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Knowler

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Apologies if this is a 'numpty' question but i am money permitting looking to source some additional wheels and I'm having trouble understanding what the actual size of the standard S Series wheels are? Ive checked the original tech spec which states 15x 7J with PCD of 4/108 and offset of 25mm.. but some of the other available tech specs show 6.5J and 6J and mention no offset..???

Also i've read 16 and 17 inch wheels work fine?? I'm guessing with lower profile thinner tyres to avoid wheel arch rubbing?? ut are they actually??

Anyway any advice would be greatly appreciated as i am thoroughly confused now...

phillpot

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Knowler said:
15x 7J with PCD of 4/108 and offset of 25mm.
That is correct for the Oz 8 spokes, I think some of the "Slots" as fitted mainly on earlier cars did have a different ET, as far as I know all are 15 x 7J (the J refers to the design of the lip or bead that retains the tyre)

I'm sure there are cars out there running 16's and 17's, standard tyre size is 205/60 x 15 so plenty of room to go down a bit on the profile.

4/108 pcd is standard Ford from Anglia's in the '60s right up to Sierras and maybe newer so plenty of choice and I think Rootes/Chrysler/Talbot were possibly also 108 ?

Knowler

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Thanks mate..

Is the offset correct as well? What's the min/max? Not into spacers and want to keep as near to original as poss..

Cheers R

phillpot

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Knowler said:
Is the offset correct as well?

what's the min/max?
Yep 25 et

No idea on max/min you'd get away with but my Minilite look-a-likes are 0 et and fit ok. I do have some thin spacers on the front, I think coz my bigger calipers were catching the balance weights (probably could have moved the weights in or out a bit?)


TvrJohn

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141 months

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Really like the look of those minilights on you S, 15" ?
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Barkychoc

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I presume you realise the 7J bit is the width of the rim.

BountyHunter

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phillpot said:
Yep 25 et

No idea on max/min you'd get away with but my Minilite look-a-likes are 0 et and fit ok. I do have some thin spacers on the front, I think coz my bigger calipers were catching the balance weights (probably could have moved the weights in or out a bit?)

using spacers with an ET0 seems a little odd.
basically the lower the ET number the further out the wheel sits, so ET0 is already 25mm further out than the standard ET25

love the look of the wheels btw - really suit the car smile

Edited by BountyHunter on Thursday 27th September 09:37

davidh2905

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Those Minilites look great, I am after some deeper dish wheels for my S1, for a more aggressive look any recommendations or photos would be appreciated

Knowler

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Barkychoc said:
I presume you realise the 7J bit is the width of the rim.
Yes mate... i'm assuming that 6.5J will work too?? By the way do you know what the J means??

Knowler

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phillpot said:
Yep 25 et

No idea on max/min you'd get away with but my Minilite look-a-likes are 0 et and fit ok. I do have some thin spacers on the front, I think coz my bigger calipers were catching the balance weights (probably could have moved the weights in or out a bit?)

Thanks mate, so basically im looking at anything 15/16 7J 4x108 and offset ideally around 25mm....??

S2Mike

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Previous owner of my S put 30mm spacers on all the hubs, makes the tyres fill the arches, and he put higher profile tyres on as well because round where he lives there are loads of sleeping policemen. His words were it gave it the " Old School Hot Rod Look "

Knowler

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S2Mike said:
because round where he lives there are loads of sleeping policemen.
Good point mate!! I had forgotten about that.. so its 15's with same tyres for me... its a mine field round here and i have to pick my route carefully to avoid grounding out until i get out of the town.... i cant even go down the high street!!!!

S2Mike

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OK, went and had a look,
Mine are 7J x 15s all round,
225/60/15 on the back
205/60/15 on the front
along with 30mm spacers all round.
Whether right or wrong that is what the previous owner fitted, it does hold the road well, a little wallowy if I am picky probably due to the tall sidewalls.
Can only compare it with my MGB that was on low profile Yokohamas, with uprated, lowered suspension.
Still cannot take the TVR to our local shopping centre though, they have viciously tall road humps all over the place, and that exhaust does hang low!

Knowler

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Excellent then that's what i'll go for or should i say stick to...

Wouldn't mind a set of those wheels you've got on though... look much better than my originals... cant find any for love or money at the moment...

S2Mike

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I believe they are the standard OZs, I have 1 spare, debating whether to sell or keep if they are hard to find, and they will not fit in the boot.
Refurbing them bit by bit, they were covered in stick on weights, but have managed to get them balanced with the weights on the inside, so now have to remove the residue and the ground in gunk that gathered around them.
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Maybe we should club together and buy one of the S series on ebay spares or repair ( around £2500 each car) and strip them for the parts we each want.
Norman where are you . He is the man who can, and does or used to.

Edited by S2Mike on Thursday 27th September 14:18

Knowler

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S2Mike said:
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Maybe we should club together and buy one of the S series on ebay spares or repair ( around £2500 each car) and strip them for the parts we each want.
Edited by S2Mike on Thursday 27th September 14:18

That's not as crazy and idea as it sounds... my wheels are the original 88 alloys, there in good shape but need some attention, but just not my taste.. I prefer the newer style.. in the tech spec they call them PLUS alloys.. but yes i'd keep it if i were you as there rare and if you ding one badly then at least you've one to replace it with ;-)

phillpot

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Knowler said:
By the way do you know what the J means??
teacher back to the beginning and read my first reply !

phillpot

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TvrJohn said:
Really like the look of those minilights on you S, 15" ?
Yes, 15 x 7

phillpot

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BountyHunter said:
ET0 is already 25mm further out than the standard ET25
Yep !...smile



mikel003003

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S2Mike said:
Previous owner of my S put 30mm spacers on all the hubs, makes the tyres fill the arches, and he put higher profile tyres on as well because round where he lives there are loads of sleeping policemen. His words were it gave it the " Old School Hot Rod Look "
Love the front end of your car
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