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Minilite wheels for mk3 GT6


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Hello Andy.

 

I'm fairly certain that the GT6 Mk3 & Vitesse Mk2 (my car) are similar / identical to wheel fitment.

 

If that is the case you are best looking for 5x13 with a 165/70/13 tyre...............................I'm not saying that this is the ultimate set-up but it's certainly a very good start point. Other owners will probably have their own preferences.

 

Have a look at R&R Alloys www.randr-alloys.co.uk they have a good selection and their wheels are supplied by JBW; although R&R sell them for less than JBW do.

 

I'm thinking of buying some D1's via R&R.

 

Hope that helps ??

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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Andy.

 

I hope the following is not too basic:

 

Wheel example: 5.5" J x 13, this means that the wheel width measured from the INTERNAL beads is 5.5" wide and 13 means that the wheel is 13" diameter. The J refers to the wheel being suitable for car use. Other types of vehicles will have a different letters.

 

With those wheel sizes you can then decide what tyre size you need so for example 165 / 70 / 13: 

 

165 is the section width

 

70 is the aspect ratio, commonly known as profile - low profile are usually 50 and less

 

13 is the rim width which of course coincides with the diameter of the wheel.

 

The width of the wheel determines how large a sectional tyre you can have. You would not be able to safely put a 195 tyre on a 5J wheel as it is too narrow, conversely you would not put a 135 section width tyre on a 6J tyre. It's all relevant and there are some good websites which actually show & explain different tyre size matching with wheels.

 

Hope the above assists ??

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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The Club Shop used to sell alloys but they aren't in the current catalogue so I assume they have been dropped from the range of products now.

 

Midland Wheels usually do some pretty good deals on Alloys including packages that include tyres as well as nuts, centres etc.

 

As well as the wheel size the PCD is also important, For a GT6 the PCD is 95.25mm.

 

Midland Wheels:- 01926 817444.

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Andy,

We only dropped the genuine Minilites from the shop offerings because they were in financial trouble and got bought out by Specialist Car products, unfortuantely they changed all their trading terms with us which made it a non starter to carry on supplying them. The originals are still available from Minilite directly and they are the best. The other "copies" do not always have the correct offset for our cars and can foul the front wishbones.

http://minilite.co.uk/products.htm

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Andy,

We only dropped the genuine Minilites from the shop offerings because they were in financial trouble and got bought out by Specialist Car products, unfortuantely they changed all their trading terms with us which made it a non starter to carry on supplying them. The originals are still available from Minilite directly and they are the best. The other "copies" do not always have the correct offset for our cars and can foul the front wishbones.

http://minilite.co.uk/products.htm

 

Thanks for this info Juppy.  

I thought the copies would be OK.  They look good and at several hundred pound cheaper seemed like a good option.

I may just have to bite the bullet and pay for the original and best. Shame about the price though!

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