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Ahhh the old stock 14inch wheels, didn't think anyone was still running those. Don't think I have run on those now for over 15 years since the Bridgestone RE710 (from memory) tires went obsolete.

Keep a lookout for a cheap set of 15 inch stock wheels, they are a direct fit replacement using the same wheel nuts.

Tire choice is getting very limited for even the 15 inch now but if its not a daily driver you can still get the correct size awesome race tires for the 15 inch which totally transform the handling if you like to drive hard.

Its not possible to run those 14 inch wheels on a modified turbo anymore unless you have a death wish.


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looks to be from the picture in great shape
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jeff wrote: 13/06/21 14:07 looks to be from the picture in great shape
Sure does and in the best colour :D
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Just make the gearbox oil change the first thing on the "To Do List".

Always loved the Yellow MR2's the best to be honest but they faded something awful. Not seen one for years now there were very few made in that colour.

Sadly the new car colour choices now are pretty boring, managed to get my mother into a brand new yellow Suzuki Swift Sport a few years ago. Most defiantly the safest color on the road in terms of visibility by miles and makes it so easy to find in a carpark.

Would go for a yellow STi but I don't think they will bring one out that the calipers match the body.
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MR2DI4 wrote: 14/06/21 3:56 Always loved the Yellow MR2's .
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jeff wrote: 14/06/21 8:25
MR2DI4 wrote: 14/06/21 3:56 Always loved the Yellow MR2's .
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MR2DI4 wrote: 13/06/21 0:57 Ahhh the old stock 14inch wheels, didn't think anyone was still running those. Don't think I have run on those now for over 15 years since the Bridgestone RE710 (from memory) tires went obsolete.

Keep a lookout for a cheap set of 15 inch stock wheels, they are a direct fit replacement using the same wheel nuts.

Tire choice is getting very limited for even the 15 inch now but if its not a daily driver you can still get the correct size awesome race tires for the 15 inch which totally transform the handling if you like to drive hard.

Its not possible to run those 14 inch wheels on a modified turbo anymore unless you have a death wish.
Yes, 14 inch, I’m not a fan, I will be looking to change them as soon as possible. Running Falkens atm.What’s the best size to go for to still have a fairly decent ride? And what’s this about using the same wheel nuts, others need different nuts?
I see some that fill the arches properly, but they have probably been lowered as well.

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MR2DI4 wrote: 14/06/21 3:56 Just make the gearbox oil change the first thing on the "To Do List".

Always loved the Yellow MR2's the best to be honest but they faded something awful. Not seen one for years now there were very few made in that colour.

Sadly the new car colour choices now are pretty boring, managed to get my mother into a brand new yellow Suzuki Swift Sport a few years ago. Most defiantly the safest color on the road in terms of visibility by miles and makes it so easy to find in a carpark.

Would go for a yellow STi but I don't think they will bring one out that the calipers match the body.
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There was a yellow one on eBay last couple of weeks, it was too much money for me though, but I would have bought it for sure if I could have stepped up.
I was one of those Yellow Ducati owners (748SPS they didn’t do them in red) it’s my favourite colour, but not for vehicles generally.
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jeff wrote: 13/06/21 14:07 looks to be from the picture in great shape
It is, it’s 30 years old, it’s had a bit of paint, that’s to be expected, but the arches and sills are in excellent shape, it will need a good wax oil though as I live by the coast, otherwise it’ll rust while I sleep.
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Hotrod wrote: 14/06/21 16:53 And what’s this about using the same wheel nuts, others need different nuts?
Toyota OEM wheel nuts have a flat face seat. Aftermarket alloys generally have tapered/conical ones.
This explains the difference and why using the wrong type is a no-no.
See Seating type here - https://www.performancealloys.com/wheel ... heel-bolts
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TonyleFrog wrote: 14/06/21 18:05
Hotrod wrote: 14/06/21 16:53 And what’s this about using the same wheel nuts, others need different nuts?
Toyota OEM wheel nuts have a flat face seat. Aftermarket alloys generally have tapered/conical ones.
This explains the difference and why using the wrong type is a no-no.
See Seating type here - https://www.performancealloys.com/wheel ... heel-bolts
Thanks for that, good info.
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There's a thread on here covering MR2 wheels(with pictures) that shows the different wheel nuts
https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/forum/59/41923.html
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that not in ky2?
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jeff wrote: 15/06/21 18:34that not in ky2?
I thought it was, but I can't see it, maybe needing to visit specsavers :rofl:

I'll add the bit about wheel nuts into the alloy wheel date articles in each section. :th:
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