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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:23 am 
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Morning chaps,

I was wondering, the brilliant 3 spokes standard to the st205, of which I have 3 sets of lol, which way around are they suppose to go?

I've been told many times they help cool the brakes but looking at them, cannot work out which way around they should go? Is it the fin part toward the rear of the car to drag air in effectively?
On further inspection, they are all the same so doesn't matter?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:56 am 
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Correct! they would need to be handed if they were to move the air away from the brakes in the same direction even if they were fitted left or right. Whilst there may be some air movement due to the design of the 3 spokes I think this would be negligible and the airflow either side of the wheel would have a much bigger effect. I was surprised how light the facelift ST205 six spoke OEM wheels were at 7.7kg and I think the three spokes are similarly light?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Not sure exactly, believe they are in that ball park. I know I almost broke my back putting my old mans 17" rims on once lol, at that point realised how light the the spokes were.


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