Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer and now a Cabriolet

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Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer and now a Cabriolet

Postby KeesB » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:21 pm

Hi all,

I am new here and have just bought my first 416 Tourer. Not that I am new to Rover because I have owned a 216 Cabriolet, a 216 bubble, two 820´s, a MG ZR and that are the modern ones. I still have two Rovers P6, two Austin Maxi´s and a Mini Van.
The Tourer is my daily drive. It is from 1998 and has done 121.000 km.

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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby 1234dist » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:22 pm

:welcome
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby GTiJohn » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:16 pm

:welcome

Our mainland Europe contingent keeps growing :clapping

Good looking car :D
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby crepello » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:25 pm

GTiJohn wrote:Our mainland Europe contingent keeps growing


I'd been wondering about the reach of R8 appreciation outside the UK. Wonder when we'll get our first Japanese member?

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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:53 pm

Nice alloys. Can't quite see from the angle, but they look unusual. Not sure I've seen them before.
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:20 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Nice alloys. Can't quite see from the angle, but they look unusual. Not sure I've seen them before.


I reckon they were a special for the continent. I'm sure I've heard someone say they did wide-wheel options specifically for some of the EU countries where they would sell.
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby GTiJohn » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:37 am

They're 15" turbo alloys and are the same width as the other 15s.

Also fitted to the 216SE Coupe I believe.
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:56 am

GTiJohn wrote:They're 15" turbo alloys and are the same width as the other 15s.

Also fitted to the 216SE Coupe I believe.


In which case, they're the picture below I believe. The ones in the OP's post look somehow flatter across the outside face - it threw me a bit. But the inner rim markings are the same, and they're 6-spokes, so the most obvious answer is probably the correct one.

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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby KeesB » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:01 pm

Thank you all for the welcome.

Johnny 216GSi is right about the type of wheel :clapping , but I am not sure if the wheels aren´t a later addition by a former owner.

What would be the correct tyre size for these wheels on this car?
On the front it has 195/50/R15 and on the rear 195/55/R15.
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:39 pm

All I know is the steel wheels that would have been fitted - 175/65/HR14.

I can't remember the alloy sizes but they were 14" on the earlier cars and 15" on the later models.

According to our earlier discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9833&p=55741&hilit=185+55#p55698

...the larger alloys were 185/55/R15 and 195/50/R15. The 14" I can't remember off hand what they were.
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer

Postby GTiJohn » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
...the larger alloys were 185/55/R15 and 195/50/R15.


These are the two correct sizes for R8s as they are the same SLR (static laden radius) so the Speedo cal is correct.

The 185 was fitted from GTi 3 door launch onwards and the 195 fitted to Turbo from Coupe launch. Marketing wanted something bigger for the Turbo but 16s wouldn't fit without lockstops etc. So we just went with the wider section 15".

The 185/55 is an uncommon size now and therefore usually more expensive than the more common 195/50.
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer and now a Cabriolet

Postby KeesB » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:35 pm

The family has grown, a Cabriolet has been added :)
It is from 1997 and only has done 70.000 km!

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As a late one, it even has a "Bubble" dash

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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer and now a Cabriolet

Postby 1234dist » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:54 pm

:clapping

Seems to be the year of the cabby this year.
220 Coupe turbo K785OAT (issues :glare )
Rover Sport 220GTI m-series K56AEP
218 VVC Cabriolet R170FEU
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
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Re: Newbie from the Netherlands 416 Tourer and now a Cabriolet

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:29 pm

:welcome


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