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 Post subject: 16's or 17's
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:07 am 
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my si is currently on Tsw Hockenheim R's but there only 15's and look really poor, just wonderin if any arch mods are needed to fix 16's or even 17's. i can pick up a set of 16" cossie wheels for real cheap but i dont know if they'll rub even on really low profile like 35 or 40.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:00 am 
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i reckon its always worth getting your arch mods done, no matter what size wheels your running, opens you up to options in the future if you decide to change wheel sizes or lower the car further etc..........by the way go for 17's !

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Id disagree on 17s as Ive had them before

Just get 16s to be sure :D

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Id disagree on 17s as Ive had them before

Just get 16s to be sure :D


Why disagree on 17's ?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:45 am 
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stick with 15's, just get different wheels.
if they're done right it looks good
mine are 15's
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how much arch work needs to be done if i was runnin 205/40/16's?

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i just dont wanna buy some 16's and put them on the car for them to rub like fook and then have to get rid of them!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:59 pm 
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i think the only prob you may have with 16's is the supension cup.
try them with 195's not 205's and get a tyre with a very slanted sidewall
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cossie wheels can be fitted but you have to completely butcher the arches or your car and run coilovers ask dr emmet brown on here about it :wink:

17's can and will fit but as said best doing arch mods if you can afford it anyway.

lowering your car further makes no difference on the size of your wheels unless they are physically tucked inside the arch.

what ever the wheel size it will still only go into the arch so far lowering just shortens the amount it will travel

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how much you reckon it would be to do the arch work?

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for what wheels?

for cossie rims you need the front arches cut right back on both wings, inner liners removed, arch kit if you have one modified and cut back, plus all the edges treated so they dont rust

on the rears you again need the arches cut back on both inner and outer skins then re-welded together plus the arch kit modified again if you have one.
and again all the egdes treated

for 17's and 16's normally you need the arches rolling on the rear and maybe trimmed or rolled on the front

arch rolling can cost anywhere between ?25 and ?75 per arch depending on how much you want it rolled by.

cutting you can do yourself for free and just touch the edges up either by spraying or using hammerite if hidden

be aware for cossie wheels you WILL need coilovers ?500+ for them

and you may need spacers on any size wheels depending on offset

if you have to use big spacers longer studs will be required these can be soucred from a mondeo other options include hub spacers which ill again require longer bolts

anything else just ask

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so for 16's i defo need arch work?

the wheels i'm lookin come with 195/45/16's, do you reckon i'd need to have 195/40/16's and just remove the inner plastic arch?

i know you can buy the tool that attaches to your hub and you can roll them yourself, but i'm poo at DIY and it always go wrong so i'd rather get them done pro or just leave the arches standard and hope that they dont rub!

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mine has 16's, is lowered and only get scrubs on full lock?

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wot about if you have ppl in the back?

wot tyres you runnin?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:09 am 
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havnt had ppl in the back yet (provisinal :cry: )

205/40/16 (i think)

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does it not rub over big bumps or jumps?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:16 am 
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jumps? :lol: not many of them round guildford mate


nah hasnt scrubbed on a speed bump yet mate

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right, so your runnin 205/40/16's with no arch work and its been lowered?

is it an Si, and did you change the suspension or just new springs?

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just crappy gmax springs mate. bloke before me did the work, but i cant see any arch trimming or any spacers. im not 100% on tyre size

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:40 am 
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also every car is different there are lowered fiesta's on 17's with no arch work

there are cars on 15' with arch work you can turn round and say 100% it will fit

my advice will be to do the heaviest arch work you can

wel thats what i'm going to do

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