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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:17 pm 
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relaxed_diplomacy wrote:

If what you say is true heaps of 4wd's are illegal.


check your local rules for wheel & tyre mods it may differ but im guessing not by much

arm79 wrote:

Still gonna hit tho. :wink:


why, isnt 3mm enough clearance?
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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:22 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
arm79 wrote:

Still gonna hit tho. :wink:


why, isnt 3mm enough clearance?


Chances are no... I've seen similar where there is 2/3mm clearance and it still hits. Don't forget, the tyre will bulge and deform a little on cornering and bumps, so there is a chance it will hit and leave marks on the tyre.

What you really need to do is invest in some new ball joints, like TRW, which have a much lower profile base compared to the factory Ford ones, which you seem to have. Then you'll have a 8 to 10mm gap.
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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:27 pm 
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trw ball joints.. hmm sounds like an idea. You reckon it might even let me fit the 225/60/16 ive got lying around doing nothing
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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:30 pm 
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I don't know if TRW are the only ones that are a lower profile, they are the only ones I've used. Unless they've changed the design in the past 12 months.
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