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#1 nollyd

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:34 AM

Hi all.which would be best wheels for a daily user car.have 13x7s at mo under sportspack arches but want a better and easier ride.what would you suggest the best size is.dont mind getin rid of arches for smaller ones and changing wings.but want to try to keep a good look.any pics would be good too if you have any.cheers.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:36 AM

Sorry,it hasnt got to be 13x7 or 12x6,was after suggestions for any size really.but stickin to 8.4 discs.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:07 AM

12" diameter tyres are very limited now .. think the widest are 165 which would mean stretching to fit 6" rims ..



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:18 AM

Would 12x5 or 5.5 make any difference.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:50 AM

12x5 will ride better and will feel altogether lighter to drive.

#6 nollyd

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:49 AM

Great.thats what i wanted.what arches do i need with those.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

12" diameter tyres are very limited now .. think the widest are 165 which would mean stretching to fit 6" rims ..

 

Why would a 165 be stretched on a 6 inch rim, the tyre tread is only 12mm wider then the rim. Many people put 10 inch 165s onto 5 and 6 inch rims without problems.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:46 PM

12" do not go 13"



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:50 PM

A 165 tyre fits a 12x 6 inch rim perfectly fine, I know because I have 3 sets of them

I run 26 psi front and 28 or 30 rear.

The car handles well considering it is standard

Edited by cal844, 10 June 2019 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:37 PM

Great.thats what i wanted.what arches do i need with those.


I run 165/60 on 12 X 5 and have the standard Rover Special arches.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:08 PM

You can use 165/60-12`s on the standard factory minilight style 4.5" alloys and the car will corner on rails.

It`s all the Mighty Minis are allowed and all you need on a road car, the 13`s look great but it`s style over function and despite what owners might think, they are not nice cars to drive compared to 10 and 12" wheeled cars.

Yes I have owned a couple of sports packs.

Personally I think that 12 x 5" wheels with Yoko 165/60-12 tyres are probably the best for handling on a road car, it`s just the right amount of tyre flex and anything wider you start to get clearance issues on non sports pack wings and bump induced steering that will become apparent if you drive the car in a spirited manner..






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