MGF bits on a Roadster.....surely not!!!

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MGF bits on a Roadster.....surely not!!!

Postby Greg & Nic » Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:36 pm

I know that Mazda and MG owners aren't meant to mix in any way shape or form......but! I think the 8 spoke alloys on the early MGF's are as sexy a wheel as anything available. They have a kinda retro minilite look about them (like Eunos Roadster wheels on steroids) and I just like 'em!
It seems that they have the same PCD and offset as Mazda wheels and just wondered if anyone has seem an MX5/Roadster fitted with them??
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Postby inddigo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:30 am

I got one word to say.....Blasphemy

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Postby neuromancer » Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:11 pm

Got this from a wheel website

Mazda MX5 PCD 4 x 100, Offset 35...42, CBore 54.0

MGF PCD 4 x 95.25, Offset 35...30, CBore 56.6

Doesn't look like they'd fit anyway. Maybe you could drill the holes out a bit :twisted:
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Postby don.b » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:41 pm

It might be a first for Mazda.....an MX5 with bits that fall off while you are driving...just like an MG :lol:

A few years ago I fitted 4inch PCD American Wheels to an Opel (100mm PCD) and they were OK, only 2mm of a difference though.

My wheel supplier said they would be alright as long as you tighten the wheel nuts up in the correct sequence :wink:
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Postby neuromancer » Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:02 pm

Liz&Don wrote:It might be a first for Mazda.....an MX5 with bits that fall off while you are driving...just like an MG :lol:

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We had to tow a neighbour's MGF home last weekend (behind our Land ROver, not the MX5) after it broke down - seemed to be a fuel pump problem.

At the risk of being barred from the forum, I must admit to liking MGF's as well. I looked at both before buying my 5. It was the reliability (or lack of it) that swayed the decision. Even a quick look at any MGF owners forum seems to be full of fairly serious breakdowns- the notorious cylinder head problems and others. Most Mazda sites have just minor issues. Maybe MG will move to Toyota engines like the Elise.
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Postby don.b » Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:50 pm

Hey,

You'd get on great with my wife...she also looked at the MGF before the MX5, she said it looked "Butch" to which I replied........ "so does a Boxer Dog" ....8 years ago she had a Salmon Pink Metallic Escort Si Cabriolet, so to her an MGF might look appealing.

She did persuade me to look at one with her, but amongst other things I didn't like the driving position, I felt I was sitting on it, rather than in it. Also there was a gap in the soft top, just behind the side windows.

As far as reliability goes, we've had the "infamous" clutch judder repaired on our car, but I suppose it was not a breakdown, just an inconvenience.
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Postby Greg & Nic » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:10 pm

If they don't fit they don't fit....I don't like 'em that much that I would think of modifying things.
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