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Old 9th December 2018, 08:54
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Good morning , a number of SWB owners have wire wheels fitted , i am trying to find out the type/size/new secondhand and make of wire wheels (when used with the Orson adapters) will fit under the standard bodywork and not foul the suspension , this would be the splined wheels not the bolt on type , i already have info from WCA (thanks Nick) just would like to hear what others have installed , thanks Geoff .
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Old 9th December 2018, 09:10
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I believe William had some splines made up from Orsen for his blue 250. I know he has sold the car but he does still visit the site.
With my bolt on wires the front tyres fouled the struts, changing to a 65 profile tyre solved the problem.
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Old 9th December 2018, 17:27
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I fitted jag mk2 wire wheels on all my swb cars except the first one and have a set waiting to go on the next one . kit here tomoz hopefully. hub adaptors come from MSW https://shop.mwsint.com/productsList...1&fromsearch=1

the last set were 367 inc vat and delivery Aston martin rims fit but you would need to flare the back arch as I did on my first swb.
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Old 9th December 2018, 17:55
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Hi Geoff,

I did the Z4 rear hub mod on VPG, the customer then went to Turrino wheels in Peterborough and had the replica Borranis made they are 6 x 15 and really suit the car, with the rear hub mod we didn't need to flare the rear arches either.

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Nice!
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Old 9th December 2018, 21:42
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Good morning , a number of SWB owners have wire wheels fitted , i am trying to find out the type/size/new secondhand and make of wire wheels (when used with the Orson adapters) will fit under the standard bodywork and not foul the suspension , this would be the splined wheels not the bolt on type , i already have info from WCA (thanks Nick) just would like to hear what others have installed , thanks Geoff .
I had a set of 5 1/2" x 15 Healey wires earlier in the year. They would have fitted your application but with that size and style the spokes and spinners stick out a fair bit from the outer rim. You need a deep dished rim to get the right look, the replica Borranis on the VPG car above are the best I've seen fitted to Tribute 250.I would think they come at a price and you still need to do the rear suspension mod.

Have you considered a period style alloy that would work out as a better compromise, something like BMW or Jaguar lattice spoke design. They can be had cheaply used and with a fresh powder coat do look really smart.
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That is simply stunning, the rear window, the panel gaps, the wheels and of course the flawless paint.
Any pictures of the interior?
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Good morning many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to provide info and advice , one of my reasons for asking the question was that i recently bought these from Ebay



what i should have done was more research! well anyway with the Orson adapters fitted the rears are proud of the bodywork by approx 1.5" , they do look really good (this is from someone that has said previously they would not fit wires) so they are now for sale (Ebay) , i also have a set of Orson adapters plus the two eared spinners available , Geoff .
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Just flare the arches a bit more

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