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HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

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HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 07 Oct 2013 14:51

Hello,

I am a big fan of HTN wheels :love: and have 3 sets but the biggest one is in 14" :roll:
please find below some pictures of the wheels
HTN rennsport 8*14 on my 1979 golf
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HTN Ks design 8*14 on my 1977 Scirocco
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HTN Onal desing 8*13 : waiting
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My target will be to go from 14 to15" with new inner and outer lip. :thumbup: :mrgreen:
Is somebody of this forum did already made the conversion or know if 14/15 center is the same (HTN did not answer to my question by email and I am not fluent in German :crazy: ) ?
Thanks for your help :twisted:
Regards.

Cédric
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby Purple Beast » 07 Oct 2013 17:20

Hi

the HTN Centers fit HTN, BBS and RS-Felgen Lips

The 13" Centers will fit to all 13 14 and 15 Lips.

So it is no problem to change the lips.

If you need somehelp with translation let me know im from germany

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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 08 Oct 2013 07:07

Purple Beast wrote:Hi

the HTN Centers fit HTN, BBS and RS-Felgen Lips

The 13" Centers will fit to all 13 14 and 15 Lips.

So it is no problem to change the lips.

If you need somehelp with translation let me know im from germany

Sebastian


Thanks Sebastian for this quick answer which confirm my assumption (13 and 14 have same diameter) :D
Now, I need to order the right dimensions for the lips for changing my onal from 13 to 15 ! :thumbup:
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby Purple Beast » 08 Oct 2013 17:25

Hi

you can use HTN Lips

BBS Lips and www.RS-Felgen.de Lips

So you can decide which fit with the price for you

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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 09 Jan 2014 09:44

Thanks to sebastian, I ordered new lips and results is quite nice.
HTN is now moving form 8*14 to 8*15" :D 8)
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on the my MK1 golf :mrgreen: ;)
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Any feedback comment is welcome !
Thanks

Cédric
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby Jamme1981 » 09 Jan 2014 11:57

Looks good.
Allways nice when you can keep the same set and change it to bigger.
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby Purple Beast » 09 Jan 2014 19:11

Hi

i will wait for the final result :-)

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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby chris_black » 11 Jan 2014 19:56

ooo - the HTN Onal desing 8*13 You've posted earlier look sweet! :o
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 14 Jan 2014 14:25

Thanks.
rest of the lips were ordered to have 7*15 front and 8*15 rear.
tyre will be 165/45 front nankang AS1 and 185/45 rear nankang NS2
Any recommendation regarding nankang tyre about profile and thickness ?
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 12 Feb 2014 10:46

Hello,
What is your opinion regarding Rsfelgen lips. Should I add tyre during wheels assembly or could I made the assembly and put the tyres at the end ?
thanks :worship: :crazy:

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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby Purple Beast » 20 Feb 2014 16:30

Hi

normaly with 15" it should work to assembel first.

Can you show a pic of inner and outer Lip ?

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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 26 Feb 2014 14:18

Purple Beast wrote:Hi

normaly with 15" it should work to assembel first.

Can you show a pic of inner and outer Lip ?

Sebastian


thanks for this feedback.
I will try first on a front wheel (7*15 with 165/45/15) and if sucessfull, I will asssembled the 3 others.
I will post pic tonight or friday .
thanks

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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 02 Apr 2014 08:39

Dear All,
I try to have a new paint on the centre using epoxy paint (in a 200°C oven) and results looks very bad (mat, no nice apsect)
Is it more dure to the compagny who do this or is it normal ?
did anyone have a better contact/adress/compagny in europe to do this ? :worship:

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thanks

Cédric
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby chris_black » 08 Apr 2014 18:15

Cedric

epoxy paint - You mean powder coating?

If so, then the most important thing is the preparation of the surface because the powder will not fill flat everything if it's not smooth. If You want a shiny/gloss paint then the process should consist of 3 layers of paint (base, paint and clearcoat) - meaning that each center is "baked" 3 times. Without the gloss effect it's only 2 layers. But I believe that any pro workshop will tell You that.

And remember about the ageing process of metal. The older they are - usually but not always - the harder it is to paint them with a really smooth effect using powder coating. Maybe You should try to paint them using traditional technique :D
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Re: HTN wheels : conversion 13-14-15

Postby cedric24 » 22 Apr 2014 13:12

chris_black wrote:Cedric

epoxy paint - You mean powder coating?

If so, then the most important thing is the preparation of the surface because the powder will not fill flat everything if it's not smooth. If You want a shiny/gloss paint then the process should consist of 3 layers of paint (base, paint and clearcoat) - meaning that each center is "baked" 3 times. Without the gloss effect it's only 2 layers. But I believe that any pro workshop will tell You that.

And remember about the ageing process of metal. The older they are - usually but not always - the harder it is to paint them with a really smooth effect using powder coating. Maybe You should try to paint them using traditional technique :D


Thanks for your feed back.
You are right, i was asking for powder coating.
I found a new compagny which propose powder coating with "anodized looks like" powder coating.
Center wheels should arrived back at home next saturday...
I will post some pics of the rebuild next week.
thanks

Cédric
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VW MK1 1977 Brown Scirocco on 14" Gold HTN
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