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S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... #576093
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Seen only a couple of pics of a Series 1 Aero 8 with wire wheels, and love the look !

Any ideas as to where to source ? Also concerns as the magnesium alloys have locating lugs which may be hard / impossible to get a wire to fit ?

Any help / pointers appreciated ...

Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Baldy1] #576109
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Would you share them as I have never seen anything other than the centre-lock five spokes and one or two with the same multi-spokes as shipped on the later Series 2 as they swapped over.


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Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Alistair] #576110
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Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Baldy1] #576111
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The Borrani comes look nice, but they dont seem to differentiate between 2001 s1 and other newer versions ....

Might contact them and see what they have to say .
. Thanks for the link !

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Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Baldy1] #576218
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I was in touch with them years ago. I cannot remember the price (even if it was superhigh). What I recall is that they confirmed me that whe could only make them 18 inches. No 19.
This is their email address for the "modern" cars:
modern@ruoteborrani.com


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Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Alistair] #576249
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Having had the original "made in India" wires on my +8 then the Alloys on Aero S3, I would be concerned that wires would not cope with the Aero torque especially when really wound up at traffic lights. Not that I ever did such a thing innocent

Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Hopwood] #576268
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Originally Posted By Hopwood
Having had the original "made in India" wires on my +8 then the Alloys on Aero S3, I would be concerned that wires would not cope with the Aero torque especially when really wound up at traffic lights. Not that I ever did such a thing innocent



That's a fair point Hopwood... so I had a look around the Moderns listed on Borrani's site - there's wheels for a Bentley GT, Merc SL55 AMG, Jaguar XKR (up to 20"!) Ferrari 612... all of which are torquier and heavier cars than an Aero. So I think we'd be OK :-)

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Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: TheCustomer] #576270
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Will,

please stop waving temptation in my face.

I've always thought the Plus 8 would look good with wire wheels...
I'd previously been safe as I believed no one offers 19" wire wheels.
Now it seems it is possible.

I have to talk to Borrani...
If I end up spending thousands I'll blame you!!!!


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Re: S1 Aero 8 - wire wheels ... [Re: Baldy1] #576274
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& apparently wires are up to 25% lighter than alloys Peter ;-)


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