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Old 08-09-2018, 11:49 AM   #1
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Whats the going rate for a 1.4 16v mpi engine box complete with wiring steering column rad pipework ect
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:00 PM   #2
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You can get a complete car for a couple of hundred quid


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Old 08-09-2018, 01:39 PM   #3
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Everybody seems to be restoring them tbh couldnt find a gti for tidy money but have found an eng box with 56k miles a loom subframe ect want 400
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You specifically after a Metro GTi?
Be cheaper to buy a Rover 25 and get a subframe.


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Old 08-09-2018, 02:33 PM   #5
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No mate ime after the best bang for my buck ime a bit gremdn regards whats possible how about the rover 75 1.8 turbo will that fit ? A gti subframe
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The most usable is a VVC engine, a turbo K will fit but it doesn’t really fit under a Clubman front the only way to get it to fit really is with a custom manifold to relocate the turbo.


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There’s a couple of pinned topics at the top of the Rover Chat section that will give you a good idea of what to expect.


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Thanks mate much appreciated also what alloys will fit the metro hub something deep dish all metro alloys are not to my taste

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Old 08-09-2018, 08:08 PM   #9
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The problem with wanting deep dish is that the Metro track is 4" wider than mini track with the standard rover metro wheels, with deep dish wheels you will probably need something like 6" wide arches to cover the wheels, have a look at Wade's mini in the Honda section.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:27 AM   #10
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I've just changed from dished mini wheels to metro wheels so if you do go down that route I have a set of fibreglass custom 6" front arches, look pretty much the same to Wade's in the thread above.

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I dont mind the wider track tbh but would have to have a wide tyre on there i love the low wide stance type of look
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:37 AM   #12
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I'm running 185 60 13 with a standard rear subframe and have about 6-8mm clearance between the tyre and the radius arm which I have releaved some of the casting lines to give me the clearance that I have. I too like the wide and low stance but it gets to a compromise between look's and drive-ability.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:05 AM   #13
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I'm running 185 60 13 with a standard rear subframe and have about 6-8mm clearance between the tyre and the radius arm which I have releaved some of the casting lines to give me the clearance that I have. I too like the wide and low stance but it gets to a compromise between look's and drive-ability.
Everyone has their own preference.

I have tried the 185/60/13 tyres and thought my Mini was awful with them. The tyre is over an inch bigger diameter than the 175/50/13 I currently use. You have to raise the car up in order to stop the tyres rubbing the arches.

A few of us are realising that the lowered Mini is likely for track use only. Anyone using it on the road will encounter speed bumps. They are a chuffing nightmare for us Mini drivers. I have just raised mine up again to accommodate them.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:16 PM   #14
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This has a beam axle ( both wheels on either end of a axle) and the arches as cut back so i thnk i will be fine with clearance just need to get a set of coilovers
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