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wheels &tyres to fit a mk 2

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wheels &tyres to fit a mk 2

Post  woody9067 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:56 pm

At the moment my mk 2 has 165/70/10 tyres and wheels .Im having extreme difficulty in sourcing any replacements. I want to replace them with say 12 " wheels is this possible? and are there any more sizes I can use? If there is please let me know,these tyres and wheel are stopping me getting on the road.
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Re: wheels &tyres to fit a mk 2

Post  Mk3rob on Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:08 pm

Your bog standard mini steel 12" are your best bet and are still in plentiful supply.

Alloys are ok as long as you get the cross section right ie the bolt on bit is in the center of the wheel and not on the outside otherwise they catch on the shockers (rear) or reduce steering. Ive tried spacers but you have to be carefull otherwise they do your bearings in.

It also depends on what you want to do with it, road or off road.

Mine came with 13" steel Wellers which are fine on the road, but didnt get the power to the wheels so i changed to 12" steel mini's and use HiLo's

I'll be at Castle Coombe in 2 weeks time, its not that far from you and there will always be some bargain second hand wheels.

I picked up 2 at the IMM for 25 with legal tread on them, these are on the front of my Scamp now


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Post  Jono on Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:17 pm

Did none of the 3 companies I gave you have any?
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:31 pm

Mr Yates still uses 10" wheels all round on his Mk2 and he recently bought a couple of 10" tyres from his local tyre fitter in Cheadle, skinny 145's for 25 plus fitting Falkens I think he said (he has been known to cheat and use snow chains in the past when off roading).
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Post  woody9067 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:52 pm

Thanks Jono ,No none of them had any, and they had a load of back orders,Thank for the help
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Post  woody9067 on Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:16 am

Im not tech minded. I have the option of 4 mini cooper minilites12x5" wheels and tyres .I dont know if they will fit my mk 2,can anyone please help.a speedy reply would be greatfully received
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Post  Regsmonster on Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:50 pm

woody9067 wrote:Im not tech minded. I have the option of 4 mini cooper minilites12x5" wheels and tyres .I dont know if they will fit my mk 2,can anyone please help.a speedy reply would be greatfully received

I'm sure James' Mk2 has 12inch wheels that are wider than that so I would imagine you would have no problems with those.
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Post  woody9067 on Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:50 pm

Thanks everyone Ive just got hold of 4 thinies thanks for all the advice and help
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Post  Tom stenner on Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:33 am

i got a set of 13" wellers which im going to use colway grass tracking tyres for off road use on the front.
but i have 2 decent mud and snows on 2 of them which i was planning on fitting to the back. unfortunatley they dont fit due to the tyres being so chunky.
does anybody know of any off road/ mud and snows with a smaller profile? or is it going to be easier to use 10's on the back or possibly 12's???
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:29 pm

Tom stenner wrote:i got a set of 13" wellers which im going to use colway grass tracking tyres for off road use on the front.
but i have 2 decent mud and snows on 2 of them which i was planning on fitting to the back. unfortunatley they dont fit due to the tyres being so chunky.
does anybody know of any off road/ mud and snows with a smaller profile? or is it going to be easier to use 10's on the back or possibly 12's???

12" gravel/M+S tryes will fit on the back. 13" nobblies will need radius arms extensions and you'll also have to cut the back bit of your rear arches off like we did to 'Pea' many years ago.
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Post  Tom stenner on Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:50 pm

ahh ok cheers, il have to keep my eye open for a set of 12" wellers then. yea i knew that was my other option and wasnt too keen on it.
Do you meen the pea as in the mini shortie thats green and has the pea written on it???
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Post  ZED on Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:53 am

Tom stenner wrote:Do you meen the pea as in the mini shortie thats green and has the pea written on it???

James means his Pea:- http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trr-developments/pea.htm

Elaine. Wink
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:21 pm

Nice one Elaine.

Tom, It looks like you need to brush up on Scamp folklore. No doubt you'll be enlightened when you come along to a Scamp event.
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Post  Tom stenner on Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:22 pm

ahh i see, and i look forward to it. Hopefully wont be long now. I got some more pics to upload...which i will do when i got a little bit more time
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