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#1 mattslegg

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

Out driving the other day and i saw a mk1 wearing ford fiesta zetec s alloys and it looked really good. Has anyone on here fitted ford wheels on there car and do they fit ok?
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:03 PM

Ford PCD is normally 108, and the 5 is 100 ?????

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for that. Pardon my ignorance but what is pcd, offset and bore and do they all have to be exactly the same as my mx5s wheels. thanks
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

PCD is the distance between bolt centres

hundreds of threads in the forum regarding which wheels and sizing have a search around

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:38 PM

Basically the holes in the Ford wheels would be in the wrong place for an MX5 hub, so you physically can't fit them ... so one of a few things has happened:

1 - The wheels were not Ford wheels, they just looked similar

2 - The MX5 had some PCD adaptors fitted - basically a spacer that bolts onto the MX5 hub and has Ford spaced bolts set into it... about £150 for a set of 4?

3 - The MX5 was one of a few MX5s that have been fitted with Ford running gear... one I know of has a Cosworth engine and 4 wheel drive :driving:

4 - The MX5 has had the hubs redrilled

So it can be done, but I'd ask the question why bother!! If you are going to change the PCD then I'd change to 4 x 114.3 which opens up a huge range of wheels...

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:10 PM

pcd = pitch circle diameter

the ford is 4x108 (4 studs 108mm from each stud )

the mx5 is 4x100 (4 studs 100mm from each stud )

so if you try and put ford wheels on a mx5 the stud will be 8mm out of centre so they will not fit , or if you do manage to get them on the nuts will not sit even in the lug :)
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:51 PM

You learn something new every day. Thanks guys for explaining that, makes sense now.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

Basically the holes in the Ford wheels would be in the wrong place for an MX5 hub, so you physically can't fit them ... so one of a few things has happened:

1 - The wheels were not Ford wheels, they just looked similar

2 - The MX5 had some PCD adaptors fitted - basically a spacer that bolts onto the MX5 hub and has Ford spaced bolts set into it... about 150 for a set of 4?

3 - The MX5 was one of a few MX5s that have been fitted with Ford running gear... one I know of has a Cosworth engine and 4 wheel drive :driving:

4 - The MX5 has had the hubs redrilled

So it can be done, but I'd ask the question why bother!! If you are going to change the PCD then I'd change to 4 x 114.3 which opens up a huge range of wheels...

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:53 PM

Wobbly bolts? Like Fiats?
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:01 PM


Basically the holes in the Ford wheels would be in the wrong place for an MX5 hub, so you physically can't fit them ... so one of a few things has happened:

1 - The wheels were not Ford wheels, they just looked similar

2 - The MX5 had some PCD adaptors fitted - basically a spacer that bolts onto the MX5 hub and has Ford spaced bolts set into it... about 150 for a set of 4?

3 - The MX5 was one of a few MX5s that have been fitted with Ford running gear... one I know of has a Cosworth engine and 4 wheel drive :driving:

4 - The MX5 has had the hubs redrilled

So it can be done, but I'd ask the question why bother!! If you are going to change the PCD then I'd change to 4 x 114.3 which opens up a huge range of wheels...

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:57 AM

That Cossie MX-5 is filth. Utter utter filth. Except the front bumper. That's shit.

Wobbly bolts? Like Fiats?

I'd rather fit wheels using nothing more than hope and prayer than something as gash as wobbly bolts.
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:11 AM



Basically the holes in the Ford wheels would be in the wrong place for an MX5 hub, so you physically can't fit them ... so one of a few things has happened:

1 - The wheels were not Ford wheels, they just looked similar

2 - The MX5 had some PCD adaptors fitted - basically a spacer that bolts onto the MX5 hub and has Ford spaced bolts set into it... about 150 for a set of 4?

3 - The MX5 was one of a few MX5s that have been fitted with Ford running gear... one I know of has a Cosworth engine and 4 wheel drive :driving:

4 - The MX5 has had the hubs redrilled

So it can be done, but I'd ask the question why bother!! If you are going to change the PCD then I'd change to 4 x 114.3 which opens up a huge range of wheels...

Russell.



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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

That Cossie MX-5 is filth. Utter utter filth. Except the front bumper. That's shit.


Agreed on both counts, but the pic of the front shows the little "bubble" on the bonnet that the owner had to make as the engine just didn't fit!

It also shows that he had to remove ALL of the bracing etc. in front of the radiator to make it fit and because of cooling issues.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:36 PM

That looks like a beast
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:38 PM

That looks like a beast


It was a beast! The guy said he did have it as a 4x4 but swapped it back to RWD. 4x4 and that power-to-weight would be MENTAL!
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:53 AM

Its difference between the 4100 and 4108 is too much for wobbly/variation bolts. Only works on 4x98 and 4100 and 5x114.3 and 5x112
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