I've just bought some new wheels for my Rover 216.

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I've just bought some new wheels for my Rover 216.

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Hi Everyone

I am dead chuffed and well excited so I had to make a post! I nabbed some Cosmos alloys on ebay for a 1er and drove up from Gloucestershire to Birmingham today to collect them, they are in pretty good nick and I can't wait to get them on the old girl! Will have to take out the MG centre caps and replace with Rover ones! They need new tyres so don't think I will run them until Spring, hence no pic of them on the car already! :( Can any one confirm will using the same wheel nuts be okay??

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May I ask from which car these alloys are taken? Asking because of MG centre caps.
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You will need some wheel nuts for alloy wheels - still available from Rimmers.
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Re: I've just bought some new wheels for my Rover 216.

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Roverlike wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:00 pm May I ask from which car these alloys are taken? Asking because of MG centre caps.
The guy I bought them from said he had them on a MG ZR .

The centre caps say MG but I think they can be replaced. The rims themselves were originally Rover as that is on the back of them.

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itcaptainslow wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 7:37 pm You will need some wheel nuts for alloy wheels - still available from Rimmers.
awesome, thanks for letting me know! cheers

There are 2 options;

> Models with Alloy wheels to VIN AD83100
>Models with Alloy wheels from VIN AD83101

my car says :
e11*93/81*0016*06
SARRFMWZFYD459143

I would assume the first option , or does it not apply because the wheels are not for this car originally..

any ideas which I should go for? cheers

https://rimmerbros.com/ItemList--Rover- ... s--m-28152
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evan91 wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:20 pm or does it not apply because the wheels are not for this car originally..

100% correct.

The Cosmos wheels were fitted as standard to some versions of the Rover 45, so having looked at Rimmer's page for the 400/45 range I would suggest that these are the nuts to go for: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-RRD100500

You should go for 205/45 x 16 tyres, as if you go any higher on the profile (50 or 55) the tyres will rub on the inner wings when you are on full lock (many MoT testers would give you a 'Fail' for that).

The centre caps just push out, the Rover centres are available new from Rimmer Bros for approx £12.50 each, there are also plenty available secondhand on eBay.

Finally, it is a good idea to let your insurance company know, as those particular wheels would never have been a factory option on your car. If you have it on a 'Classic' policy, it is unlikely that they will charge you any extra (well, that's based on my experiences over the years :wink3 )
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Re: I've just bought some new wheels for my Rover 216.

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220 GSi turbo wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:14 pm
evan91 wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:20 pm or does it not apply because the wheels are not for this car originally..

100% correct.

The Cosmos wheels were fitted as standard to some versions of the Rover 45, so having looked at Rimmer's page for the 400/45 range I would suggest that these are the nuts to go for: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-RRD100500

You should go for 205/45 x 16 tyres, as if you go any higher on the profile (50 or 55) the tyres will rub on the inner wings when you are on full lock (many MoT testers would give you a 'Fail' for that).

The centre caps just push out, the Rover centres are available new from Rimmer Bros for approx £12.50 each, there are also plenty available secondhand on eBay.

Finally, it is a good idea to let your insurance company know, as those particular wheels would never have been a factory option on your car. If you have it on a 'Classic' policy, it is unlikely that they will charge you any extra (well, that's based on my experiences over the years :wink3 )
thanks for your reply! That's some really useful information and just the kind of thing I am glad to be part of this forum for, so thank you.

I probably should have asked for advice on here before I went and got the wheels though as now I realise, with VAT, the wheel lug nuts will come to double the price that I got the alloy wheels for :unsure :unsure
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You can probably get some decent correct wheel nuts from eBay at a fraction of the cost of Rimmers.
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