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Posted on October 13 2018

Our blog will include product installs, upgrades and repairs, new product announcements and news about what is happening within the EV community! We have a lot of new products coming soon so stay tuned.

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  • Charlie: December 06, 2018
    EV Tuning

    I was exchanging messages with Mountain Pass about using 17s on the TM3 w/o PUP. I found Fast Wheels that cleared due to a unique wheel design that allowed for a huge amount of caliper clearance for the rear of the TM3:

    https://youtu.be/9-_sEmE2LVc

    They discontinued this wheel but had a friend who had these in 5×4.5 so I tried them out. The center valve stem design was a nuisance, but the flat barrel design really did provide clearance with about 3-5mm to spare. I also noticed some Nissan Leaf owners due something similar in downgrading to a -1 OE wheel size and thought a 215/55/17 would really help the Range enthusiasts. With EV Direct and T Sportline making replica wheels, how nice would it be to have a 17" wheel design with a big/flat barrel that could still use the 18" Aero cover since it sits recessed within a lip. I put the 18" Aero Cover up against the spoke design of the 17" Rennen wheel, and they were almost identical in overall diameter. I suspect the larger barrel approach gives the 17" a larger “face” than normal 17s do. It was also nice, because the m14s just made it through.

    But I knew you guys were looking into doing 17s from MP. Thanks.

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