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Post  MGs on Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:54 pm


Our Elf currently, is fitted with Cosmic Alloys and Yokohama racing tyres. The avatar photo was a pre sale photo,
we picked it up with the Cosmics fitted. We don't feel these suit the car and will be changing to standard 10 inch
wheels shortly. Looking on the web, Elf trims (one piece) are changing hands for over £100 per set. The
difference between these and mini trims seems to be that the Elf trims have rectangular holes, whereas the mini
ones have rounded off triangles.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270800861888?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Is there any difference between the way these items fit?

Has anyone used standard 10 inch wheels, with round hubcaps and the hoop shaped mini trims? If so, how did they work.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370510838836?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
We already have quite a few round, mini hubcaps
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Post  whitebuffalo on Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:28 pm

I am a little biased, but I think the Elf looks good with Cosmics Smile


I would think the wheels would be all the same and just the trims would differ, but sorry to say I do not have direct experience with them. Do you have a picture of your car with the Cosmics?
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Post  MGs on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:36 pm

Here it is, different design of Cosmics. Another consideration is the cost of the tyres, like for like replacement Yokohamas are about £100 each, standard 10 inch tyres are about £30 each.



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Post  whitebuffalo on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:38 pm

I do agree, those wheels do not look proper for the Elf/Hornet. They would suit a Mini or Clubman.
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Post  Red Riley on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:33 am

Where are you located? (You have no info in your profile. (Pet peeve))
I've got a partial set of full wheel trims that look nice on the wall of my garage but that I have no other use for.

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Post  MGs on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:50 am

We are in Cornwall in South West UK
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Re: Wheel trims

Post  hilbert on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:05 am

i will have a look in my garage today
think that i have a full set of riley elf wheel covers for spare
and up for sale

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Post  MGs on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:23 am

Thanks
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Post  hilbert on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:06 pm

found them

60 euro exl. postage costs ??





https://picasaweb.google.com/117546562436758613787/Hadelx#5549758313776090498

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Post  MGs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:53 am

I'll pass it on to my daughter, it is her car. I just get to fix it Rolling Eyes
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