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CamGTS
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MGF 15" wheels

Postby CamGTS » 02 Jun 2020 13:06

Can someone please confirm that these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264065510892?ul_noapp=true are a straight fit. New nuts required I know. Was looking at Miniltes but costs difficult to justify. Oh and what centre caps can be used?
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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby saabfast » 02 Jun 2020 16:26

They should fit OK, sometimes the centre bore needs to be relieved a little. You can often get sets from people breaking MGF's much cheaper than that.

Not sure what centre cap fits (other than MG) but I think many keep the MG caps with Triumph/TR7 etc stickers over as available on ebay, something like https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-Garl ... xybLpRhhcF (not sure 50mm is right for the MG caps, needs to be checked).
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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby Howard_B » 02 Jun 2020 20:15

MGF / Rover caps fit with a caveats.

Rear caps just clip straight in, but front caps need to be modified. Cut off the lugs and fix in place with a couple of dabs of contact adhesive. I have the Rover caps on mine and when sprayed silver the logo vanishes completely. The only issue is that the tyre fitters knock them out when they balance the wheel.

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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby Rich K » 02 Jun 2020 21:11

Hi Cam,
I have MGF 15” wheels on my car. They fitted straight on with no issues. I cosmetically modified the MGF centre caps using body filler and sprayed them silver to match with stick on Triumph badges.
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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby CamGTS » 02 Jun 2020 22:16

cheers
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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby CamGTS » 03 Jun 2020 09:08

more questions - what are people using for tyres? I see 195/50 15s seem to be popular. Any experinces on tyre types etc. What to avoid and what works?
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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby stevie_a » 03 Jun 2020 09:45

I highly recommend these have got them on my 7 and I have MG TF alloys also on another 3 vehicles

https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/ ... 82v-878236



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Re: MGF 15" wheels

Postby Hasbeen » 04 Jun 2020 05:50

I have Symons 15 x 7 wheels, an Oz high quality 2 piece wheel, stud centric as the MG wheel, & an MG spare on the 8.

I have Michelin 195 60 15 on the front, & 215 50 15 on the back. This is about as wide as you can go with out "tubbing" the rear end.

By comparison I have 185 70 13 & 205 70 13 on the stock 7 with 6" wheels.

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