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the_big_1

posted on 31/5/21 at 10:24 AM Reply With Quote
Wheels

Hi guys,

What et are you running on your wheels?
So will be looking for some wheels, PCW 108, 15" etc.
Looking for some that will bring the wheel out to fill up the rear arches etc.

Cheers!

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nick205

posted on 1/6/21 at 08:45 AM Reply With Quote
Not sure what you're building, kit, self-built locost etc?

I built a Sierra based MK Indy kit and used ET (offset) wheels (15" wheels, donor Sierra wheels were 14" to match those specified for the Sierra. As the kit was designed for the Sierra the wheels filled the front and rear arches nicely. In fact for the front cycle wings I had to cut small notches away from the inner fibreglass lips for the metal mounting brackets to get the cycle wings centralised over the wheels.

What donor parts are/have you used?

The donor car will have had a recommeded ET (offset) for the sheels. If you go too far away from this you risk putting too much strain on wheel bearings and other suspension joints.

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the_big_1

posted on 1/6/21 at 08:49 AM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

It's a Haynes Roadster, running all sierra running gear.

Cheers

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nick205

posted on 1/6/21 at 09:59 AM Reply With Quote
In that case I'd stick with Sierra ET (Offset) wheels. If you're worried about filling the rear arches then I'd br more inclined to look for another set of rear arches to suit the wheels, not the other way round.
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the_big_1

posted on 1/6/21 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

What is rge Sierra offset?


Cheers!

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nick205

posted on 1/6/21 at 12:54 PM Reply With Quote
https://www.wheelfitment.eu/car/Ford/Sierra%20(1982%20-%201993).html
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Mr Whippy

posted on 1/6/21 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
The Sierra is a wide car, I'm surprised your struggling to fill the arches
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nick205

posted on 1/6/21 at 02:24 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Mr Whippy
The Sierra is a wide car, I'm surprised your struggling to fill the arches



Fair point, but we don't know what rear arches "the_big_1" is sing. They may be wider than usual creating more space to fill. That's where I'd be back to changing the arches rather than messing with wheel ET (offset).

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loggyboy

posted on 1/6/21 at 02:51 PM Reply With Quote
Just measure whats there. Its an easy calc to work out the spec of the wheels you need.





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Slater

posted on 1/6/21 at 02:55 PM Reply With Quote
I have sierra based MAC#1 with Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 15" wheels, offset is ET-38 I believe. No spacers. They fill the arches perfectly.





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the_big_1

posted on 1/6/21 at 06:23 PM Reply With Quote
Hi ya all. The kit was from Als locost body shop.
If I measure the width of the weel arch at its widest point at the top of the arch, can anyone let me know if it's bigger than there's???

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Charlie_Zetec

posted on 1/6/21 at 11:47 PM Reply With Quote
You want an offset of ET35-38 to suit Sierra suspension.





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ReMan

posted on 2/6/21 at 07:11 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Charlie_Zetec
You want an offset of ET35-38 to suit Sierra suspension.

And MK bodywork....





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the_big_1

posted on 2/6/21 at 06:18 PM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

Can anyone check theirs, My rear arches measure 300mm wide at the top from body to outer edge, just so I can judge if they are average or wide etc.
Going to take rear wheel off tomorrow to.see what it's offset is.

Cheers!

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40inches

posted on 2/6/21 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by the_big_1
Hi ya,

Can anyone check theirs, My rear arches measure 300mm wide at the top from body to outer edge, just so I can judge if they are average or wide etc.
Going to take rear wheel off tomorrow to.see what it's offset is.

Cheers!


295mm across top of arch,205 wide tyres and ET35, passed IVA
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the_big_1

posted on 2/6/21 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote
Sounding fab, any pics of your wheels / arches??
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40inches

posted on 3/6/21 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by the_big_1
Sounding fab, any pics of your wheels / arches??

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the_big_1

posted on 3/6/21 at 10:53 AM Reply With Quote
Perfect.

Just need to find some of those wheels now lol

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