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MG MGF Technical - Wheel Sizes
This might seem like a really dumb question but can I fit 16 inch or 17 inch wheels to my 1996 1.8i?
At the moment it has the original 15 inch wheels but they are beginning to look a bit sorry for themselves and I would like to replace them. Will changing the wheel size affect anything else?
|Several postings on this issue within the BBS. Standard upgrade for a F is to move to the trophy 160 16". Some even available from members of the BBS if not already sold. Otherwise, Mike Satur has 17" trophy's fitted with Toyo's for a more than reasonable price! ; )|
For a full list (and highly comprehensive) of wheel options for your F try Erik's website http://www.mgtf.be or try your luck on ebay!
|All of the 16" MGF or TF wheel range will fit, with no immediate issues. If you plan at some point to fit larger brakes then the multispoke Trophy / TF160 style have the best clearance. Not much in the way of 17" wheels available in the correct fitment/dimensions, but Mike Satur does an adapter to allow other fitments.|
I'd recommend having 4 wheel alignment done after the swap.
|No disagreement from me here: as Mike says, any wheel from any model of MGF or TF can be fitted to any other model of MGF/TF - be that 15 or 16" The only exception being, as Mike says, where the AP racing brakes are fitted, wherein you have to fit 11-spoke Trophy/ TF160 wheels.|
The offset on the 16" wheels is 28mm. Be aware if you are fitting 17" wheels that you need to fit a wheel with an appropriate offset - and factor in the width of the PCD adapter as necessary.
PCD/ centre bore/ offset terms defined here (along with listing of the standard MG wheel options, of which there is a now bewildering selection!) - http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/group2/suspension/wheel_options_for_the_mgf.htm
This thread was discussed on 22/02/2005
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