Whee fitting problem on s15 (cosmis wheels)

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  1. 192bell

    192bell Member

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    Hi, got a problem getting my wheels to fit, got new cosmis xt-206r 18x9.5 all round. I had to roll the back arches a lot to make them fit the back. But the front is my big problem, the clear the calipers(which are standard) I have to use a 15mm spacer. This is still only clearing the caliper by about 2-3mm. I also have new 30mm vented wings, but the wheels are still way to wide for the wings, they would
    Destroy them if I hit a bump. Choices are limited as i think the next wider wings up are 55mm which will look crap with standard rest arches. Other option is different brakes, any help appreciated, thanks
     
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    Try adjusting camber from top mounts ? to clear the wings.

    What offset are the wheels? and what tyre sizes are you using ?
     
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    You shouldn't have much trouble at all with 9.5j wheels. They should easily fit with just rolled arches
     
  4. 192bell

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    Cheers for the reply, the camber Alone wouldent be enough to clear it. I will get pics up tomorrow. It's the 15mm spacer that is cocking the whole thing up. The wheels are et10 so I'm thinking bigger brakes will move the caliper away from the concave on the wheel.
     
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    Also the tyres are 225/40.18, a lot of stretch on them, was actually thinking of putting 235's on
     
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    I had 18x9.5 et15, used a 30mm spacer and -4.5 degree camber with 225/40/18 tyre using +30mm wings on a s14 and was tight but worked.
     
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    I had 225 on and 9.5 et10 with stock arches and it worked well with a roll and some camber
     
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    I need to get some pics up the wheel is sitting out about an inch past the wing, I think if I had bigger brakes and could do away with the spacer I would be OK.
     
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    Looks good, just a bit lower if it was me.
     
  11. mint

    mint touch my fruit

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    Dude .. your tripping balls.

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    Lol, trust me you need to see it in person, if I ran it as it is would rip the wing off it I hit a bump, I moved the camber on the Topmount and its a lot better now.
     
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    Dude.. no offence; but you have so much arch gap, how can anything possibly hit anything to cause anything.

    Have you seen some of the wheel setups people run on DW? lmao.
     
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    Jack the car up, remove the spring from the shock, then slowly lower the car right down, watch the camber change as the suspension compresses, once it's sitting on the bump stop, check how much wheel to arch clearance you have (I'm pretty certain it'll gain enough camber to tuck nicely under the arch with no problems).
     
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    You're not going to gain any neg camber on a Mcpherson strut. In fairness that looks like it will clear fine though, can't see a problem?
     

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