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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby droopsnoot » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:22 pm

wyke wrote:Is it possible to still get new Rostyle Wheels?


I don't think you can buy them off-the-shelf, but one of the wheel specialists might do something very similar if you have deep enough pockets. I'm sure I've seen a Rostyle-like wheel recently.
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby Fred Dukes » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:24 pm

MG Midget wheels will fit as a direct replacement for the steel wheels - there is a slight difference in the pressed shape but not noticeable until close comparison
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby 1972nail » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 pm

droopsnoot wrote:
wyke wrote:Is it possible to still get new Rostyle Wheels?


I don't think you can buy them off-the-shelf, but one of the wheel specialists might do something very similar if you have deep enough pockets. I'm sure I've seen a Rostyle-like wheel recently.


These ones....



http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/billet-104 ... loy-wheel/
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby Colin » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:21 am

wyke wrote:Thanks for link from eBay but I think the previous post suggested that 175 /70 would be my limit on a GLS, the 185 would be too wide ?
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185 / 70 x 13" tyres will be fine on an unmodified HC Viva with 5" Rostyle rims.

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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:23 am

185/ 70 13 tyres can catch on the front valence on minilite wheels - I think the HPF didn't have front valence.
I had to change to 185/60 13 on the front of my Firenza - they were then fine - still got the 185/70 13s that I took off
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby Colin » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:46 am

You're right Fred, I just looked up the standard spec for 2300 Magnum and it was 175 / 70HR x 13 tyres on 5J rims not 185s as I had thought. So I imagine they could catch as you say. :roll:
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby 1972nail » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:50 am

Back in the 70's I fitted 185/70 x 13's to 5 1/2" Alleycats and had to cut the valance and dimple the wheel well to get them to fit.
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby buxtonbod » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:07 pm

My 1300 LS has GLS upgrades with 51/2Rosies and 175 /70 tyres. only thing is, the speedo under reads by about 8mph! soI use the satnav for speed readings. :D :thanx:
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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby wyke » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Here we go again..still trying to source GLS Rostyle...mine very rusted.

5.5 inch but what is the offset ? And setting mean ..is it J ?

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Re: HC GLS wheels

Postby wyke » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Just seen mg midget wheels on eBay ...do they fit ...and is there a problem with centre caps not fitting?
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