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    As you all know i got some AC Schnitzer wheels and they are very wide, i need arches and have been looking for a while, ordered a set but didnt like them so sent them back. I have now seen a set fit for the vec but are chrome...

    Im not sure about the chrome extensions, what do you guys think? Also anybody know a good place to get my arches rolled or trimmed, pref in MK area if not northampton(As i work there)

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    personally mate chrome is too bling bling for me, methinks you may have to get a bodyshop to flare the arches out or get a set of wheels with correct offset as the handling with these wheels may be uncomfortable

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    Sell the wheels seperately.... Will look daft.

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    Go to 888 and see what they can do in terms of the btcc racer kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrapogo View Post
    personally mate chrome is too bling bling for me, methinks you may have to get a bodyshop to flare the arches out or get a set of wheels with correct offset as the handling with these wheels may be uncomfortable
    Ride is fine and due to the width and wider wheelbase are very good on corners

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    Sell the wheels seperately.... Will look daft.
    I dont really want to sell the wheels, i like them too much lol

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    Go to 888 and see what they can do in terms of the btcc racer kit
    Its an idea but im looking at a bodykit for early next year and it has wide enough arches to cover so was looking for a temporary solution.

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    i would say pay the extra and get the 'lip' on the arches smoothed out, will look really good me thinks......but i guess it'll cost ya.

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    So thats 2 that say pull out the arches. How much would this cost tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugualigwian View Post
    So thats 2 that say pull out the arches. How much would this cost tho...
    do you really want to go down this road mate as id be very nervous about getting this done

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    Thats why ive been looking at extensions. They stick on with 3m backing but are chrome and im not sure about the chrome but id need to trim the arches up a bit, bout an inch

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    arch rollin would b better than cutting, i remember i had a similar problem with the wrong ofset wheels on my 206, i cut the arches (very silly- really regretted it)but they still rubbed, in the end i just got rid of the wheels & bought proper ones then had to buy arch extensions to cover bodge up, just think carefully

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