[ROVERNET - UK] SD1 Alloys on P6B - tight fit on the front wheels

Vern Klukas vern at inkspotco.com
Fri Sep 30 16:57:37 BST 2005

Option 1 would be the way to go. It'll make getting the cap a bit 
more difficult to remove, but it's a hell of a lot less expensive 
than getting the wheels machined.


>Hello Rovernetters
>I have had a freshly powedercoated set of SD1 alloys fitted to my P6B. They
>are light grey and look stunning.  The only problem is that they are a tight
>fit over the caps that cover the front wheel bearings. In fact the caps have
>prevented the wheels from completely centering [maybe 1-1.5 mm off centre]
>and I have some wheel shudder.  My tyre man is going to look at the wheels
>again in the morning, and we have discussed two possible solutions:
>[1] File the edge of the bearing caps to reduce the size of the flange that
>sticks out to impede the wheel going on.
>[2] Have a machine shop take a tiny amount out of the centre of the new
>Has any other intrepid P6 owner with SD1 wheels had this experience?  I
>would value input. [This is the inscrutable Australian way of saying
>Kind regards
>Peter Mitchell
>Perth WA [That's Western Australia]
>Rover P6B
>rovernet mailing list
>rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>To unsubscribe, go to this web page, look near the bottom and follow 

Vern Klukas                             I'm a little . . .
Inkspot Type & Design
vern at inkspotco.com

More information about the rovernet mailing list