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Replacing Mondial 3.2 TRX wheels with 16" t wheels

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by peterp, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. peterp

    peterp F1 Veteran

    Aug 31, 2002
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    I plan to replace the TRX wheels on my 86 Mondial 3.2 with original 16" wheels from a Mondial t. Can anybody confirm that the 16" wheels are bolt-on? I've seen all the threads with Mondials running 355 and 348 wheels, so it seem likely that it will work, but I haven't seen anybody make the TRX->16" change. One concern is that the 86 is a non-ABS car while the t and later 3.2's have ABS. -- not sure if this makes a difference. I would like to be certain they fit before they ship the wheels, so any advice is appreciated.
     
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  3. mondialmerle

    mondialmerle Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
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    My 86 Mondial came with 16 inch Speedline wheels. They look just like the 288 GTO wheels. There are no problems and I just put new Avons on them from the Tire Rack. It rides and drives fine and the Avons are a real bargain.Good Luck
     
  4. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Yes - it is a simple bolt on switch to put on the 16" 3.2 or t wheels. All Mondials have the same offsets compatable with ABS.
    Have fun
    best
    rt
     
  5. peterp

    peterp F1 Veteran

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback
     
  6. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    Verell Boaen
    Birdman is now running a set of 348 wheels on his '83 Mondial QV instead of the original TRX wheels. Just bolted them on.
     
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  8. frankty

    frankty Rookie

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  9. peterp

    peterp F1 Veteran

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    Frank -- thanks for the confirmation -- great looking QV, the wheels look great on that car.

    Verell -- I have never really liked the 348 wheels on the 348 -- but they look great on the Mondials -- I would go this route or 355 wheels if I wasn't compulsive about keeping it original. In 86, they came with either the TRX or 16" wheels (at least according to the owners manual -- most I've seen have TRX's).
     

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