Hi R2S. In answer to your earlier question we went to the test with standard MX5 185/60 tyres on the 14 inch rims. This kept our speedo readings super accurate. Others have passed with 15 inch rims like you have but if I were you I wouldn't test with massive tyres on top of that. Have you kept your donor wheels and tyres?
Changed my post as I found the tyre size earlier in your thread (photo of wheel and tyre) and established the tyres I planned to use would raise the ride height circa 63mm (relative to your car) the dilemma is if I keep original speedo (Dash) then I need to use wheels that came on MX5 and resolve the ht issue, or if i go for the full 205 80 15s I will need a new speedo (modern adjustable) or some way of changing the gearing to the speedo (discussed elsewhere in another thread).
This may all become academic as I'm still not happy with the rear end look and am considering reshaping it totally (but this is clearly some way off) with net result that lights will be higher.
Cars in the Workshop Replicar - 1998 Mk2 1.8 donor Honda Civic Coupe SR Discovery TD5
Hi Spudman. Water jet would be the best way for a permanent solution. We are now going to put bigger tyres on which will solve the problem so we will take out our temporary spacers and the lights will still be at 350mm. If we need to adjust the speedo then so be it.
Hi R2S. Mmm it's that trade off isn't it. Do you test with big wheels that bring up the rear end but maybe fail on speedo accuracy. Adjustable shocks might help. Thanks for the congrats guys. Good luck.
Please could someone help with Registration? I can't work out whether to apply using a V55/4 or a V55/5. Also bit scared of making a mistake on 'Manufacturer' is that me - with Make being MEV and Model being Replicar? Is it a 'Petrol Car' or a Private Light Goods. Should I send £230 for 12 months tax or try and work out something from the emissions? Sorry guys - any help VERY welcome.
Has something happened to your last post Marmot0? It was brilliant advice about registration. I hope you didn't misunderstand my reply. You said 'thanks' at the end and I wanted to say that no, all thanks should go to you. All your advice has been brilliant on all the threads you've participated in.