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    Lowered my car today and put an alloy on just to see how it fit (only one I have a tyre for) and someone said isn't that illegal cos it wider than the arches, is this right? Here's a pic or two



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  • #2
    Whoops double post

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    • #3
      If tyre sticks out past arches then yes it's illegal, I am struggling to see on my phone though

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      • #4
        If the tread of the tyre is protruding out from the side profile of the arch, then yes it is illegal. That's why some people flare their arches, or run camber on their wheels. This way the tread is still within the arch.

        As CorsaEdi has said, your pictures aren't particularly clear if this is the case or not. A head on photo would be better.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by nibnob21 View Post
          If the tread of the tyre is protruding out from the side profile of the arch, then yes it is illegal. That's why some people flare their arches, or run camber on their wheels. This way the tread is still within the arch.

          As CorsaEdi has said, your pictures aren't particularly clear if this is the case or not. A head on photo would be better.

          Ill get get a better picture tomorrow, would running stretch tyres be okay? They're 7.5j I think I was thinking about getting 175/55/15 tyres currently on 205/55/15

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          • #6
            Yeah a bit of stretch should help, those tyres on at the moment are way too big. It's not just about how wide the wheels are, it'll be the offset of the wheels too.
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            • #7
              I wouldn't bother with stretched tyres. Part of the next EU directive is to make them illegal.

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              • #8
                More pics

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                • #9
                  Looks borderline tbh you could probably get away with it, your wheel looks cambered or it may just be the pic or how you are parked

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                  • #10
                    They don't look illegal imo.

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                    • #11
                      As others have said, very borderline. I think if you got a picky cop, then they'd give you a hard time over them.

                      That aside though, they look **** poking out like that.... Lol sorry
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                      • #12
                        Fit smallers tyres will be fine

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                        • #13
                          Will go for the stretch cheers,

                          the he alloys were free so I can't complain gonna get an irmscher front splitter hopefully it will hide some of the offset

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CorsaEdi View Post
                            Looks borderline tbh you could probably get away with it, your wheel looks cambered or it may just be the pic or how you are parked
                            Could be the way I'm parked but I thought that as well don't know why though :/

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                            • #15
                              Too low an offset like those wheels will make it handle poorly and will cause suspension and steering components to wear out faster.

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