Mk1 wheels/tyres

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Mk1 wheels/tyres

Post by davebcornwall » 30/01/19 15:01

Hi guys,

Newbie and my first time post. Please be gentle with me :D

Will some 6.5J R16 alloys fit a Mk1 and if so, what tyre size would you guys recommend please?

Also, on a Red Mk1 what is everyone’s preference when it comes to alloy colour? White? Black? Standard Alloy Colour? Other?

Would love some feedback please.

Dave.
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Post by peteV6R5 » 30/01/19 23:22

hi and welcome.
bet Jimi will be along sometime and give you some great advice

in the meantime know your 2 has this bit of info
https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/know-your-2.htm ... kbartid=85

never owned a mk1 so cant really comment other than a quick welcome and the link.
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Re: Mk1 wheels/tyres

Post by angpozzuto » 31/01/19 6:16

Hi and welcome,
It's good to see another MK1 owner on here.
6.5j wheels will fit but the offset of the wheels will decide how well they'll fit.
I reckon a 195/45/16 tyre would be the right choice for a 6.5j wheel.
What colour you want your wheels is a personal choice, I personally can't stand black wheels I'd rather silver or bronze. There should be a few pics of both colours in my build thread.
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Re: Mk1 wheels/tyres

Post by jimi » 31/01/19 8:45

As Angelo says 6.5' x 16" will fit, but the offset is really important, you'd really want to be looking for close to standard MK1 offset (35-38)
195/45/16 would be a fair choice, the RR would be very close to standard so speedo would be very close. 205/40/16 would be also be very similar, but in my opinion a bit too much tyre for a MK1.
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Re: Mk1 wheels/tyres

Post by davebcornwall » 31/01/19 11:58

Thanks for the responses. Very helpful with some great information. Will share some pictures very soon.

Cheers guys :notworthy:

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