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

James Dean jaguru at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 30 17:08:38 BST 2005

I forwarded the question on SD1 wheels to Randy in Miami 
((noblious at aol.com). He is running SD1 wheels on his Federal 3500S. < as 
sometimes he cannot post. James Dean, Ft. Lauderdale.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Mitchell" <peterm at arach.net.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 7:48 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] SD1 Alloys on P6B - tight fit on the front wheels

> 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
> alloys.
> Has any other intrepid P6 owner with SD1 wheels had this experience?  I
> would value input. [This is the inscrutable Australian way of saying
> "help"].
> Kind regards
> Peter Mitchell
> Perth WA [That's Western Australia]
> Rover P6B
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