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  2. Spot-on! They would look very smart! I'm sure I've read before about some fitting 17 or 18 inch wheels to Manta's and reverting back down to 15 inch as they ruined the ride etc. What width do you plan on getting? .... and tyre size/profile?
  3. Not sure, they are MGZR alloys with spacers. Offset according to web search is 45, so I probably have 25mm spacers, can’t remember exactly. Shell studs are extra long. It’s what came with the black coupe I purchased.
  4. Your wheels must be a fairly high positive offset are they?
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  6. Ah cool, no just the narrow body I’m afraid, sure you could get some pretty extreme offset wheels under the 400 arches though👌🏻
  7. Thinking something along the lines of the attached picture. Sticking to 17” 👍 even though my gut is telling me could carry 18” off on our arches.
  8. I have 225 on rear of the silver coupe already, 215 front.
  9. Thanks for the offer, i'm currently building a 400r but running a Volvo 240 rear axle so not sure how it compares to the manta A axle until i start measuring. Have you ever worked on offsets on a kitted Manta?
  10. Well done there guys for saving another, some great fabrication work as well👍
  11. Thanks for posting Graeme, but I cant take the full credit as Dave at Mantasport did the chassis work. As Im currently off work like a lots of others so I can crack on until I run out of supplies Ian
  12. Don’t know if I’d chance 8.5’s unless you’re willing to roll the arches, pity to get a set for them not to fit. I’d probably try 8’s et20 max with a 195 tyre to be safe.
  13. That’s still wider than I expected, so 8.5” would fit without rolling, thanks.
  14. See my back arches are rolled and I cut the lips on the front wings clean off so wouldn’t like to say for a car with standard arches tbh. Also depends if your car is lowered, you will then need an adjustable panhard rod. Mine before the air ride with 60mm springs I could get 16x9 et15 on the back with no scrubbing at all but like I say that’s with rolled arches.
  15. This was my very rusty but much loved GTJ now owned and being rebuilt by fullsunian The good times when she looked her best..the car that is . 20 odd years latter.the only good body work was the roof and bonnet sat in my back garden for many years didn't want to scrap it. Some strengthening work needed before one car became two Chassis legs repaird/replaced To be honest I really didn't think anyone would take this on and would end up with the roof cut off and scraped.my hat is off to you fullsunian.
  16. Impressed you seem to have got away with ET0 at all. In the market for some new rims for my silver coupe now, was going to pay to have the MG ones refurbished, but they are not perfect for what I want. I do like the look of the multispoke, but I want an edge on the rim to polish up like the GTE exclusive alloys are. whats the widest rears we can fit without needing rear arch lips to be rolled?
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  18. The air ride was a piece of piss to fit, just replace the springs with airbags. A few tweaks involved of course, had to cut away the front bumpstops and drill a few holes or mounting etc but generally no bother at all. The management was more of a pain tbh. It was a custom made kit from a company in Croatia, there are another 2 Mantas that I know of with the same kit so they will obviously make them to order. Wheels came through Auto Extreme, although these wheels have now been discontinued so these are a mismatched set with slight defects (paint imperfections) so couldn’t be sold from the factory. I like the look of a lot of the image wheels, they’re just bloody expensive! But any split rims are. If you want any info on sizes and offsets pm me and I’ll happily share all the info I know, I’ve had various sets on this car, before and after the air was fitted and have looked into offsets no end for years👍🏻
  19. Aggresive look works for me, how did you get on fitting the air ride front and back? I'm guessing it wasn't an off the shelf kit also i'll be ordering some custom wheels soon, where did you get yours from? I've been looking at Image wheels as they do a lot of 3 pieces and after speaking to them they mentioned if i get the off sets wrong its pretty straight forward to swap around, of course that won't be free!
  20. Just fitted them this afternoon, put the tyres off the borbets which I thought would work fine but turns out the fronts are too fat and will rub the wings so I’ll have to order narrower ones☹️Wheels are 7twenty style 44’s, 16x9 et0 and 16x8 et0, not sure about the colour but we can easy sort that. I quite like the aggressive look!
  21. Clearance looks comparable to a lot of oem fits these days mate, don’t think you have any worries there. what wheels you changing to?
  22. Caliper is a little closer to the shock but still plenty of clearance. I’m quite happy with the result anyway. Although if I was to keep these wheels on I think I’d run 10mm spacers on the back as the wheels now look a bit too far in. My new wheels should fill the arches out perfectly.
  23. I think that would look spot-on!
  24. Well it’s been a looooooong time, but not far from getting car back from body shop. They have some snagging points to fix, a bit of the black trim that needs to be painted. Thinking the alloys now need to Dark anthracite with polished rim?
  25. Great job, if I had those some time ago... Remember the ones of the GSI just by stripping the doors they "desintegrated". Needed them so I bought them from reprotec (Had to give my right arm for the set). A few years later the ones of the "400" began to leave a black greasy residu on the windows, despite that car doesn't see the sunlight that much😕?
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