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Hi there , bit of a n00b here so please excuse me:iwstupid:

just a quick question, i have an R registration Rover 200 Bubble shape, and am realy interested in getting some new alloys and basically the question is.... Will a set of 17s ,, preferrably these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....7965482786&rd=1

fit on my car without any modifications or will work need to be done to allow them to fit? If so how hard is this to accomplish and how much are we looking at for a garage to do it for me :minxy:


cheers for any help

tommi
 

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they will fit staight on m8, nay bother, but i hiope u have some lowering springs ready coz they seem to sit a bit high with normal suspension! :)
 

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Rys18s said:
they will fit staight on m8, nay bother, but i hiope u have some lowering springs ready coz they seem to sit a bit high with normal suspension! :)
Agreed, I have these in chrome and they sit high, but im not too bothered as lowering on a 40mm tyre is suicide on your back
 

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They will fit perfectly and the offset is right for those wheels and your car.
The ZR 17's have an offset of 45mm also.

There will be no scrubbing whatsoever at full lock.

Oh and one other thing. I bought my wheels from the same seller. Don't just bang your wheels on as soon as they arrive as more than likely they won't be balanced properly.
Take 'em down to your local garage and get 'em balanced again. I did and they would have been way out if I hadn't.
 

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to be honst for the cash you looking at for those alloys i'd get some MG straigfhts and lower the car, then it would sit perfectly on the large wheels. dont think it would scrub still but im sure someone will confirm that
 

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tommylifely said:
cheers for the help guys , now when you say they will sit high , would i be better off getting a set of 16s instead >?(maybe these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=72253&item=7965481473&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW) would they look like the car is sitting better as i dont realy have any intentions to lower the vehicle as of yet.
thanks
They won't sit high. They will be exactly the same as the original wheels. They just LOOK like they do because of the larger rims. I don't think they do.
However, look at mine they don't look too bad do they?
In fact I thought they make the car look lower and so did my mate.
 

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yeh but with 19's your bound to get rubbing on full lock! Im looking at 18's and iv got some concern as to whether their gonna be ok. Also gonna lower by 40mm so hoping its gonna be ok on corners too without rubbing!!
 

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ok thanks again for all the replys;

ashy, yeah i think the wheels in your pic look great on the car thats why i was considering those 16s which look the same as yours? are they the same size as yours?

now just gotta choose which i prefer,,, the 5 spoke 17s , or the 18 spok 16s :( i hate decisions
 

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scotty p said:
17s the 200 laughs in the face of 17s u can get 19s in there
I wouldn't want 19's on the car anyway.
Massive wheels don't always look better, it depends on the car.
The 200 is only a medium sized car and 19's would look pants on it if you ask me. I think 17's is the max you should go on the 200 otherwise the tyres would need to be mega low profile and my alloys are scuffed enough thanks cuz of those damned 205/40's and the ride would be crap also.

Tommylifely, the ZR straights are 17's and have 205/40's on them. You will have no problem with these. I have also been told you can drop 40mm with these and still be OK.
 
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