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apbellamy

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There has been a little discusion about what wheels went on Metro Turbo's and when. This is an uncomprehensive list based on my knowledge, reading on the internet and wheels that have passed through my hands (i.e. it could be wrong, but I'm as certain as I can be that I'm not.).

MK 1 Turbo - 13 x 5.5J flat style with small round centre cap. These are clearly identified by the imperial size and the flat recess in the nut hole. The nuts are very rare and the plastic caps to cover them are even rarer.





I think it would be possible to turn down a set of revolution style nuts to fit these wheels.

MK2 Turbo - Available in both 13 x 5.5J and R315 160 (Metric). These wheels are visually similar, but have a single plastic centre cap covering the nuts and a larger resessed centre. The wheel pictured is 13".



Late MK2 Turbo and Advantage - Cross/multi spoke wheels in 13 x 5.5J. Metro Advantage and some white turbos had them in white, otherwise they where silver.




Rover Metro GTi - I am only mentioning these as they are easy to mistake for the turbo crosswires (I know from experience). They are 13", but with a 100mm PCD, meaning they do not fit on MK 1 or 2 metros. They are identifiable by the larger centre cap with cutouts for the wheel nuts.



Hopefully this will clear things up, but feel free to comment and add anything I have missed or have incorrect.

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


metroturbo

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The early MK2 turbo wheels were imperial wheels when fitted to the turbo. They were metrics when fitted to the nasp MG as all MK2 metros apart from the turbo had metric wheels for some daft reason.

The white cross spokes were only fitted to the advantage. The silver cross spokes were fitted to the turbo and GTa. That's not to say some people didn't specify the white alloys instead.

Other factory alloys fitted to the metro were the 12" pepper pots and the metric "cheese graters", both on the nasp MG.


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wow, thanks for the info john!!!
lol

On 2nd Oct, 2009 Vegard said:


On 1st Oct, 2009 Jimster said:
I bet my first wank came quicker than your first mini turbo


These new modern turbos with their quick spool up time, would make the competition harder.


On 15th Aug, 2011 robert said:
phew!!! thank you brett for smashing in my back doors .( not something i imagined writing... EVER)


apbellamy

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On 1st Mar, 2010 rubicon said:
wow, thanks for the info john!!!
lol

No problem's Geoffrey

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


John

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Bungle?

If something is worth doing, it's worth doing half of.


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On 1st Mar, 2010 metroturbo said:
The early MK2 turbo wheels were imperial wheels when fitted to the turbo. They were metrics when fitted to the nasp MG as all MK2 metros apart from the turbo had metric wheels for some daft reason.


That makes sense as I have a set of these


that came off my Normally Aspirated MG Metro doner car and they are definately the metric ones.

Schrödinger's cat - so which one am I ???


Jason G

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Also...they did the rather sexy Ronal. :)

On 19th Jan, 2010 wil_h said:
I would start the furthest place from the finish.


On 24th Mar, 2012 apbellamy said:
I feel all special knowing that I've given your mum my wood.


Been neglecting Turbo'd 'A' series..............


apbellamy

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On 2nd Mar, 2010 Jason G said:
Also...they did the rather sexy Ronal. :)

Are they factory wheels or specially made for the chalenge cars??

EDIT: Jason - for sharing all this invaluable info with you, you should feel compeled to give me a set of ronals for my troubles *happy*

Edited by apbellamy on 2nd Mar, 2010.

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


Jason G

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I maybe wrong...but I think they were comissioned by rover sport for challenge cars only. Still a sexy wheel.

Anyway you cheeky bastard...you've just repeated what I said on the 'For wanted' post! Give me some tires! lol

Edited by Jason G on 2nd Mar, 2010.

On 19th Jan, 2010 wil_h said:
I would start the furthest place from the finish.


On 24th Mar, 2012 apbellamy said:
I feel all special knowing that I've given your mum my wood.


Been neglecting Turbo'd 'A' series..............


metroturbo

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The design of the Ronals isn't unique, but the size and fitment may be. The same design was fitted to the Audi Quattro but in a bigger size.


apbellamy

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speaking of Ronals...



Thanks Mr Spambot.

mmmm spam sandwichs.

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


kenny2

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i have 3 of the pepperpot type! my dad "lost" one years ago when he hit a ditch, any body know where i'd get one??? will they fit my minis???

On 5th Jan, 2011 wolfie said:
he floated over to mine for a bit of ring


John

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They will fit but the offset will be wrong. better just selling them.

If something is worth doing, it's worth doing half of.

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