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18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:23 pm
by JordanCoupe
My altezza is lowered on hsd coilovers and fitted with 18'' Lenzo d1s and I believe the offset is 25P / 40P. Now my problem is that the wheels catch the front arch liners like mad at any sort of lock to the point theat half the liners are gone. I have 225 tires fitted at the minute.

What would people recommend to fix the scrubbing issue? Ideally I don't want to raise the car up because height wise its perfect as is

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:47 pm
by peter0991
Any pictures? Need more info. Rim width, tyre profile? But if you want a short & quick answer, remove liner, underseal and roll the arches.

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:55 pm
by adam
as said more info is needed to answer properly! but dont remove arch liners, absolute nightmare for hearing stones popping up while driving!

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:13 am
by JordanCoupe
Ive been considering taking the liners out all together and undersealing and stone chipping all the exposed metal behind them, bar the stones pinging off the metal is there any other drawbacks to this, dust/dirt getting at filters etc?

the tires on the front are 225-40-18 and the wheels are 8'' wide all round

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:37 pm
by mike_01
raise the front slightly would be free and easy as you got coilovers or firm up the dampers

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:16 pm
by keepersideways
the two wings are cracked on the tezza anyway leave it the way it itl be grand, when ever you go getting a bummper or something painted get clean wings for it.. pull out the liners but keep the door side of them in it to stop in round your door filling with muck, thats what i done on my yellow one and that was decked..

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:28 pm
by adam
well with 8j wheels i would probably look at getting 215 tires! i have 8j front wheels with a plus 35 offset and running 215 with no issues. mine are 17's though but still cant see a major difference

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:46 pm
by wullie_trd
Mine catch ever so slightly on full lock, running 18"x 7.5 with 225/40/18 tyres

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:30 am
by tezza21
17s are the only job ao the atezza i think the car is under less preasure with them if ya were drifting or what ever

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:04 pm
by chewse
I also have 225/40/18's upfront and didn't have any issues even when the car was lowered but it was kinda close after raise it about an inch there's more clearance so the obvious solution would be to raise the front or maybe try some 215/35 or 40

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:41 pm
by peter0991
215/35/18 on a 8.5j et30 wheel. Only rubs when im giving it absolute mental abuse on full lock. Other than that, not a single scraping sound.

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Arches have been cut out from the front and top. But still kept them at the back section to stop s@3! going in there. Stones and stuff havent bothered me at all, and it happens very rarely.

Its always fun seeing smoke coming from your front arches though :lol:

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:46 pm
by peter0991
Forgot to mention the involvement of pliers on the lip :roll:

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:07 pm
by daveo
there is an easy way round this. pop rivet a 3mm ally plate to where it is rubbing. the tyre wont wear the ally.....problem solved

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:22 pm
by Emperor
What offset is lowest can put on?

Re: 18'' Wheels with a lowered car?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:44 pm
by Soiled
As low as you want, you can 'make' anything fit. You just need to do the appropriate work to make them fit/have the funds to get the work done.