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1protruding wheels Empty protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 10:12 am

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anyone on here know why wheels protruding from wheel arches is illegal?

cant see why this is as quad bikes are road legal and a lot of other cars too such as caterhams and the like so why should it be illegal to drive a car otr where wheels are protruding from the arches, yet fit wider plastic arch trims and then your ok : /

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2protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 12:14 pm

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Don't know, but they can stick out up to 30mm, apparently.

3protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 1:47 pm

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Its because its deemed as dangerous to pedestrians due to exposed wheels/tyres can flick up debris hence where arch trims etc even quads have arch coverings over the tyre .... apparently the wheel is illegal if it sticks out from standing above looking downwards ..... wich is 3 points per wheel and 60quid fine ....


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4protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 4:39 pm

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ah right cheers guys


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5protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 5:35 pm

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Whys that bob are you planning for some big wheel pokerage Laughing


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6protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 10:13 pm

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Well yeah one is already poking out about about 3'' and other car will be about the same lol


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7protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 10:17 pm

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On what car .... its hard to keep up you have so many different cars lol ...


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8protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 10:19 pm

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Well Clare's vicarage is one as it's now got some fook off big fat wheels on it and the rashiteen will also be running 10'' rims so will need big arches for that too


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9protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 10:59 pm

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The raheen has quite wide arch trims anyway doesnt it ...???


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10protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 11:27 pm

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Yep but nowhere near wide enough to run 10'' rims with a big offset


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11protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 11:37 pm

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So what you going to do space out the standard archs and fill the void inbetween the trim and panel ???


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12protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 25th August 2014, 11:49 pm

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No il have to cut the existing arches off the Rasheen or it will rub out being on coil overs so will just have the wide arches


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13protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 26th August 2014, 11:53 am

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this is why people have stretched tyres, its the tyre wall that cant be any further out than the edge of the arch looking down on it as nomad says. So the wheel can pertrude aslong as the edge of the tyre is with in the arch Wink

14protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 26th August 2014, 12:30 pm

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cant see the point in stretched tyres though other than for what you've wrote above as the footprint is still the same so no real good for track use but does look quite good on some cars such as your gorgeous golf

im going for the wide rims for extra grip on circuit as it'll need it to be able to cope with the power the car will be running at.
the extra power is as good as nothing if theres no grip so theres a method in my madness lol


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15protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 26th August 2014, 4:18 pm

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Sure the mot place told me it had to be less than a 45 degree angle from the arch to tyre but can't be sure. Ring an mot station and ask them

16protruding wheels Empty Re: protruding wheels 26th August 2014, 4:30 pm

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Oh yes bob complelty agree mate stretched tyres are pointless and no good at all for track use etc

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