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Trial SS1

Post by stevesims » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:01 pm

I have just got ( yet to pick it up)a SS1

Its a 1.9 CVH, galv chassis , vauxhall carlton vented front brakes.

so its got some good mods so far.

Does anyone have some experence on building a trials car?



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Re: Trial SS1

Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:09 pm

Steve - as you won't need the vented discs for trials :-), let me know if you want to sell them please!


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by stevesims » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:22 pm

jim-thats the second offer I have had for them and I havnt even seen the car yet!

do you know if its possible to get steel wheels for the SS1



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Re: Trial SS1

Post by erikscimitardemon » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:24 pm

stevesims wrote:do you know if its possible to get steel wheels for the SS1
Should be easy!
Any Golf mk2 wheel will fit. And much more others.


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by stevesims » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:33 pm

Thanks, thats me down the breakers saturday morning.


sent off my entry for the Exeter trials tonight so its all on to prep the car for the first week in January



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Re: Trial SS1

Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:45 pm

just watch the offset on the VW wheels - older the better - as Erik says Mk2 Golf era is fine.


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by philhoward » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:58 pm

Or Vauxhall Chevette...but if you see one of those, have the front uprights whilst you're there!


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:00 pm

be worth looking at Honda Civics for steelies too

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the ones that are 100mm PCD not the 114mm ones


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by philhoward » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:03 pm

Also BMW E30 3-series...well, their alloys fit!


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by nickkeyser » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:16 pm

What about BMW mini, some of those have steels in 15x6ish i think, or 'G60' steels as they are known, from VW - where still available new until recently. No idea of offsets though.

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Re: Trial SS1

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:21 pm

think MINI offsets ET45-49 iirc, sure Couperacing will know


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:24 pm

Hi Steve, Well done on your purchase, I look forward to hearing more, and good luck! :D

You may find some usefull info in This Thread :wink:


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Re: Trial SS1

Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:29 pm

MINI wheels:
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Re: Trial SS1

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Re: Trial SS1

Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:41 pm

Mazda MX5 steels fit a treat, 14x5.5j and usually very cheap, watching a set local to me atm.


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