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#1 leighlh

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:21 PM

Hi all,
I need some assistance to point me in the right direction with my wheel and tyre choice.
I have an LH with standard height new suspension and 205/60R15 tyres fitted to wheels with 11p offset.

My problem is the tyres just clip the front edge of the Mudguards and even before I have had the chance to register it I now need to do panel repairs as the drivers side folded up on me 🤬.

The mudguards have not been modified.

What I would like to know is have people done this combo successfully before or was a change needed? I need to do a wheel alignment still but not sure if that will make a difference or if I need new tyres or something else.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:19 PM

What width are your rims and what is their backspace?



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:54 PM

A wheel alignment *MAY* make a difference, depending on how much the tyre hits by, and how far out the alignment is at the moment, and how much caster / camber you dial in?

 

You may also gain a little by rolling the lip of the guard, and you might be able to fit a brace rod from the bumper mount down to the front corner of the guard too, just to hold it out a few mm further?

 

But otherwise... what Rexy said. Obviously the width and backspace of the rims is the main thing.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:22 AM

H guys,
The rims are 7” with P11 offset which equals 4.43 inch back space.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:27 AM

Looks like you need a smaller tyre.

That’s about as much backspace as you can usually get away with using a 15 inch rim.






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