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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:06 pm 
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Below is a pic of what im talking about, and currently its alot closer than that because i fitted higher profile tyres, so the gap now is only 3mm.

Its currently on Lows and the question is, if i fit superlows on the front, will the tyre come closer to hitting, OR does it always stay the same distance apart regardless of how low the car is?

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:13 pm 
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will stay the same distance...

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:16 pm 
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Indeed it will stay the same, as the stub axle that the tire is mounted to is part of that upright.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:17 pm 
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it will stay the same no matter how low or high the car is..
the distance from the tyre to the top of the stub depends on the tyre profile not suspension height..
as the stub axle assemble is a solid piece and the whole wheel and stub moves together with the suspension...
if that makes sence????
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:27 pm 
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ok thanks, good to hear.

I already wasted $250 on new tyres cause they were hitting that bit. Settled for 215/60 and they 'just' clear it
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:12 pm 
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I don't really want to say it, but you could try wheel spacers. Up to 8mm might be all you need. And maybe skim a bit of metal off the balljoint if possible and if it helps.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:28 pm 
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what size are the wheels. i had 19x8's BA offset with 30mm spacers and 245/35 tyres and it didn't hit anything at all

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:58 pm 
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wheels are 16x7.... but with higher profile tyres than normal.
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:03 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
wheels are 16x7.... but with higher profile tyres than normal.

Im just wondering why you would run a higher than normal profile ?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:09 pm 
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because the ever popular 225/50 is actually an undersized tyre, and requires more car dumpage to look ok.

and higher profile tyre makes for a smoother ride, and fills the guards a little at the same time
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:17 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
because the ever popular 225/50 is actually an undersized tyre, and requires more car dumpage to look ok.

and higher profile tyre makes for a smoother ride, and fills the guards a little at the same time


but has the rolling diameter changed ? still Leagal???

& with 17's being cheap as chips why 16's ?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:26 pm 
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blownhead wrote:

but has the rolling diameter changed ? still Leagal???


legal.... no... cant go more than 15mm in diamter or less than 25mm. But i have a speedo corrector so its still all reading right.

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with 17's being cheap as chips why 16's ?


these wheels came up at a good price so i bought them. Wheels arent really a priority to me, better than the stockies i was riding on before lol

plus show me some 'cheap' & DECENT LOOKING pre- au 17" wheels in QLD :wink:.... most people upgrade to 17's just for the sake of a bigger size, regardless how s**t the design is
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:29 pm 
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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:17 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
blownhead wrote:

but has the rolling diameter changed ? still Leagal???


legal.... no... cant go more than 15mm in diamter or less than 25mm. But i have a speedo corrector so its still all reading right.

Where did you get the info about legalities involving wheel O.D.'s? I had only ever heard of the speedo needing to be within X%.

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

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:12 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
ok thanks, good to hear.

I already wasted $250 on new tyres cause they were hitting that bit. Settled for 215/60 and they 'just' clear it


Still gonna hit tho. :wink:
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