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 Post subject: 17's on an si
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:21 am 
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are 17s hard to fit an si i ordered some rs 7 spokes the other day
and just wondered wot you have to do to get them to fit
i know its a 3.5 so its easier just wondered if they went streight
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:05 am 
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they will go straight on, but, and it's a big but, it way foul the damper(coilovers are the only option really), and you'll probably need to trim the arch a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:05 pm 
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very nice. now trim it now :lol: 400x100 pix is the ideal 8-)

17s on an Si. mmm. afraid its a case of trial and error. the mk3.5 is more forgiving that the mk3 when it comes to fitting them, but its still damn tight. :(

on a lighter note. it will look BO :wink:

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They do fit but it will be tight and the arches will most prop's have to be modified

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What would arch rolling cost for something like this? Also, I use alot of B-roads fast, would 17s ruin my handling?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:23 am 
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if the shocks are standard ford ones, then 17's with the correct offset on the Si should clear the suspension anyway, or you can use 3mm wheel spacers to be sure, always worth getting your arches rolled too. Dont pay someone else to do em, just cut them off your self with a jigsaw and use some hammerite to protect the paint after from rust etc..

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depends what speed your doing down the b roads should never be more than 60 :look:

ming you i have been known to clock up 130 on roads which are suicide at 40 but less than 17's would be more forgiving on handling but get the suspension setup right and you'll be fine

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