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    I put on my new wheels but it looks like the rear wheels are not going to clear the arches if the wheel moves up. The guy that sold them to be was 99% sure they would. I haven't driven it yet. Is there anything I can do? Can I get a machine shop to shave some metal off the inside of the mating face of the wheel?




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  • #2
    When I did my resto I rolled the inner lips upwards then sealed and smoothed so it didn’t create a water trap, this allowed me to fit 205/50/15s without any issues.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUv9...nectionLimited
    Last edited by Danny; 01-11-2020, 04:41 PM.

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    • #3
      The particulars of the wheels are 15" x 6.5" 100mm ET40

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Danny View Post
        When I did my resto I rolled the inner lips upwards then sealed and smoothed so it didn’t create a water trap, this allowed me to fit 205/50/15s without any issues.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUv9...nectionLimited
        yes modifying lips is definilty a possibilty.

        I just looked up and the standard offset for the GTE alloys is ET49. And if I am right the higher the number the more the wheels stick out towards the outside of the car.

        The wheels are Rota slipstreams. I bought them years ago because the package of 4 wheels + tyres seemed resonable.

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        • #5
          Not sure about the sizes to be honest mine are compomotive th wheels with a ET49. The Rota slipstreams are a very nice wheel, what J are yours 6, 6.5,7?

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          • #6
            Sorry just see they are 6.5

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            • #7

              https://wheelpcd.co.uk/wheel-et-explained/

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