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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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danielruhe
Daniel Ruhe

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05/23/2019 12:44PM

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Minilite Wheels
Posted by: danielruhe
Date: February 02, 2021 03:33AM

Hi everyone, I am looking to get a nice set of deep dish style mini lite wheels in the ford 5 bolt pattern. I am putting the preform resources flares on my car and have stock width 8.8 ford rear end and stock width fast cars front suspension. I am looking to really fill out the wheel wells as much as possible as well as trying to find a company that makes a nice set of wheels. If anyone could give me recommendations on the widest wheel/tire combo they believe I can run and also where to purchase them it would be greatly appreciated. I preferably want a 15" diameter wheel.


MGB567
Barrie Braxton

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Re: Minilite Wheels
Posted by: MGB567
Date: February 02, 2021 02:30PM

I have a set of VTO Retro 15 x 7 with 0 offset (from Hap). I daresay he can get the Silverstones with a 0 offset. There are no old school deep dish rims available off the shelf so if that's what you want you either get them made or find something used.


waterbucket
Philip Waterman
England
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07/30/2011 01:08PM

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1972 MGB GT

Re: Minilite Wheels
Posted by: waterbucket
Date: February 03, 2021 01:54PM

Here are two options for similar wheels, the offset on the first ones are 8 mm so will push the wheel out 5/8 inch over a normal MGB offset, the second ones do not give the offset other than "various offsets available" Bear in mind that altering the offset will affect steering effort and stress on wheel bearings. Also bear in mind that you would pay about 16% less than the advertised prices due to there being no VAT to pay on exports so about 315 ($425) shipping to the USA with DHL $170 for a 4 day delivery. I have no affiliations to either company.
[www.ebay.co.uk]

[www.ebay.co.uk]


geezer
Charles Durning
Magee, MS
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11/16/2017 01:16PM

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1974 MGB, 1967 Morris Minor

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Re: Minilite Wheels
Posted by: geezer
Date: March 24, 2021 08:06AM

VTO may be your best option for "custom" wheels. Give Hap or VTO a call with your requirements. They may have a stock wheel that can be drilled for the Ford PCD.

www.acmespeedshop.com
[www.vtowheels.com]


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Minilite Wheels
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: March 24, 2021 08:48AM

Another company to check out is Rota...[rotawheels.us]


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