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Well the thing is firstly I really like the alloys I have but...................

 

The offset is a bit out for my cab meaning the inner lip of the arch catches over humps and with load in the back (lowered -40mm on 17" btw).

So can the offset be machined so it is an escort fitment and if so how much would something like this cost per wheel?

 

Dont want to have the arches rolled and I know thats possible so no need to tell me that one ta. :cheers:

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if you machine off the back of the wheel, you will be increasing the offset.

 

But yes it can be done, we have had to do a few sets where i work, price wise i would not know because the warehouse managers dad can do them for us.

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if you machine off the back of the wheel, you will be increasing the offset.

 

But yes it can be done, we have had to do a few sets where i work, price wise i would not know because the warehouse managers dad can do them for us.

 

 

Sorry yes I should of said increase shouldnt I. So can I assume you had a Peugot offset incresed for Escort Tez? Would a wheel refurber be best to contact local?

Thanks for the quick reply.

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Would this not weaken the wheel

 

 

I was wondering this but if you look at the part that needs some skimming its a very thick solid chunk of alloy, add to the fact its only mm's taken off from the look of it?

This would obviously need a professional with correct gear to skim & measure the amount removed.

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any machine shop would be able to do it, do you have a picture of the back of the wheel as if theres not much meat you may be disappointed, have you considered having you arches rolled?

 

See original post, I'm looking for a cheaper option maybe?

Wheels atm are on the car so can't get a pic but coming off so I can do the lower arms and arb links.

Im sure theres "meat" on them though iirc.

Isnt it only a few mm they need to be done by?

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what offset are they now? and i guess your looking at getting to about 38mm, yes offset is measured in mm.

 

tbh unless your studs stick a long way into the face of the wheel you won't be able to lose more than say 10mm maximum and then you will have weakened the mounting face and be putting more strain on the studs

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what offset are they now? and i guess your looking at getting to about 38mm, yes offset is measured in mm.

 

tbh unless your studs stick a long way into the face of the wheel you won't be able to lose more than say 10mm maximum and then you will have weakened the mounting face and be putting more strain on the studs

 

 

Ahh its getting clearer now. The studs are those tuner type bolts & I think quite long. Not 100% sure on the current offset either I'm afraid but they only just catch the arch lip. For some unknown reason I have et32 offset in my mind but again not 100%.

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if you were at 32 they'd be fine on an escort

 

cant be far under then maybe 28 if its only just catching?

 

Heres a pic from the back, doesnt look much out does it if you look at the arch position?

Might help???

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/peeweeevo/CabbyReturn2010/DSCF0097.jpg

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mid twenties as an educated guess, what brand of 205/40/17s are you running? looking like fk452s, are you catching front and back or just rear?

 

I will get more info for you when sure, tyres I dont think are a good make but sure theyre 195/40/17"s.

Mainly the back causing the biggest problem, fronts can do if turning an going over a bump.

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