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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2008, 09:47:43 am »

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but I still the parts in a box in my workshop should any body be interested
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I hope nobody here are foolish enough to fit spacers!!.. As you rightly say Hans... they can be very dangerous....not to mention harmful to your wheel bearings etc.
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008, 01:10:18 pm »

Spacers on original wheels are a crazy idea.  They should only be used to bring the offset back to what it should be if you fit wheels with a non-standard offset.  If you do that and fit wheel bolts with the appropriate length then they should be safe.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2008, 11:24:19 pm »

phil75, what kind of rims are those on your car? I think they look rather nice on it, altough not the 80s-look as the car is.

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2008, 11:39:27 pm »

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I hope nobody here are foolish enough to fit spacers!!.. As you rightly say Hans... they can be very dangerous....not to mention harmful to your wheel bearings etc.

for me spacers (with ring of centering) of only 10 mm with adapted bolts
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2008, 11:57:09 pm »

does anyone know what size these are? 15?
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2008, 01:48:05 pm »

does anyone know what size these are? 15?

At least 16.
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2008, 11:45:18 pm »

I imagine these would fit - comes in 7,5x16 - 4x98
ET25 should be acceptable

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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2008, 10:31:11 am »

I imagine these would fit

I agree, and as they are for Fiats, the hub diameter will be right too - or suitable adapter will be supplied.

But I'd personally aviod rims this large as with a 16x7.5 rim will have to fit 205/40's on the front. That's a very low profile for the Murena and I think it will make the ride a good deal too harsh. Such a wide tyre will also pick up a lot of road squatter on the light fronted Murena.

Also remember, modern cars have very soft bushings in the suspension, wheas our cars have solid rubber bushings - not as uncomfortable as PU-bushings, but one can't rely on them to absorb much. But some people do run on these and are apparantly happy with the result! And the looks are 'potent' Wink

I think the Lotus Europa S is fitted with 195's on the front and 225 on the rear by the way. It has a similar weight distribution as the Murena. Has anyone here tried one, by the way (off topic, I know)
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2008, 08:40:18 am »

I imagine these would fit

I agree, and as they are for Fiats, the hub diameter will be right too - or suitable adapter will be supplied.


what adapter is needed? for the ET or centerhub?
Im in need for new wheels  Smiley

and according to wheelcalculate will 205/50-16 be the same as 195/60-15
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2008, 11:09:37 am »

I imagine these would fit

I agree, and as they are for Fiats, the hub diameter will be right too - or suitable adapter will be supplied.


what adapter is needed? for the ET or centerhub?

Centre hub - it's a plastic ring.

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and according to wheelcalculate will 205/50-16 be the same as 195/60-15

Well you have the wrong rim diameter there. Original Murena 2.2 wheels are 185/60-14 front and 195/60-14 rear.
I'm  using the tools on http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2008, 11:47:55 am »

I like the look with 50' tyres - to me 40 is to low, makes it look like something from a bicycle :-)

Using 205/50x16 would give a change of diameter in 3.7% - which is acceptable.
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2008, 04:44:02 pm »

I don't think that my murena resembles a bicycle  Grin Grin


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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2008, 04:59:07 pm »

I don't think that my murena resembles a bicycle  Grin Grin

Nono, its a quadcycle Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2008, 05:43:20 pm »

I don't think that my murena resembles a bicycle  Grin Grin

Ups, Phil - Sorry if I hurt you there  Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed
Are they 17" rims ?

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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2008, 10:25:34 am »

Ups, Phil - Sorry if I hurt you there  Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed

you don't have me hurt, I laugh


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Are they 17" rims ?
Yes
Front 215/40R17
Rear 235/40R17

Nono, its a quadcycle Cheesy
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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