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  1. Your wheels must be a fairly high positive offset are they?
  2. Ah cool, no just the narrow body I’m afraid, sure you could get some pretty extreme offset wheels under the 400 arches though👌🏻
  3. Don’t know if I’d chance 8.5’s unless you’re willing to roll the arches, pity to get a set for them not to fit. I’d probably try 8’s et20 max with a 195 tyre to be safe.
  4. See my back arches are rolled and I cut the lips on the front wings clean off so wouldn’t like to say for a car with standard arches tbh. Also depends if your car is lowered, you will then need an adjustable panhard rod. Mine before the air ride with 60mm springs I could get 16x9 et15 on the back with no scrubbing at all but like I say that’s with rolled arches.
  5. The air ride was a piece of piss to fit, just replace the springs with airbags. A few tweaks involved of course, had to cut away the front bumpstops and drill a few holes or mounting etc but generally no bother at all. The management was more of a pain tbh. It was a custom made kit from a company in Croatia, there are another 2 Mantas that I know of with the same kit so they will obviously make them to order. Wheels came through Auto Extreme, although these wheels have now been discontinued so these are a mismatched set with slight defects (paint imperfections) so couldn’t be sold from the factory. I like the look of a lot of the image wheels, they’re just bloody expensive! But any split rims are. If you want any info on sizes and offsets pm me and I’ll happily share all the info I know, I’ve had various sets on this car, before and after the air was fitted and have looked into offsets no end for years👍🏻
  6. Just fitted them this afternoon, put the tyres off the borbets which I thought would work fine but turns out the fronts are too fat and will rub the wings so I’ll have to order narrower ones☹️Wheels are 7twenty style 44’s, 16x9 et0 and 16x8 et0, not sure about the colour but we can easy sort that. I quite like the aggressive look!
  7. Caliper is a little closer to the shock but still plenty of clearance. I’m quite happy with the result anyway. Although if I was to keep these wheels on I think I’d run 10mm spacers on the back as the wheels now look a bit too far in. My new wheels should fill the arches out perfectly.
  8. I don’t have a photo but it’s in with my 1.8 LSD so it all fits. All mountings in exactly the same place, only difference is shorter tubes and halfshafts.
  9. That’s what I’m doing at the moment, in the middle of fitting an A series axle so I can get 16x9 et0 on the back. Will see how it goes.
  10. Awesome! You just don’t see graveyards like this any more. Last one MOT just ran out in November...
  11. Brilliant! 2 grand labour 482 hours....hourly rate will be crept up slightly since then😂 Great project tho, wonder what the story is with the Q plate then?
  12. Does the owner have no info on it Andy?
  13. Looking at the tyre through the boot isn’t a good sign!🤦🏼‍♂️
  14. As far as I know they’re pretty bombproof, when I got my ecu mapped they raised my rev limiter to 7300rpm😂and it quite frequently bounces off the limiter in 2nd and is still all holding up good. I read that the vanos can give bother, but I’ve not had any dealings with that side of it yet thankfully.....
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