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ROADSTR6
04-13-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm looking to "plus one" size my B's wheels. I'm thinking the TR6 wheels might work. Any ideas? I' would try it myself, but my '74 TR6 has steel wheels and my '69 B has wires. Let me know if you have any ideas. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gif

trrdster2000
04-13-2005, 01:22 PM
Roadstr6, The wheels do have the same splines and will fit your hubs, but and thers's always a butt, the TR6 is 15 inch and the MGB 14 inch so you will have to play with the size tire to get in the well without having a clearance problem. Wayne

Geo Hahn
04-13-2005, 02:17 PM
May be hard to find a BTDT but you could try to find a willing local TR6 owner with wires who would let you pull a wheel for a trial fit. Buy him lunch and don't make him come to your place and he'll probably accomodate you.

robert speed
04-14-2005, 01:56 AM
THE MGC'S USED 15" WIRE WHEELS.IF THEY ARE THE SAME HUB AS THE TR6 I AM NOT SURE.

Mark Beiser
04-14-2005, 03:07 AM
72 spoke MGC wire wheels on an MGB with slightly lower profile tires works well, looks sharp too.
Just don't go to overboard with the lower profile tires, if you get the tire width to wide, you will have problems with sidewall flex that will make the car handle like it has a flat tire. It cost me $400 to learn that once...

Get the size and profile right and you can have stiffer sidewalls and wider tred than with standard wire wheels without having to give up the wires.

manymgs
04-15-2005, 03:47 AM
They will probably fit a CB roadster. I ran TR6 wires on my 74 1/2 bgt for a few years using 185/65/15 tires. worked well and looked good.