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Post  Jammer on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:56 pm

I have just fitted my new wheels and tyres, they are 265/75/16 mud terrains. I am getting some rubbing on the inside of the wheel arches at full lock. my first thought was to adjust the lock stops but I could really do with not having to increase the turning circle so I thought about spacers instead.
As the wheels are now, they come out just past the arches by a few mm so with spacers they with stick out by 30mm or so. I have read conflicting things about this affecting the MOT, some say that if the wheels extend past the arches it will fail an MOT and others are saying that it won't.

Does anyone know?
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:31 pm

Hi jammer the tyre has to be inside the outer lip of the arch but some mot stations might let it go
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Post  dougie1913 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:40 pm

hi jammer hw u doing?

ive read thaat u can have the wheel sitting 1" outside the arch and mine was when it went for the MOT and i had no preblems

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Post  Jammer on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:42 pm

superb! thanks guys, it has recently been MOTd but I'll maybe invest in some wider arches before next year.

Thanks again Very Happy
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Post  Steve on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:45 pm

My tyres on the frontera stuck out a good inch never had a problem with it at MOT but guess it depends on how the tester feels on the day Laughing Laughing
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Post  Jammer on Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:25 pm

Ach well I'll chance it then and see how it goes, cheers!
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Post  Steve on Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:42 pm

The only thing about wheel spacers that i have heard is that they can be heavy on your wheel bearings i have never had any trouble with them but i think there is some truth in it.
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Post  Jammer on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:43 pm

Aye I've heard people say that too, i'll give it a go and see scratch
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Post  Roz on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:52 pm

Jammer, have you got any pics of your motor with the new tyres on it? I'm just about to order a set that are 10mm wider than yours and wouldn't mind a look to see how they sit.... what rims are you using?

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Post  Jammer on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:55 pm

Hi Roz, I'll nip out tomorrow with the camera and take a pic, it looks tons better than the old ones, they're on 16" modulars.
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:08 am

Razz Hi jammer at brahan to day there was a lot of guys with wheel spacers if ther were problems i dont think there would be so many
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Post  Steve on Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:12 am

Alot of the time wheel spacers are a must depending on the size of the tyres i could do with them as my tyres rub on full lock which is a pain maybe i will invest in some one day.
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Post  Roz on Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:15 am

jammer wrote:Hi Roz, I'll nip out tomorrow with the camera and take a pic, it looks tons better than the old ones, they're on 16" modulars.

Cheers mate, it's a set of black 16" modulars that I have in garage just asking for some serious rubber!
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Post  Jammer on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:17 pm

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Post  Steve on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:21 pm

Nice piccys mate what a diffrence it has made there will be no stoping you now. tongue


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Post  Jammer on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:24 pm

CLUNYKNOX wrote:Razz Hi jammer at brahan to day there was a lot of guys with wheel spacers if ther were problems i dont think there would be so many

That's good to know, I don't like the increased turning circle even for getting in and out of parking spaces Rolling Eyes
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Post  Jammer on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:26 pm

Admin wrote:Nice piccys mate what a diffrence it has made there will be no stoping yo now. tongue

Cheersh mun, aye I'm delighted! Very Happy
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Post  Steve on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:44 pm

Im planning on putting on 235/85/16 on the disco just for more lift.

Where did you get your wheels and tyres from mate ind if you dont mind how much did the set you back. Embarassed
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Post  Jammer on Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:22 pm

I got them from mailorder4x4.com, 485 inc VAT for a set of 4, they're only remoulds though, I'm too poor for BFGs Sad
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Post  Roz on Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:17 pm

They look fantastic!! Changes the stance of the whole vehicle, looks like I'll be olacing an order in the near future.....

How do those ones handle on the road?
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Post  Jammer on Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:38 pm

They feel much more sturdy on the road, the Farmer Giles wheels I had were like jelly for going round corners on. They're a wee bit more noisey but it just means I'll have to get a decent stereo setup to drown it out What a Face
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Post  Roz on Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:42 pm

Nice one! is that the Recip Trial tyres by any chance? The ones I was after are now out of stock, so I'm looking at alternatives.....
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Post  Jammer on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:18 am

They are indeed, I just had a look and they seem to have removed them from the website scratch
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Post  Roz on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:34 am

Well, I was offered a good deal, so I've bought a set!

265.75R16 Kingpin Mud Trackers, I had smaller ones of these on a series 3 I used to own and liked them, so 270 for the set of four delivered sounds pretty good!!

hope they arrive soon, there is snow to play in!!



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Post  Steve on Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:46 pm

They look the part Roz a mate had them and he got on great with them there not bad on the road either.

Well you got your wish mate more snow to play in with your new tyres Laughing Laughing
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