Mx5 wheel fitment issue...please help.

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  1. Nick_Racing green

    Nick_Racing green New Member

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    I'm I need of some advice on getting a set of BM8s Et0 to fit nicely on my mx5. Arches have been rolled and coilovers are ready to get the vehicle low, however it looks as if the wheel arches are going to sit on top of the tire tread when lowered from these images. Does anyone have any advice that may help? Thankyou.

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  2. Mig1375

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    Once you fit your coilovers and lower it it will be fine as the top of the wheel will camber in . I had 8.25 wide et0 no problems with 195 wide tyre
     
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    Easiest way to have a visual check is to jack up the car & put it on stands then put the jack under the suspension lower arm & jack it up.
     
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    Nick_Racing green New Member

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    Thanks Mig1375, that's what I was hoping for, however due to them look so wide at the moment I was very sceptical?
    Do you have any pictures of yours. And if so did you need and arch work done. As I've rolled mine already.
     
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    Check in build threads theres pics. i just rolled fronts back was fine
     
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    There you go

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    Looks good, nice stretch on the tires. Are you geting any rub from any of the arches at all?
     
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    No none av actually took these off now and fitting 16x9 et20 205 50. Once tyres arrive
     
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    Good luck with that, looking forward to seeing them fitted. I was tempted by 16s but the BM-8's that I really liked maxed out at 15's unfortunately, otherwise I would have rather gone for 16's with an even smaller tyre wall and pos more strech. Now I know I could have easily gone for 185/45/15 but played it safe with a 195/45 as I'm new to this.
     
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    Only reason am going 16 is i i was scraping the floor with 15 tryed 17 but didn't look right
     
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    Yeah I was concerned about scrapping on 15s but as I saw lots of others going for it as the 15" is so popular and the wheel I preffered would only go up to the max radius of a 15 I had no choice. Also I though a16" would have more chance of catching the inner fender liner bumper attachment mounts.
     
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    mk1’s look good on 13’s imo
     
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    Yeah the deffo do but to have a nice stance height wise ur quite low for ground clearance
     
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    @Mig1375 I just want to thank you for your advice mate. You were right about the wheels cambering in upon lowering. Happily sat a little lower now ☺

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    That looks the part
     
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    Looks good, I stopped running my car super low because it drive like ass, but they still drive good if you don't tuck the tyres in chthe arch too much.

    My nb1 is on 16x8 et5 front, et10 rear and needed a good roll to fit with 195 rubber
     
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    The lower you go the more camber you get and the wheel pulls in more, this is a 15x8 et28 with a 25mm spacer. Raised the car ~10mm since this. The tyres are also obnoxiously chunky looking due to having wheel protector side wall things.

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