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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    VTO Performance Wheels- Spring Sale, order a set of 4 wheels, and we'll take $50 off your total.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Update, for the Spridget crowd, we will introducing the VTO Classic 8 in the 14x5.5 for the Spridget, we had in the Retro 4 design in that size and bolt pattern for a few years now, and are expanding it to the Classic 8 line, it will probably another 3 months or so before they are in the warehouse, but it is coming.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    What is the offset on that wheel? Same as the retro four? +22

    I'm doing some body work on a project car and I could use my bugeye wheel/tire to check fitment if they are going to be the same.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Yep same offset.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Did / does the 14x5.5 +22 wheel fit the SWA spridgets?
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Pretty sure it does , but, Hap hasn't been around for quite a while - give him a call he is a really nice guy!
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Hap suggested a 14 x 6 to fit a BE. The Classic 8 are available in Silver w a Polished Rim. That's what Bugsy is getting. A discussion Team on 14 x 5.5 vs 14 x 6 for a BE is in order. And any sticky tire recommendations. Not something with a 400+ UTQ Rating but not a $200+ a tire < 200 UTQ Rating. Something in between that will fit with a 14 x 5.5 or a 6" wheel. Trevor are you running a 5.5" Tire on Ugly Bug?
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Oh never mind. This is an old VTO sale add from 2013. I was getting excited here.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    yeah sorry about reviving old posts....been scouring the archives looking for wheel info. I did see that Hap wasn't associated with VTO any longer but the acmespeedshop.com site still shows VTO wheels?
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Hap sells both VTO and Silverstone II wheels and can give you good info on fit. Give him a call, he's always happy to help.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    I'm running the JBW 14x5.5 wheel mounted with Dunlop 185x60rx14 Direzza Sport Z1's this set up is smooth as silk!! Road force speed balance is the way to go!!

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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMax View Post
    I'm running the JBW 14x5.5 wheel mounted with Dunlop 185x60rx14 Direzza Sport Z1's this set up is smooth as silk!! Road force speed balance is the way to go!!

    https://www.gbcarparts.com/search.as...=&stype=&scat=
    I don't mind the finish on the JBW's (although I really liked the gunmetal centers on the Rota RB's) but the 185/60 R14's probably wont fit under the SWA on my '65. I'd have to run a something like a 155/70 R14 and there arent many tire options in that size
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    I have a set of Haps 13" 8's set aside for a 65 Sprite under restoration. They do not have tires mtd as yet but you are welcome to look at them for fitment if that would help.
    The car is in Norman.
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    Re: VTO Performance Wheels, Spring Sale

    Thanks Rocke!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockea View Post
    I have a set of Haps 13" 8's set aside for a 65 Sprite under restoration. They do not have tires mtd as yet but you are welcome to look at them for fitment if that would help.
    The car is in Norman.
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