New girl!

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New girl!

Postby laura moss88 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Hi can anyone shed some light on to what wheels I can fit into the Morris without too much work? I'd like it to stay on the road when hitting corners and roundabouts! I've read that many threads and articles I'm back to square one and know sod all!
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Re: New girl!

Postby manic morris1 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:02 pm

hi are you upgrading to disc brakes.
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Re: New girl!

Postby laura moss88 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:18 pm

Not anytime soon...I quite like the assisted drums
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Re: New girl!

Postby laura moss88 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:19 pm

Although I'm open to anything!
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Re: New girl!

Postby MickEssex » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:30 pm

If you want to keep original looking, you could use Banded or van rims which are wider, if not you could go for 5.5j Minilite style wheels. There are not many options for the minor with standard 4" (101.6) PCD.
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Re: New girl!

Postby MickEssex » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:35 pm

Most important are which tyres you have fitted and age condition and tyre pressures all have a factor in road holding. I never really had a problem with standard wheels and grip.
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Re: New girl!

Postby laura moss88 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:39 pm

I know they are new and from Charles wares mmcenter...am I right in think I could put 15" on with a lower profile tyre? I like the look of banded but I hear the centre can't take the added weight?! Not too fused about keeping it looking original
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Re: New girl!

Postby MickEssex » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:35 pm

Yes 15's with a lower profile would be fine, exactly what I was going to do if I hadn't sold the Traveller.
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Re: New girl!

Postby manic morris1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:31 pm

hi laura have you decided what wheels .steve
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Re: New girl!

Postby old english white » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:12 pm

MickEssex wrote:Most important are which tyres you have fitted and age condition and tyre pressures all have a factor in road holding. I never really had a problem with standard wheels and grip.


I couldn't agree more. Wider wheels and tyres might look good on a Minor but will make little or no difference to road behavior above decent tyres on standard rims particularly on a standard car. If you want a cheap, different look AND cheaper tyres you could try the various 13inch wheel choices from MG Midgets which are plentiful and inexpensive secondhand. I found that a slightly wider 13inch tyre had a very similar rolling radius to a standard 145x14 Minor tyre.
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Re: New girl!

Postby Custard » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:48 pm

All depends how you intend driving it.

Going to a more common tyre size gives you more choice and I feel that the manufacturers have developed them more.

Also from what I have seen you can pay as much for a standard Minor tyre as for a more modern one, because they are sold in higher volumes.

If you are into making good progress I feel the upgrade is worth it, but it is contagious, once you start modifying there is always another bit that can be improved and another etc. But that's half the fun.

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