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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Tue May 25, 2021 8:25 pm

@Guy94
There are signs on the rear inner arches that the old 19’s with 235/35/19’s had previously been just rubbing, so
it’s definitely the tyres on the new wheels mate.
Just done the maths. Old wheels and tyres diameter 647.1mm, new diameter with the 245/40/18’s on is 653.2mm, so they’re actually 6.1mm bigger, hardly anything, but enough to rub even more. If I was to put 235/40/18’s on the rear, the diameter becomes 645.2mm, which is then now 1.2mm less than before, so probably fine. But, If I can find another 10/15mm on the inner arches I should be good 😌 as didn’t really want to buy two new tyres for the rear, but I’m sure if they had had 235’s on I wouldn’t have any rubbing at all 😂😂 👍

Been out again tonight for a run, and with the bigger tyres on it’s so much more comfortable. Going to hang fire for a couple of weeks, as waiting for some custom built GAZ rear shocks from Overboost, when they’re here will get the Van up on the ramp with the rear wheels off and clearance the inner arches, then fit shocks and get tracked as now also have the Powerflex camber adjustable front/rear front wishbones done.
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by SIMONSNOT » Tue May 25, 2021 8:35 pm

Looking good dude!

Did you notice / feel a difference with the ARB, wobble blocks etc?

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Guy94 » Tue May 25, 2021 8:49 pm

Haha you are probably right the 235’s might have been okay! But I can imagine that extra cushion with the bigger tyre is probably quite welcome sure it’ll be and easy fix with the van up in the air.

The Gaz shocks have been brilliant for me, no more bouncy rear end since I fitted them!

I would also like to know if there is a noticeable improvement in ride with the ARB? Something I have been looking to do.


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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Tue May 25, 2021 8:49 pm

Hi @SIMONSNOT
Yes mate, the Van actually feels more car like, I did a 16 mile trip earlier mostly dual carriageway at about 74/75 mph 😌 and it felt much much better than before. Is it going to a larger profile tyre + ARB+wobble blocks I’m not 100% sure for certain, but the combination felt pretty good
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Tue May 25, 2021 8:53 pm

@Guy94 🤩
My mate has a wheel arch roller, so we’re going to try to heat the inner liner and roll it bigger ? 🤔😉
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Guy94 » Tue May 25, 2021 9:03 pm

Sounds like the perfect plan mate


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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by SIMONSNOT » Tue May 25, 2021 10:45 pm

@Ripley55 Sounds good.

To be fair, I don’t think mine handles that bad as far as vans go, but it could do with being lower and I like the idea of a bigger ARB.

Darkside is an hour or so from me and at some point I plan to go over for some goodies!
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by motardnoob » Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:23 am

Wicked looking motor mate!! How much have you dropped it by? Any spacers required? Just wondered what driving is like and any issues with speed bumps etc?

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by The Ledge » Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:58 pm

Love the colour.
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