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Hi 6th element,

i have ordered the winter tires in stealth finish!
Here in Germany you "must" have winter tires (it´s important if you have an accident)
 

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Hi 6th element,

i have ordered the winter tires in stealth finish!
Here in Germany you "must" have winter tires (it´s important if you have an accident)
Thanks for the reply. To confirm, you ordered the tires on standard rims with stealth finish?

Also, what is the exact model of tire? Is it a version of Pirelli Sotto Zero?
 

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Thanks for the reply. To confirm, you ordered the tires on standard rims with stealth finish?

Also, what is the exact model of tire? Is it a version of Pirelli Sotto Zero?
Yes, the Standard rims with stealth finish for Winter,
and the light with stealth finish for summer!
sorry, i didnt know the exact model of tire!!:mad:
 

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Yes, the Standard rims with stealth finish for Winter,
and the light with stealth finish for summer!
sorry, i didnt know the exact model of tire!!:mad:
Great, thanks! Do you think the standard rim will handle pot holes without bending or cracking? Would be better if they offered a downsized rim with taller sidewall tires.
 

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Great, thanks! Do you think the standard rim will handle pot holes without bending or cracking? Would be better if they offered a downsized rim with taller sidewall tires.
Suspension,suspension,suspension,6e we have potholes you can live in in the UK.All will be fine with the standard rim,it just works,you soon forget your driving a supercar.That is until you need to.
 

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I ordered standard wheels, stealth finish, winter tyres and ultra light wheels, standard finish, summer tyres. The winter tyres are Pirelli Sotto Zero type 270 Series II.
We do have bad potholes where I live but I think that smaller wheels with taller side walled tyres would just look wrong. The suspension is pretty good and soaks up poor road surfaces pretty well in my view.
 

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Suspension,suspension,suspension,6e we have potholes you can live in in the UK.All will be fine with the standard rim,it just works,you soon forget your driving a supercar.That is until you need to.
I hope so, Andy. The trick is that I am trying to decide whether I want to get a set of standard wheels w/winters or just throw the winters on my lightweight wheels, since I will probably getting a set of super lightweights next summer with Corsa or Michelin tires. Would hate to bend a lightweight rim on a winter pothole, but also not really keen to buy an extra set of standard wheels and then have three full sets. Should have planned it better, but wasn't expecting the car to arrive at beginning of winter.

I guess I can put the winters on the lightweights and just take my chances. I have no problem with them being my winter setup each year. Hopefully they are at least as resilient to bending/cracking as a standard rim would be??
 

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I ordered standard wheels, stealth finish, winter tyres and ultra light wheels, standard finish, summer tyres. The winter tyres are Pirelli Sotto Zero type 270 Series II.
We do have bad potholes where I live but I think that smaller wheels with taller side walled tyres would just look wrong. The suspension is pretty good and soaks up poor road surfaces pretty well in my view.
Thanks so much for tire model. Cheers.
 

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I hope so, Andy. The trick is that I am trying to decide whether I want to get a set of standard wheels w/winters or just throw the winters on my lightweight wheels, since I will probably getting a set of super lightweights next summer with Corsa or Michelin tires. Would hate to bend a lightweight rim on a winter pothole, but also not really keen to buy an extra set of standard wheels and then have three full sets. Should have planned it better, but wasn't expecting the car to arrive at beginning of winter.

I guess I can put the winters on the lightweights and just take my chances. I have no problem with them being my winter setup each year. Hopefully they are at least as resilient to bending/cracking as a standard rim would be??
Yes,understand,im from yorkshire so i cant help it.The cost of replacing the odd wheel if it happens to get damaged negates the cost of £8k worth of hardware sat in the garage for most of the year as most tyre companies will swap them over for £50.
We are just programmed that way up here:D,anyway they get in the way of my ferrets in the shed:)
 

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One issue worth noting is that the lightweight and super lightweight wheels are not repairable. according to Mclaren , and must be scrapped after even minor damage. The London demo car had a wheel replaced, after curbing, at £1500 (lightweighte from memory)

Apparently the forged grain structures integrity is essential to maintain structural rigidity and this becomes suspect for a 200 mph car.

Only the standard wheels are reparable,according to McL.
 

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One issue worth noting is that the lightweight and super lightweight wheels are not repairable. according to Mclaren , and must be scrapped after even minor damage. The London demo car had a wheel replaced, after curbing, at £1500 (lightweighte from memory)

Apparently the forged grain structures integrity is essential to maintain structural rigidity and this becomes suspect for a 200 mph car.

Only the standard wheels are reparable,according to McL.
Might have to think again then,thanks for the info.A full set of standard wheels with winter tyres is just short of £5k,so could be a good investment as a DD
 

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Might have to think again then,thanks for the info.A full set of standard wheels with winter tyres is just short of £5k,so could be a good investment as a DD

When you consider the tyres retail at £1000 then the standard wheels are£4k versus £6k for the lightweights and what? For the s/lights ?
 

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When you consider the tyres retail at £1000 then the standard wheels are£4k versus £6k for the lightweights and what? For the s/lights ?
£3300 for the standard wheels and nearly £1500 for the tyres approx.standard wheels seem good value,only £750 each for the fronts
 

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Great info, gents. Think it will have to be standards, then. Now to decide stealth or non. I guess one factor is a repaired Stealth wheel may also need to be re-Stealthed, so perhaps additional cost.
 

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Wow. You guys bend and repair a lot of wheels.
 

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Wow. You guys bend and repair a lot of wheels.
Narrow roads,massive potholes,drivers in the smallest cars thinking they are driving the widest vehicle know to man and women who think the vanity mirror above the steering wheel is only to be used while exceeding the speed limit!!
 

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Winter Tyres

Well, here's my car with winter tyres on standard, stealth, wheels. It's Boxing Day in the North East of Scotland and the ambient temperature is 14'C. Heck, there's even a guy surfing in the North Sea. Maybe the winter tyres were not such a 'must have' option after all!:D
 

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