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    Default Finally got my new wheels on!!

    just took a few quick pics of my car with me new wheels on.

    ive also fitted my new irmy grill, and ive lowered the rear end a bit more (just to level it out a bit (needs droppin a bit more though)).





    19x8.5, 225/35/19's

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    very smart indeed mate

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    looking good there mate

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    Looks the mutts dude, and ****** low ....

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    ive just read somewhere on here that cus ive fitted 19's i shud upgrade the track rod ends (or something like that), cus anyone give me some more info, i.e
    what they do?
    where they go?
    where i can get some some?

    thanks
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    thanks for the comments by the way.

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    think sombody said if they come out the factory with 18s or 19s thay are upgraded. i have had 18s on for 9 months now and wee have some **** road surfaces were i live and i have had no probs with mine so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl bear
    ive just read somewhere on here that cus ive fitted 19's i shud upgrade the track rod ends (or something like that), cus anyone give me some more info, i.e
    what they do?
    where they go?
    where i can get some some?

    thanks
    carl
    I have 18's on, and have done about 7-8000 miles with no problems

    From previous experience, you need to worry about things like that when you are seriously upgrading on the width of the tyre, as you are putting alot of strain on all the front suspension and massively affecting the track

    Because of the design of the Vec C, the standard cars tyres fill the arches, so you can only upgrade so much. Many years ago I had a Mk 2 Granada, original tyres - 185, and I was running 255's, with power steering

    It's a good job they where easy to do and cheap

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    great looking wheels mate really suit the car and didderent. i would pm MATT as he was the one that had his track rods done. shouldnt reeally affect you much though depending on milage you are doing but he will know a bit more

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl bear
    ive just read somewhere on here that cus ive fitted 19's i shud upgrade the track rod ends (or something like that), cus anyone give me some more info, i.e
    what they do?
    where they go?
    where i can get some some?
    This thread should answer your question Carl.

    Basically it seems to only be an 'issue' if your car was factory fitted with 16's/17's and you fit 18's/19's etc. If a car was factory fitted with 18's/19's then it has the uprated steering arms.

    I think the worst that can happen is that they wear out more quickly. I don't think you're likely to have any sudden failure, but TBH I'm not 100% sure.

    HTH

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