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My local go to tyre guy reckons 14" tyres will be rarer than rocking horse effluent pretty soon, so I am 'future proofing' . From what I have read elsewhere 15" tyres might not have too long to go either. I might go with TonyleFrog's suggestion of 6.5Js and spacers on the rear, I can keep the 14s with fairly good tyres to go back to stock when/if I sell the car.


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I think we will see the likes of the Toyo R888 arround for a while in 15 inch because it's used on a few old classics and race cars but yes the 14 inch tyres are dead. The 205 on the rear was wrong from the start and the move to 225 was a big improvement.

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At last I have bought a set of wheels. They were were n't too far away and were a good ( for me) price. They are BWE Racing alloys, made in Italy. The shock horror is that they are all four are 7J. Before I bought them I checked with a friend of mine who is a chartered MechEng who has been involved in vehicle R&D. He reckons that the important factor in 'stagger' is the difference in dimensions between the front and rear track. Something that changing the J on its own will have less effect than changing the ET. Also that the scrub radius remains as near to original as possible.
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So what size are they ?
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!5inch.
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TonyleFrog wrote: 30/09/20 21:55
Bru_lynn wrote: 30/09/20 9:59
Looking at various web sites regarding tyre fitments/wheel width, 6.5J wheels are good for both 195 and 205 tyres, thus, in my mind preserving the stagger, or am I wrong?
Yes, you are. The stock figure is 30mm not 10! - https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/know-your2/mk2/ ... tyres.html
Actually on a rev 1 the original rears were 205's so this would have been fine. I run 205's on my daily, it's not a problem.

7j on 15's are actually ok all round as long as the offsets are correct, you'll just find that your front wheels are slightly wider than stock but can still happily run 195's.
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The stock 15s were cheap and easy to get several years back over here. I have 2 sets one on the car and the second set in boxes. Mainly got them in case I damage a wheel as replacing the whole lot with something else is a nightmare. Not seen any for sale that are not on a car for a while. One set was $150 and came with near stuffed tyres the guy thought I was buying them just to do burnouts with 🤣🤣🤣
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Tbh in UK your stock 15's (not rev 5's) are still really cheap and easy to get hold of.
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Chris69 wrote: 08/11/20 17:27
TonyleFrog wrote: 30/09/20 21:55
Bru_lynn wrote: 30/09/20 9:59
Looking at various web sites regarding tyre fitments/wheel width, 6.5J wheels are good for both 195 and 205 tyres, thus, in my mind preserving the stagger, or am I wrong?
Yes, you are. The stock figure is 30mm not 10! - https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/know-your2/mk2/ ... tyres.html
Actually on a rev 1 the original rears were 205's so this would have been fine. I run 205's on my daily, it's not a problem.

7j on 15's are actually ok all round as long as the offsets are correct, you'll just find that your front wheels are slightly wider than stock but can still happily run 195's.
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OEM 14" wheels with 60 profile tyres - https://www.wheel-size.com/size/toyota/mr2/1991/

However the OP's original post was referring to 15" wheels (which are what he has since acquired) and my comment was in respect of the OEM tyre stagger thereon.
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