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Offline Adampolog40

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wheel size
« on: July 30, 2011, 09:55:11 pm »
hi, looking to fit a set of bbs rs 15"x 7" front and 8"s on the rear not too sure what et i may need fitting g60 brakes also if that matters

any advise would be great thanks

Offline PeteG40

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Re: wheel size
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 08:24:31 am »
et aside your arches will need some serious work to accomodate these and avoid ripping your tyres to shreds in my opinion (anything over a 6" wide 15" wheel normally does)

G60 brakes dont fit straight either as the bolt spacing is 100mm on the carriers and a polo is 76mm

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Re: wheel size
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 12:46:37 pm »
i have had the arches rolled and i have the spacers i need for the brakes

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Re: wheel size
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 06:17:24 pm »
If you need to use spacers to clear the brakes the wheels will stick out even further. This will make things even worse.
As Pete said, 6" wide with a near standard ET is plenty wide enough. Why try and fit something that clearly doesn't fit unless you cut the car about and then only compromises ride and handling? Regardless of arch rolling/trimming, wheels this size will rub.
 

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Re: wheel size
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 06:25:55 pm »
fair comments! thanks time for a have a re think