On or around Fri, 25 Mar 2005 02:19 +0000 (GMT Standard Time),
(Niamh Holding) enlightened us thusly:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net (Austin Shackles) wrote:
>> If you've got say a 2" lift, the 235/85 might be OK - check the lock stop
>> settings, too, though - the larger tyres may get nearer the radius arms.
>Also a lot will depend on the offset of your rims.
yeah, more offset (i.e. further from the chassis) and they're more likely to
modify the bodywork for you...
Mind, I was thinking about that WRT the disco, and wondering about
offsetting the rims an inch further (with spacers, I reckon - I don't fancy
trying to modify alloys :-)), thereby allowing better steering angles. I
daresay the wheels would still be "inside" the arches. On the 110, when I
fitted the 8-spokes (which were offset a lot more than standard) I got
enough extra angle (after machining the lock stops a bit) that it would turn
in the same space as a 100" chassis, which was nice :-)
Given the way the studs/nuts on alloys work, it'd be possible to make
replacement special long wheel nuts, rather than have extra bits on the
studs or extra-long studs. Wonder what spec steel the wheelnuts are? My
experience of car wheelnuts is that they're probably ordinary mild...
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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