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Re: new wheels fiited

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue May 01, 2018 10:46 pm

fordperv wrote:http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/billet-rs1-classic-build-alloy-wheel/

The 8j and 9j 15s look lovely,
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Fuck me mate...I am in 4-spoke heavon fella !!!!! WOW !

Gorgeous does not come close to describing how unbelievable these wheels look :heart: :heart: :heart:

Thanks for these pics. Cant bring myself to stop drooling over them mate......but for now I am over the moon with my 15's :)

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Re: new wheels fiited

Postby Caprifan Rob » Wed May 02, 2018 4:38 pm

fordperv wrote:This is them on the car when I tried them on, went the custom offset route because I didn't want to run spacers to fill my arches

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Great looking car, wheels look amazing.
Fordoholic Nick wrote:Image20180426_161005 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Sorry if I went a bit over the top with the pics chaps but just wanted to show them from different angles :)
Nick

Would have been disappointed if you hadn't ;) Wheels look right at home on your stunning Capri Nick, definitely the right way to go. MOT was always going to go your way too, enjoy :applaud:
fordperv wrote:[url=https://postimages.org/]Image

If any proof that lowering would make the combination even better, this is it! Very Nice.

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Re: new wheels fiited

Postby sheff » Sun May 06, 2018 7:04 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Hi all,

Had a great day today. B112 passed mot and I finally fitted the new 7x15" wheels ! I am really really happy with them. They look very nice indeed !! After fitting all four I was really pleased with how they looked. They really have more presence about them indeed which the pics might show but even better in the flesh !! Lovely wheels and with the Yokohama 195 50 15 tyres they do look as good as I was hoping they would...phew :lol:

As I have now finally treated myself to these wheels now is also the perfect time to get B112 set up just as I have wanted for a while so I will very likely lower by 1.5 or 2" at the rear then see about the front afterwards when I see how it looks. Even without lowering the Capri these 15" wheels really do look very nice and have made an instant impact. I love em !!!!


Image20180426_152117 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr



Hi Nick,
The wheels look great on your car, you've made a good choice IMO :D And I fully agree with you that it now needs lowering a bit. Not a silly amount that will make it worse to drive but just a sensible ride height.
One of the first jobs I did on my Capri was to fit lowered springs on the front. I spoke to the Guys at Tickover for advise and went for their 1 inch lower 145 lb springs. I wasn't disappointed the original springs were worn out, so the ride height wasn't really effected, but the extra strength in the springs made an improvement to the handling without compromising the ride quality :) I think the 2.8 Capri is 1 inch lower than a Laser so you might want to think about lowering yours by 2 inches.... Check with Tickover I might be wrong!
Then when I put new leaf springs on the back of mine it raised the back to about the same height as yours. I needed to drop the back by 2 inches to get it back to where it was when I had old saggy springs on the back. So I'd suggest 2 inch blocks would be what you need.

Heres a photo of my car to show you how it would sit. Hard to see on a black car, but the rear sits with a small gap between the tyre and the arch. The front tyres sit just up inside the arch however it doesn't rub when you turn corners. I like the car to sit slightly lower at the front. When I see them dragging down at the back, it makes me wonder how many bags of cement have they got in their boot :lol:

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Did they do your new wheels in other colours? I'm not sure black wheels would work on a black car :?

All the best
Neil

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Re: new wheels fiited

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun May 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Wheels look right at home on your stunning Capri Nick, definitely the right way to go.


Hey thanks very nuch Rob. Much appreciated fella. I really am thrilled to bits with them :)

Caprifan Rob wrote:
fordperv wrote:[url=https://postimages.org/]Image

If any proof that lowering would make the combination even better, this is it! Very Nice.


:shock: :shock: :shock: How good are they mate. Stunners !!!!

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Re: new wheels fiited

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon May 07, 2018 12:42 am

sheff wrote:Hi Nick,
The wheels look great on your car, you've made a good choice IMO :D And I fully agree with you that it now needs lowering a bit. Not a silly amount that will make it worse to drive but just a sensible ride height.
One of the first jobs I did on my Capri was to fit lowered springs on the front. I spoke to the Guys at Tickover for advise and went for their 1 inch lower 145 lb springs. I wasn't disappointed the original springs were worn out, so the ride height wasn't really effected, but the extra strength in the springs made an improvement to the handling without compromising the ride quality :) I think the 2.8 Capri is 1 inch lower than a Laser so you might want to think about lowering yours by 2 inches.... Check with Tickover I might be wrong!
Then when I put new leaf springs on the back of mine it raised the back to about the same height as yours. I needed to drop the back by 2 inches to get it back to where it was when I had old saggy springs on the back. So I'd suggest 2 inch blocks would be what you need.

Heres a photo of my car to show you how it would sit. Hard to see on a black car, but the rear sits with a small gap between the tyre and the arch. The front tyres sit just up inside the arch however it doesn't rub when you turn corners. I like the car to sit slightly lower at the front. When I see them dragging down at the back, it makes me wonder how many bags of cement have they got in their boot :lol:

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Did they do your new wheels in other colours? I'm not sure black wheels would work on a black car :?

All the best
Neil


Hi Neil.

Mate thank you very much for your very informative reply. Very much appreciated and very helpful. A couple of people now have advised exactly what you have said -2" at the rear and -1" at front. Hearing what you have said and done abd looking at the photo of your capri has cemented my plans to deffo drop B112. Your stunning Injection is exactly the look I want to achieve with the 15" wheels Neil. It really looks spot on mate. If I can get mine sitting like yours I will be happy. Smoke Em Dave also mention 145lb springs at front too so i will go with this. Would get tickover to do this.

Neil its amazing the impact these 15's have instantly made to the look, stance and drive of my capri. I am well chuffed with them. Thanks again for your advice Neil.

Re the colour they only do the 7x15' in the machined/highlighted black finish but I have to disagree with you mate as these look absolutely stunning on black capris. If you are unsure hiw it would look you can hold fire and we can fit one of mine on yours at The Ace to see what you think of them. I reckon you will love em !!!

Cheers Neil

All the best mate

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