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Old 14th December 2007, 00:13   #181
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Wider tyres... they'll stick out a bit. I'm talking more than 205's. But your performance and FE will be affected adversely with such broad rubber.
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Old 14th December 2007, 00:31   #182
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how big are we talking...what size ?
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Old 14th December 2007, 10:24   #183
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Wider tyres maybe 225 ????? You may - just may be able to manage with wider tyres, best option is to mount wider tyres & see for yourself. Ensure adequate travel is available or else you will have scrpping issues. They may foul up with the suspension etc. Spacers is the only workable option. I am surprised the guy who did your bodykit did not upraise you of this impending problem.

If you go the spacer route be VERY CAREFUL that they are well balanced or else you may end up with other unforeseen problems - best to get them from Autopsyche. I have seen many Lancers done by him using spacers without any problems. I think he may be having them in stock

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Old 14th December 2007, 23:00   #184
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thanks ricky i only wish autopsyche was here in bangalore...

my car Bodykit guy says lets try 16 inch what to do? really confused..
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redeye - DOnt go for 16inchers, specially in Bangalore you need a better ride then Handling. Stick to 15inchers IMO.
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thanks ricky i only wish autopsyche was here in bangalore...

my car Bodykit guy says lets try 16 inch what to do? really confused..

I think what you need to sort out is that the wheels match the line of the bodykit, I don't think that the 16" will get the desired result. The problem as I see it is that the wheels are sitting too much inside the wheel well. Even if your wheels are 16" but do not match the line of the arches - they'd look a misfit. ...no harm trying them though !!

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Old 15th December 2007, 12:13   #187
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thanks ricky i only wish autopsyche was here in bangalore...

my car Bodykit guy says lets try 16 inch what to do? really confused..
Like I said before, with the bulk of the bodykit Im not sure if the 15"ers will look big enough. Try and see if its possible to test the 16"ers before buying them and if you find it too rough go back to the 15"

Also if you are sticking with 15"ers make sure you go in for a design that looks bigger than it actually is. Designs with a big lip look smaller than designs where the edge ends with the spokes.

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I think what you need to sort out is that the wheels match the line of the bodykit, I don't think that the 16" will get the desired result. The problem as I see it is that the wheels are sitting too much inside the wheel well. Even if your wheels are 16" but do not match the line of the arches - they'd look a misfit.


One tyre you might consider is the Michelin Pilot Preceda 2. This is what I fitted on my Lancer. I have 205/50/15, and they look very broad. The tread pattern/structure of the tyre is such that it looks broader than any other tyre of a similar dimension.
I compared a 195 PP2 to a 205 Goodyear F1, and the 195 PP2 looked wider. Something you can think about...
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thanks to all you guys for replying ,

We decided to try 16inches with a different pattern to see if that makes a differences ...

Does any one know where i can get spares mitsubishi original here in bangalore?
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you can try the lathangi or southern motors...

or do you mean spares from other places cheap...
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Old 16th December 2007, 22:35   #191
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sorry I meant Original mitsubishi spares other than from show room for cheap..
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My suggestion is to go in for whatever brand new Mitsubishi spares you want from the authorized channels; since you're investing so much time and energy into caringly restoring your car.
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Old 22nd December 2007, 11:01   #193
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70 percent of the work on the car is done ... decided to go with 15inch wheels .. car is coming out well ... the green filter is installed but not happy with the plumbing will show you why...
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Old 1st January 2008, 22:39   #194
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First of all happy new year to all the members of Team bhp !!! My car didn't get finished in 2007 lets hope it gets this year 2008... LOL

Ok for the updates



Got the wheels Lenso Dash White multi spoke 15inch with yokohama 205/50/15

got the brake calipers painted red




Car is painted, but still rubbing and polishing needs to be done..
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Old 1st January 2008, 23:20   #195
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ooooo i love those alloys. deifinitely on my wish list. how much are they?
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