In Reply to: Inner arch modifications? posted by Darren M on March 08, 2001 at 07:51:38:
If the offset is too small, you can have rubbing problems on the front and back of the front fender liners when you turn the wheel. My 225/40-17s on 17x8ET23 wheels have this problem a little. Lowering would not affect this.
It looks like I could push/bang/bend in the metal where the plastic liners screw in to give a little more clearance but I have not done so. Maybe that's what your's has and they are having trouble fitting the plastic pieces up.
In the picture, it looks like your tires stick out at least as far as mine do.
My car is currently in at the dealers having a new fender, inner arch and the plastic inner arch put on the car(due to someone hitting the passenger side fender back in December). I was due to pick up the car this evening but have just had a phone call from the dealers saying that they are having problems with my car. It has 16*8 inch wheels on the front of it but apparently the inner arch has been modified at some point to allow the wheels to fit without rubbing? Ehhhh? I dont think the car has been lowered at all, and I shouldnt think it has spacers or anything on it. The tyres are 225 * 45`s and the car was imported with these tyres already on it.
Anyone know what this is all about? ANy possibly mods done which might require arch modifications?
See pic below - does the front wheel clearance look normal for a car with 16*8 wheels on the front? I always thought things looked a bit *close* inside the wheel arch myself.