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    Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    Having a bloody nightmare trying to sort out the front suspension / wheels on my 57 due to some of the mods.
    Anybody on here running a low (3.5" dropped) front with 17" wheels ect ?
    Be gratefull for some info, as I'm at a stage.
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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57peppershaker View Post
    Having a bloody nightmare trying to sort out the front suspension / wheels on my 57 due to some of the mods.
    Anybody on here running a low (3.5" dropped) front with 17" wheels ect ?
    Be gratefull for some info, as I'm at a stage.
    I was running 2" drop spindles with 17" rims / 255 x 40 profiles couple of yrs back, and was that was very low...ended up changing it because of grounding & lack of steer angle.
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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zody View Post
    I was running 2" drop spindles with 17" rims / 255 x 40 profiles couple of yrs back, and was that was very low...ended up changing it because of grounding & lack of steer angle.
    Oh bugger !
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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    Had 17s on the front of 56, had no probs, 20s will stuff under the rears but I think only a 20x8 will fit as with 10 inch wide u may need to slightly tub out the rear wheelwellls

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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    I have a ,56 Nomad with 7x17 ARE 5 spokes on. I have fitted 2 inch drop spindles and 2 inch lowered springs. The rear has 8x17 , also lowered , but only 2 inch. For the life of me I cant remember the tyre sizes....

    It looks to be clearing everything and looks great , but its not on the road yet......time will tell
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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    Not sure if this well help or not but I am running 15" rims with a 205 70 15 which is a pretty big tall tyre.

    I have about 3 1/2" to the crossmember, maybe 3 3/4". Run 2" dropped spindles with QA1's. When I just had the Spindles and 1 coil lopped from the springs it was at the same ride height but constantly banged the sump (deep one hangs below the crossmember)

    Now have no problems with grounding out at the front. do catch the exhaust box's over speed bumps.

    Am going to take the front up to achieve 4" at the crossmember over the next week or so.

    Rolled the lip on the front wing, still rubs on near full lock, still fairly easy to manoeuvre.

    What is the problem you are facing? Interference or....

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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    The prob I have is, the 'kin big brakes on drop spindles have pushed out the track to a total 60.5", about 1" wider than stock.
    I've also got 1.5" drop springs & tubular A arms ect.
    Now its so low & wider, the 7 x 17's with 225/45 x 17 tyres are about 1/2" from the arch lip. Rolling the arches will help a bit.

    If I change the wheels to 4.75 bs (currently 4") it might give me about 1" from the arch, but the wheels are about a 6 week order.
    If I change to 1.5" narrowed A arms & keep my wheels, it will give me more clearance but the narrowed arms need coilovers ect.

    Got any pics of your front set up Lucky777 ?
    Whats a 'normal' tyre / arch gap on your cars ?
    This is what I've got

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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    Sorry , I dont have any pics. The car is up on axle stands in a corner of the garage has been for months...

    I will have a look at the tyre sizes tonight for you. I did spend lots of time experimenting with tyre sizes to get it looking right.

    Can you use a lower profile tyre ?

    I used the original arms and changed the spindles and springs , I might have problems myself yet , I dint know.
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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    I think it was the brakes that have caused the most probs, 13" discs. They now do 12"s that dont alter the wheelbase
    I had 204/45 x 17 tyres, but they didnt look big enough, so enough so I changed them.
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    Re: Anybody with a tri running low & big rims ?

    I have checked the tyre sizes tonight. The fronts are 235/45/17 on a 7x17 rim. The rears are 235/55/17 on a 8x17 rim.

    I hope this helps
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