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Fan Blades or Spokes?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:21 pm
by Doghead
ive just had to retire my silver 51 plate 1.7 which was running on the 9 spoke alloys. I've already bought a replacement kat, 1.7 Y plate with genuine 65k on the clock in panther black. That one is on fan blade alloys.

The black one looks stunning on the fan blades and i'm torn whether to leave the blades on or swap them for the spokes? what does everyone think?

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:44 pm
by Dal
I've always preferred the propellor alloys over the 9 spokes - in part because it's only a Puma you got the props on.

A "proper" Puma is Silver with props.. just like in the Steve McQueen advert, but that's just my opinion :lol:

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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:21 pm
by Doghead
Loved that advert, loved the puma since seeing that

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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:16 pm
by mad4jags
propeller wheels every time...they suit the Puma to a tee :grin: :thumbs:

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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:37 pm
by tuonokid
9 spokes :-)

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:04 am
by Fanwheel
Fan blades for me. I’ve got a set of both types but prefer the blades - the quintessential Puma :grin:

I also do like the look of the ‘F1 alloys’ on the Puma Black edition, but these must be very rare nowadays as I never see them on eBay

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:44 am
by red
I prefer the fan blades to the 9 spokes personally. I owned two standard Pumas and they both had them :thumbs:

Not to mention they are super easy to clean.

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm
by grogee
Another vote for 9 spokes. IMHO they're also easy to clean...

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:30 pm
by Doghead
red wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:44 am
I prefer the fan blades to the 9 spokes personally. I owned two standard Pumas and they both had them :thumbs:

Not to mention they are super easy to clean.
Thats a good point, well made. The blades are way easier to clean.

I might put the spokes on one side and have a look at the car with both on it

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:05 pm
by mmc757
Not a fan of the blades :lol:

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:42 pm
by RICHARD MANSFIELD2
Hi.
I personally think (obviously) the props look as though the designers ran out of ideas when they came to the wheels. I think they look dreadful.
Richard

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:30 pm
by Snail With a Shotgun
I'm not sure about the spokes as I didn't have the chance to weigh either of the two, but according to some people on this forum the props only weigh about 7.6 kilos which is really good for a stock wheel so that's what I went for. I tried to find a lighter wheel, but the rather pricey OZs were the only I could find. So that's something to consider.

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:24 pm
by RICHARD MANSFIELD2
Hi,
Are we talking about ultra light weight racing wheel loads, or aesthetics ? SWS are you into racing?
Regards

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:02 am
by DOH
Mine staying on Props for as long as possible. That's what the car was originally designed to have . Personally I think they look better too.