on the hunt any more. I know that these will fit! graemlins/yesnod.gif