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I thought that rsr wheels were just banded fuchs? Were these items available through Porsche? Would love a set on mine but tyre are silly prices for them :(

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Problem is 40 year old fuchs can explode taking the brakes with them - would rather have new forged replicas made tbh.

same goes for mag wheels.

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Just because you havent had it explode doesnt mean it cant happen.

Here is what Twinspark, the Singer agent for europe is saying.

The benchmark we used to determine these measurements was a set of widened Fuchs wheels, with a similar construction to our new wheels, which measured 14J and under use of slicks at Assen Race Track 2 years ago, collapsed. The heart twisted clean out of the wheel, taking an irreplaceable RSR Long Distance Brake calliper with it…

Modified Fuchs wheel taken from 8J to 14J and destroyed during a race in 2012 at Assen whilst on duty on our race car The Hulk. This could have ended much worse than what you see here…

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Just because you havent had it explode doesnt mean it cant happen.

Here is what Twinspark, the Singer agent for europe is saying.

The benchmark we used to determine these measurements was a set of widened Fuchs wheels, with a similar construction to our new wheels, which measured 14J and under use of slicks at Assen Race Track 2 years ago, collapsed. The heart twisted clean out of the wheel, taking an irreplaceable RSR Long Distance Brake calliper with it…

Modified Fuchs wheel taken from 8J to 14J and destroyed during a race in 2012 at Assen whilst on duty on our race car The Hulk. This could have ended much worse than what you see here…

Doh! :banghead:

Take a wheel designed over 40yrs ago with no mileage use history, almost double the width, double maybe even quadruple the tyre grip loads and guess what the centre of wheel becomes unsafe

Stupid is what stupid does, what else did they expect would happen :o

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As Nige & WC say, bl@@dy foolhardy to band out old wheels to 14'' then fit sticky rubber..........what were they thinking?..........or maybe that answers the question, they were not thinking at all!!

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40yr old mags a big nay for yay for boulevard cruising, nothing wrong with new mag but they need to be inspected regularly

I've seen F1 mag wheels machined down on the barrel to under 2mm wall thickness but these only had a life of 12 laps (4 out laps, 4 in laps and 4 qualifying laps) :cool:

Don't remember any cracking but do remember some going egg shaped if they saw a kerb

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Just thinking out loud, historic race series often demand historic equipment. Back in the day, this is what they ran, so this is still what they run type of thing. I don't know what series Leonard was racing in, but his options may have been constrained.

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They need to run with parts as available in period.

Exceptions - safety - RSR's out today don't race with a single loop roll bar.

Perhaps they could push wheels down the safety route??

As above its not always the case that the wheels fail due to age or fatigue.

11 inch tyres fitted on these cars today are a world away from the tyres used by teams 40 years ago.

Originally these cars were slipping and sliding all over the track.

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