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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 14 inch 5.5 wire rims on rwa
just got some 14inch 5.5 width wires for my rwa.
I use the car for occasional rack days and road use in the spring. Has anyone got a some reccomendations for tyres and if there any fitting issues? Ive looked in the archives and cant really aaything. I havent lowered the car at all.
Many thanks and Happy Christmas.
|Fitting issues may depend on the offset of the wheels. Did you have them custom made to your spec or are they a standard item for another car?|
|I run 185 60 14 Uniroyal rainmasters on my 14 x 6 minilites. they are very good. The soft sidewalls work well on the road, they are a bit soft for track use.|
The next ones I get will be narrower. They grip well and look great but have made the car quite a bit "heavier"
|Bottom two or three calculators on link below might help with wheel and tyre fit generally.|
Not sure what you mean about your use of the car(? only use it in spring??).
Happy Xmas to you.
|thanks Nigel, good link.|
im assuming i wont have fitting issues on the car itself with spacers etc?
|that will depend on the offset, which is why I said it earlier.|
|I've got the same wheels with 175/65/14 Yoko A539s on them.|
Lots of grip, but I'm thinking about going down on the width. I think for such a light car the tyres don't really load up and it can skate about a bit on dusty or greasy roads. Not progressive.
Almost a case of less grip would make it more predictable and easier to find the limit, at lower and safer speeds.
I was thinking of something like 155s, but I have got nigh on 210BHP so haven't made my mind up yet...
|I would say the tyres are quite old as well, and so a newer set might be a bit softer and stickyer and take some of that skatiness away. In fact they are probably verging on an MOT failure - must be 10+ years old? (I don't do a lot of miles)|
|What speed rating will your car be requiring from the tyres?|
|I spoke to early regards "just got them", the person I was buying them from had his lock up broken into and they have been stolen. So sorry David I wont be able to measure the offset.|
Daniel the plan was to use them for track days and every day use as a happy medium.
I currently have 155/70/r13's on and wanted something a bit more grippy.
|Which 14x5.5 wires were they? midget wires have a spefic shaped centre to clear the brake calipers, any 14's I've tried foul them.|
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