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Re: Wheels further!

Subject: Re: Wheels further!
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 14:39:34 -0700 (MST)
what offset do you run with your 205/50s and on what year car?  have you
made any other mods to the suspension etc?

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'71 BGT rust free and burnt orange
'74 BGT going by-by soon
'63 Buick 215 

On Sun, 5 Dec 1999 wrote:

> Quickly, while the wheels from other sources for your MGB is being discussed, 
> I have a couple of other suggestions:
> Option 1. Wire wheels:
> 15" triumph TR4 wire wheels with lower profile tires.  This looks real nice, 
> allows aggressive tread and profile look, and maintains stock configuration.
> Optio 2.  4 lub wheels:
> 2.  There are a plethora of front wheel drive after market wheels that will 
> fit an MGB.  anything with a 4 1/2 X 4 lug pattern will fit.  MGBs have an 
> extended offset towards the body, and thus have a good bit of room inboard 
> that is not utilized on standard wheel offsets.    Front wheel drive wheels 
> are heavily offset towards the chassis.  I have run 205-50s for quite a while 
> on an MGB with aftermarket front wheel drive wheels.  These wheels are 
> usually more modern looking, but if that is the look you are going for, you 
> can find exactly what you want at any decent tire and rim store.  The only 
> negative side of this method is that the wheels are flat faced, meaning you 
> don't see a dish difference between outer rim and hub, (just as you see on 
> any front wheel drive wheel).  
> Joe Potter
> 73 MGB GT V-8
> 48 MG TC
> 37 MG VA Tickford

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