Anyone else see an imblance here? by geesmith

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geesmith
Saw this on another forum.
It's a set of Punto alloys with tyres.
One pair of matching tyres for the front, another manufacturers matching tyres for the rear.
I was a little perplexed...(I haven't stooped to commenting on the ad)

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Posted 05 Apr 2012, 18:09 #1 

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Tourerfogey
I'm going to stick my neck out here and say I don't see a problem with that - unless I'm reading it wrong :confused:

Posted 05 Apr 2012, 18:14 #2 

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raistlin
It's puzzling me as well Glynn.
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Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 05 Apr 2012, 18:30 #3 


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er, am I missing something???
Despite the high cost of living its still proving popular.

Posted 05 Apr 2012, 18:51 #4 

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geesmith
Well two will be aerodynamically opposed to the two on the other side! The design of the spokes is asymmetrical so it looks like one side will scoop air towards the brakes while the other side will draw air out past the brakes. Are all assymetric wheels like this?

Have I also fallen into the trap of thinking too deeply about things? Is it akin to heavy leg syndrome?

Posted 05 Apr 2012, 19:01 #5 

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raistlin wrote:It's puzzling me as well Glynn.

Absit Invidia indeed :)

Posted 05 Apr 2012, 19:13 #6 

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geesmith wrote:Well two will be aerodynamically opposed to the two on the other side! The design of the spokes is asymmetrical so it looks like one side will scoop air towards the brakes while the other side will draw air out past the brakes. Are all assymetric wheels like this?

Have I also fallen into the trap of thinking too deeply about things? Is it akin to heavy leg syndrome?


Ah, wheels, not tyres. . .so the four shown might not be off the same car, unless they were so fitted from new? Not sure it would have too dramatic an effect.

Posted 05 Apr 2012, 19:15 #7 

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geesmith
It's a common thing TF. Even expensive Mercs go the simple route.
Chevrolet Corvettes of a certain era had one wheel per specific corner. The wheels were handed and smaller at the front than the rear. I believe the spare would be a compromise (he understated).
Oh well, there's always someone worse off and here's a Fiesta after suffering a stroke..

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Posted 05 Apr 2012, 19:30 #8 

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Dave
Ford Probes also had their wheels "handed" one side to the other and about 90% had (maybe still have) them on wrong!

Posted 05 Apr 2012, 22:53 #9 

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geesmith
Dave wrote:Ford Probes also had their wheels "handed" one side to the other and about 90% had (maybe still have) them on wrong!


I've now seen an RS Escort with the nearside wheels apparently facing the wrong way. It makes a big difference to how the car looks i.e. rubbish on the nearside, proper on the offside.

Asymmetry works on the D Type but not so sure about the Nissan Cube. It definitely looks right on the Leyland Tiger PS1 Park Royal!

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Posted 07 Apr 2012, 00:53 #10 

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geesmith wrote:Asymmetry works on the D Type but not so sure about the Nissan Cube. It definitely looks right on the Leyland Tiger PS1 Park Royal!


Can't argue with that! Was there ever a left hand drive version with the cutout bit on the other side?

Posted 07 Apr 2012, 08:11 #11 

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geesmith
Apparently not Dave. There are limits to what a manufacturer will do to make a car either handed from the steering wheel placement. Our FIAT has a centre binnacle with the speedo furthest away. It stays on that side for RH drive..seems more logical on LH drive cars. I wonder if the D type was ever made in LH configuration? The passenger would look important. :D

Posted 08 Apr 2012, 15:14 #12 

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Tourerfogey
Mmmm, the 3 door Mini Clubman thing which only has one rear passenger door still has it on the right for the UK market even though that means anybody getting out of it steps straight into oncoming traffic . . .

Posted 08 Apr 2012, 17:03 #13 

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Tourerfogey wrote:Mmmm, the 3 door Mini Clubman thing which only has one rear passenger door still has it on the right for the UK market even though that means anybody getting out of it steps straight into oncoming traffic . . .


It's a good job we generally have a sense of humour Basil. The new Mini isn't far off the size of a Maxi. :)
I passed an Anglia today. It looked smaller than a new Mini from the back!

Posted 08 Apr 2012, 18:58 #14 


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