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Rays rims on Aero? #578561
28/05/19 05:32 PM
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Gents, I was getting the bike MOT'd at Sarum airfield last week and I stumbled on a gaggle of Morgans, including several Aeros, one had a rather nice set of Rays alloys, I think it was blue with a different colour valance, anybody know who the owner is? I'm after a set of 18"s for mine.
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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578567
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PeterJ will know as he organised the event I believe.


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578633
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Originally Posted By Gareth H
Gents, I was getting the bike MOT'd at Sarum airfield last week and I stumbled on a gaggle of Morgans, including several Aeros, one had a rather nice set of Rays alloys, I think it was blue with a different colour valance, anybody know who the owner is? I'm after a set of 18"s for mine.
Thanks
Gareth


The Morgan-specific Rays alloys (as fitted to the Aeromax and available as an option on other Aero-chassis cars) are 19"

In my opinion, 18" would have been the correct size for my Aeromax, it was over-wheeled and the sidewalls too shallow. The +8 Aero does ride better than an Aeromax, particularly the rear, so I expect 19"s would not feel too large - if you can find them that is! S


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578669
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Thanks Stuart, I had assumed that they were aftermarket, the search continues for a set of multi spoke forged 18"s.


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578674
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The only aftermarket alloys I have come across have been from Rimstock IIRC. https://www.rimstock.com/

Shooter had a set for his Yellow/MattBlack Series 4.


Alex of Purple Supersport fame has also had some.


I don't think either set were without some challenges.

The S2 had a variety of multi-spoke but these were not so common.


The 18's + sidewall on the S2 definitely have a more even blend of comfort, grip and handling than the 19's on the Coupe.

Last edited by Alistair; 29/05/19 07:45 AM.

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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578695
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Thanks Alistair, yes the Rimstock are the only option I have come across so far, and are more palatable than the £3k the factory want for the Speedster wheels.


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578755
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The wheels you talk about are 19" forged alloy wheels made specifically for Morgan and knows as Aeromax wheels. They are eye-wateringly expensive, very light and incredibly robust. I do not know of anyone who has bent or distorted by hitting a pothole.

I have been told that Rays will supply the 18" version to distributors, but not the 19" version: it exclusive to MMC.,
Further, MMC don't seem interested in sourcing or selling these wheels anymore.

I have them on my Plus 8.... happy3


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578771
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Thanks Peter, it's the 18" wheel I'm interested in, when you say distributors do you mean Rays or Morgan dealers?
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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578790
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19 inches you have this option as well: FONDMETAL 9RR. Check on the fondmetal website if/what they do have 18 with the proper tech specs.


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578817
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Originally Posted By Gareth H
Thanks Peter, it's the 18" wheel I'm interested in, when you say distributors do you mean Rays or Morgan dealers?
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A good question.
This is the link from the Reys site to UK distributors.

https://www.rayswheels.co.jp/shop/world.php?lang=en&gr=1&area=22#shop_list

Interesting that the master distributor is in the West Midlands....


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #578846
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Rimstock were the suppliers of the series2/early series 3 multi spoke in the picture posted by Alistair. My favourite Aero wheel. That is why I went to Rimstock for the S4.

The GTN is set up with 225 section tyres all round. Newer Aero's are 245 rear and 225 front on the same wheel width. I think a good solution is to go half inch narrower wheel on the front if running 19's as the 225 tyre is not then being stretched.


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Re: Rays rims on Aero? [Re: Gareth H] #579052
31/05/19 06:30 PM
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Gareth, I don't know if your wheels are the same as mine but my wheels are made by Rimstock for Morgan although they are 19inches.

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