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#1 Dyl

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

Hi folks, got a set of 7js to fit my van, clear the inside lovely, but stick out 10mm past the bodywork, & as our dear local constabulary are rather keen on wheels staying within the body work, I don't want to upset them lol!!

 

So any one got any cheepy arches, or know where to get any from/suggestions etc. I don't mind spacing out the wheels a little more & getting something like 25mm/30mm if I can ever find any!!

Got any ideas?



#2 scottybo

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:53 PM

Does that not catch when you drive?
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#3 SLEEMAN

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

what about flaring the arches out??


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#4 Dyl

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:08 AM

Does that not catch when you drive?

Havn't driven with the 7s on yet, I hope not cos I really like them. Still sorting out tyres for them atm. offered the rims on & 10mm sticking out!! I'll let you know & stick some piccies up if they don't rub!

 

what about flaring the arches out??

Not sure how to do that, is that actually stretching the arch out with a proper tool Sleeman?



#5 lee grout

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:19 AM

You can use an arch rolling tool that fits to the hub and then you roll it backwards and forwards while slowly winding it out further. Or get busy with a hammer and gently work your way around. Will 10mm really matter? I've seen some cars are a lot worse than a measly 10mm.


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#6 shawdreamer

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:33 AM

You can use an arch rolling tool that fits to the hub and then you roll it backwards and forwards while slowly winding it out further. Or get busy with a hammer and gently work your way around. Will 10mm really matter? I've seen some cars are a lot worse than a measly 10mm.

 

there was a Pigyacht with a full Dimma kit knocking around my area a few monthes back and I swear to god his rear wheels stuck out so much it looked like he'd bolted a set of space savers to his alloys.

 

heard the lad who owned it talking in my local shopping centre.......... it was all "dis init, ano init, chillin init", made my teeth grind so much that I had to move out of earshot or it was gonna be "lamped in the snoz init" :rolleyes:


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any monkey can buy and bolt on.... an individual creates
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you have to really ask yourself something when you consider trying to insult me.. do I really seem like the type of person who gives a flying shite covered monkey F*ck about your pointless comment?.. I'll save your deminished intellect the struggle..that'd be a "No"
Anything can be made to fit.... thats what hammers are for silly!
All posts are the view of the writer and not necessarily that of..... actually no, I dont really give a flying flame toasted turd, dont read my posts if you dont like em R-tard.
no one can accuse me of being "two-faced", Ill call you a nob behind your back and to your face... the latter preferably so I can watch you uselessly blow your lid
being directly honest with your opinion may not make you well liked but it will get you appreciated by the worthwhile few with the sense to understand.... Id rather be appreciated for who I am than liked for what I'm not.

#7 Dyl

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

Depressing init! lol! Hey, Shawdreamer, whats a pigyacht?

 

Thanks for comments guys, I think that getting some rubber on the rims, & test drive is next. My neighbour is MOT tester & reckons as long as the tread is under bodywork then is legal, so will see whats its like with tyres now, might not need arches after all. But like the idea of roller.

 

I did the hammer thing nearly 30 years ago to my old 3.0 Essex powered 64 Zephyr, & slipped some 10" wolfies under the rear end, then matt blacked it. A tool in its day!! You could hammer it all day long with out any flex on panels, thing was built like a battleship!!



#8 shawdreamer

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

pigyacht = peugeot


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any monkey can buy and bolt on.... an individual creates
!
you have to really ask yourself something when you consider trying to insult me.. do I really seem like the type of person who gives a flying shite covered monkey F*ck about your pointless comment?.. I'll save your deminished intellect the struggle..that'd be a "No"
Anything can be made to fit.... thats what hammers are for silly!
All posts are the view of the writer and not necessarily that of..... actually no, I dont really give a flying flame toasted turd, dont read my posts if you dont like em R-tard.
no one can accuse me of being "two-faced", Ill call you a nob behind your back and to your face... the latter preferably so I can watch you uselessly blow your lid
being directly honest with your opinion may not make you well liked but it will get you appreciated by the worthwhile few with the sense to understand.... Id rather be appreciated for who I am than liked for what I'm not.

#9 Dyl

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

I think we may need an escortevolution dictionary for the "old timers" like me lol!!


pigyacht = peugeot

Thanks Shawdreamer!



#10 scottybo

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:02 PM

You can use an arch rolling tool that fits to the hub and then you roll it backwards and forwards while slowly winding it out further. Or get busy with a hammer and gently work your way around. Will 10mm really matter? I've seen some cars are a lot worse than a measly 10mm.


any treat visible past the arch is an immediate mot failure. Second to that when u hit a bump and it rubs like a slut lol
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol



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