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Triumph TR6 - Konig Rewinds
|I have just purchased a set of Konig Rewinds, 15X7 from Techno Toy in California, seems to be a great value. Having done some preliminary research prior to purchase, I do not anticipate many problems when I mount them at the completion of my frame-off restoration, hopefully Fall 2006.|
Does anyone have them currently mounted, and have any words good or bad to say about them. Any mods which were required to have them work without problems would be appriciated.
Tony in Maryland
I'm presently running 225 70 15 cheapass tires installed by the previous owner. There is no rub even when bottoming the suspension or full turns on the front wheels. They are the next thing on my list to go, and I found these wheels which I believe will work with 215 70 tires.
Appreciate you response. I have been so busy in the last month that I have not been on the site much since posting the question. I have received the wheels, test fit them without tires. Since my car is at the stage of a rolling chassis, it is quite preliminary, but there does not seem that there will be a problem with the rear (I have installed a tube shock conversion). The front there is a close fit at the upper wishbone, but it hard to say wheteher there will be a problem, once I get the weight on the tire/wheel. In conversations with the seller and in reading posts of others who have tried 7" wheels on the TR6, it is necessary to shift the bolt holding the upper wishbone.
Plan is to use 205/60/15 Perreli P6 tires. Don't anticipate problem. One thing I did run into was that the car originally had wire wheels from the factory (per Heritage certificate), someone had changed to steel wheels along the way, but had not changed the studs. There was not enough lug threads to safely hold the Konigs. After speaking to John at TRF, the problem and solution was obvious, put in the studs for steel wheels.
Will keep the group posted as soon as the car is back on the road, still hoping for October 2006.
|I've got the 15x7 Konigs mounted on my 72 TR6 (also got them from Techno Toy). As Tony mentioned in his post the rears will be OK. I've also got the tube shock conversion installed. On the fronts the fit is pretty tight. I've got a fresh rebuild on the front suspension (everything but springs) and the rim is within 1/4 - 3/8th of the upper A-arm. Contact is made at full steering turn even after I ground away a bit of the end of the A-arm. I've only done a 5-10 miles of test drives so far and during normal driving/moderate turns they are OK. I'm going to install a pair of thin wheel spacers and see if I get enough relief. From the posts on different BBs it looks like a only few guys have had problems and it's hit or miss on whether you get contact or not. I'll post my results after the spacers are installed.|
|Looks like I forgot to sign in when I posted the 'Konigs' message. Not sure who BTP Price is. The correct email address is now in the header.|
|I recently purchased a set of Konig rewinds for my 6 and am curious to know what amount of rim flex may occure under agressive cornering. I can CNC produce aluminum spacers for the front (and rear if needed) but wonder what would be the miimal and optimal spacer thickness to use. my suspension is tight and completely rebuilt with poly. |
I looked into using spacers and one thing to keep in mind is the length of the stud...the standard steel wheel stud may not allow enough turns of the lug, usually 8 full turns are required. I believe you can use studs from late 90's taurus that fit, but this will require more internet searching to factuate.
In the end i didnt bother, i have 15 x 6 wheels and no clearance issues.
|Thanks Bob, |
I thought I might machine a few spacers at 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4"... very minimal then check clearances. The stud length is likely a non-issue if I stay under .250" thickness. I would have gone for a 6 or 6.5" width rim had something come available at a decent price ... I hope the 7" rims work out OK or I'll be looking for some one with a Z-car to sell them to.
if you machine some 1/8ths spacers... i would love 4 of them..let me know?
I'd be happy to make you up a set... probably not til june though as things are rather tightly booked right now. Drop me your email address...remove the <dot> and replace with . on my email.
|Tony and Sean, |
any further comments re your tire and rim clearance issues would be appreciated. I will be making up a few sets of 1/8" spacers in the next week or so if they will help with the 15x7 rewinds. The PO had 215-70 BFGs on the car with sacked out OE rubber bushings and the car did not have any rub marks from clearance issues. I have all new poly bushings, springs and Spax shocks in place ... should recieve the rewinds in two weeks.... family mail system from the States to Canuck land takes awhile but there are usually no duties!
I haven't been on the site for a while (again), but it is said that great minds work alike. On Sunday, I visited again to see if anymore info on the Koni wheels had become available.
I am personally unable to offer any input since my wheels are still in the box (frame off in-progress), but Sean and I have communicated off-line and he has resolved the rubbing issue thru the user of spacers. He does caution to be sure that you have enough turns on the lugs to avoid a safety isssue. He only had to use spacers on the front as the rear allows plenty of clearance with the tube shock conversion.
Hope it works out. Keep us posted on any new thoughts.
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