Dunlop alloys square or round hole

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#1 Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by Barry » Wed May 02, 2018 10:06 pm

I have been in conversation with Realm Engineering about buying a set of square hole, lightweight E-type alloys. I just love the look of them, and although i like my S3 OTS with wires, another different set might be a nice option to have. Has anyone fitted either of the Dunlop style alloys, and what of your experience? I am a little concerned about offset etc, but Realm have set me an easy exercise to work out the current offset with MWS wires. Because i have modified rear arches, I run 16” x 7” all round. Second question, any one else doing these whells? Cheers guys. Barry

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#2 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by phil.dobson@mac.com » Thu May 03, 2018 6:25 am

I fitted the realm wheels to my series 1. I chose the round hole. They looked and worked well. Adrian at Realm is easy to work with and knows his stuff!

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#3 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by Barry » Thu May 03, 2018 8:23 am

Thanks Phil. Adrain has been really helpful, in particular with offset. He has set me an easy exercise to calculate the current wire wheel dimensions by putting a straight edge across the centre hub which streches across to the rim, and then measuring what that difference is. Important as i dont have standard wheels either in diameter or section. Best Regards Barry

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#4 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by mark10337 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:15 pm

I've also got a set of round hole rims from Realm. I did read somewhere that (the original) wheels with the square holes were prone to fracturing at the corners of the holes. So I went for the rounds.
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#5 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Sun May 27, 2018 10:19 pm

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I went for Realm wheels square holes as per light weight E . As for the original cracking ??? The originals war magnesium and this is a material that degrades all by it's self hence the cracking stories of old .
Yes would agree Adrian knows his stuff just measure your ET and this will give you a good bench Mark for your new wheels
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#6 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by E600 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:26 pm

Another vote for Realm, bought 3 sets from him, 1 set of round and 2 square hole versions.



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#7 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by Barry » Tue May 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Thanks guys, all your cars look fantastic. I think two sets have to be in order! Round hole one week, square hole the next. What a nice position to be in.

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#8 Re: Dunlop alloys square or round hole

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Wed May 30, 2018 6:38 am

Good decision lol I'm about to order my second set for my road tyres probably go for black for the second set
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