Looks great Nick
And now with the JBW centre caps it finishes them off
The ride height looks fine, but if you wanted to lower the rear slightly I understand why.....
Are you selling your 13's now and do you still have the original wheels
Cheers Andy, Well spotted re the jbw centre caps...very observant mate
. The ones I had on the 13's were slightly nicer than the newer ones supplied with the wheels so I swapped them over
Yep the rear of B112 has always say pretty high compared to most Capri's I seen especially over the 13's so as I have invested all this money in the new wheels I might as well take this opportunity to set up the car as I have wanted to for a while. I really like the slightly lowered look on the Capri. Just my personal opinion of course but its one of those things that has niggled away at me for a long time and I just need to get it done to at least see for myself... but I reckon for sure I will really love its when done ! You know when you have thought about doing something for a while but not been brave enough to do it and never got around to it...well I am like that with this. Mate I most likely will be selling the four 13's with the falken 185 60 13 tyres. Wont be greedy on price but I do need to get some money back to offset the new wheels. I only have the spare original left. Think its on a Goodyear !!! I gave the others away to a good home
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
The wheels look gorgeous!
As you say, these new wheels have an immediate impact on the looks without lowering the car. If it was me, I'd use the car how it is now before taking the decision to change anything else that may affect the quality of the ride.
Thanks very much Andrew. Mate I get what you are saying but the rear of B112 really is quite high compared to a lot of other Capri's. I suspect the previous owner replaced the leafs before I bought it and as I don't exactly clock up loads of miles they are still sitting pretty high. Fitting these 15's has made a remarkable instant impact without a doubt mate but still leaving room for tweaking. Its just a personal thing Andrew that has always niggled me so having spent the wonga on these new wheels I feel I at least have to give it a go just to put my mind at ease. If it turns out how I picture it to then I will finally have the car set up just as I want with 15" wheels as well. I do really appreciate your comments though Andrew and its very much appreciated indeed. Hope we can still be friends if I lower B112 to the floor !!!!
Paul G wrote:Andrew is right about affecting the way the car drives, it may improve cornering at loony mph (and may not) but it could affect so much more and there's extra cost and hassle to find that out anyway.
It looks great Nick.
Hi Paul. Thanks very much for your comments and kind words . Always good to hear from you. Very much appreciated. Yep I know what you are saying as well mate that lowering could maybe affect the handling somewhat but tbh I still need to do this for myself if you know what I mean. Its either now or never and I aint getting any younger or smarter
I don't have plans to lower the fuck out of it but more a gentle 3" front and back....ONLY JOKING !!!
Going to drop the rear 2" and have a look then most likely the front by a gentle 1". Absolute worst case is I will just have to undo what I have done if its not suitable but talking with a few guys who have they have not complained too much about the drive-ability. I only did 960 odd miles last year anyway
I could put up with some issues like a firmer ride as I am usually the only one in the Capri. The wife prob wont notice as she always says its a rough ride anyway !!! Using the right front springs as Dave has said I could reduce the possibility of this somewhat. Paul you know I totally respect yours and Andrews advice but this has niggled me for so long just have to do it. Cheers mate
They do look good also you can see the Capri sits a little higher . Look forward to seeing it in the flesh .
Cheers Jason. Our paths must cross at some stage this year ! Looking forward to seeing your lovely Laser too mate
They look lovely
Thanks fella. I almost did not want to fit them as I know they will get dirty but cant afford to have them as ornaments in the garage
D366Y wrote:They do look very good.... I'm almost tempted to drop my deep dish RS4's!!
Hey Danny, thanks mate ! You need to keep your 7.5's mate cause they really do look spot on !!! I was toying with these or the 15's but as I have thought of larger dia wheels for a while I could not resist. The way your Laser sits over your 7.5's is perfect. When you were in front of me and John last year we were commenting on how bleedin good your Capri looks on those wheels. BUT if you did decide to get 15's you wont be disappointed one bit and the choice of tyres is endless. Nice one Danny !
Lovely .i want some now
As said above you wont be disappointed mate. They are very nice indeed. Four spokes on steroids
Gorgeous. -1" front, 2" rear is what's needed next
Cheers Dave. Yep methinks this is the next step indeed mate. Rear 2" for certain than see how it sits but reckon on dropping the front a tad too just as you say 1". Watch this space dave....I might just shock you !!!
Once again everyone thank you for all your comments. All very well received and respected and when done I will report back on how it handles too.
All the best