Face lift wheels on a pre facelift car???

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Face lift wheels on a pre facelift car???

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Hi,

I have a 2000 Mr2, when i bought the car it had a set of 15 inch after market alloys on it, with 195/50 tyres on all 4 corners.. Not ideal i know.

I cant get wider tyres on the back alloys due to the alloy width.

I have been donated a set or original wheels in good condition from a 2004 car so its the 15 inch front and 16 inch at the back. will these work well on my car or cause me handling issues?

Also what tyres should i get for them?

Many thanks


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Re: Face lift wheels on a pre facelift car???

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Hi fella,
They won't cause any handling issues, AFAIK it was a cosmetic change.
For tyre sizes, see here.
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Post by carolineasb »

Definitely get the right tyres on the car!

Only car I have ever spun in 40 years of driving was our Y reg Mk3 when my hubby (mechanic too!) hadn't properly checked the tyres/wheels/stagger etc after we got it (possibly rusty cross member could also have added to the spin too!)

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recommend Yokohama ADO8. They transformed the handling on my car but not so good on very cold wet days)
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