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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:59 pm

As above in roadgoing can the front & rear wings be spaced out to fit wider tyres under the arches?

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Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:46 pm

I’d say no - although I’ll admit to a little tweak on the rear arches with a hair dryer :D

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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 pm

scimjim wrote:
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I’d say no - although I’ll admit to a little tweak on the rear arches with a hair dryer.....
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Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 pm

Not “spaced out” like batmobile was.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:23 pm

Benc wrote:
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As above in roadgoing can the front & rear wings be spaced out to fit wider tyres under the arches?

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As above, no - but nothing to say you can’t make the inner arches wider instead?...


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Post by Corky » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:50 am

There are plenty of RG cars out there with widened arches or wearing JDM style extensions. Peter’s car has spaced wings and entered as RG without any issues.

Strictly legal or not, scrutes don’t seem too bothered.


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Post by Nick » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:51 am

Are you at the stage where it is worth considering going Mod Prod? .


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:59 am

How wide can they be made in modprod?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:04 pm

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Post by Benc » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:51 pm

Corky wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:50 am
There are plenty of RG cars out there with widened arches or wearing JDM style extensions. Peter’s car has spaced wings and entered as RG without any issues.

Strictly legal or not, scrutes don’t seem too bothered.
Thought so Steve.... if it's good for the comp sec etc

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Post by nickkeyser » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:09 pm

Is this to fit slicks?



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Post by Benc » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:26 pm

My plan is to run 1b tyres in 2020.

But if I modify the car to take wider tyres I only want to do it once.

What size did you run Nick this year?

I am thinking either Extreme or Avons based on what I've seen :D

If I do modify to take 13 in a wide width I might try a track day with some slicks to see the difference maybe at Tycroes



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Post by philhoward » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:33 pm

Wasn’t/doesn’t the ex-King/Oakes/Cork running rather wide 13’s with just some JDM extensions?

I’ve got a pair spare in my garage if you want to have a play?


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Post by swoakes » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:57 pm

You mean the King-Cork-Oakes-Cork Sabre :)

Yes we had 13's on that. Spacers on front and no issues with rear arches which remained as standard as far as I can remember. Certainly no extensions.

SS1 arches will need a tweek based on Corky fitting 13's to the DET.

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Photo below of rear arch from Corky's thread which looks standard :?:
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Post by philhoward » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:34 pm

I was basing it on the pics of it up for sale recently..but yes, that Sabre that’s got a rather long list of multiple ownership..


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