18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

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18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby Gingerfury » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:58 am

Hi,
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to fit 18” wheels onto a Capri? If anyone has done it photos would be much appreciated!!

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Re: 18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby QuadCamCapri » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:21 pm

Yes 18" wheels are possible, clearance issues will depend on wheel width, offset and how low you want to go.

I run 18's although I still think they look a bit too big on a Capri, for me it's a case of needs must as anything smaller won't fit over the 360mm discs and 6-pots, plus there's an endless supply of used once 18" slicks from BTCC and Porsche Carrera Cup.

These are 9 1/2x18 but also have 10x18....
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Re: 18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby Major_Tom » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:39 pm

Mate. That car. Seriously.... mate... :heart:
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: 18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby Major_Tom » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Is it road legal?
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: 18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby QuadCamCapri » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:05 pm

Cheers Tom, no not been on the road since 1991.
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Re: 18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby Gingerfury » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:10 pm

Hi Quad Cam,
Thanks for the reply, is there any chance you could give me more information on the wheels you are running? Did you have to modify the inner wings or floor pan to fit them?

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Re: 18” wheels on a mk3 Capri with xpack

Postby QuadCamCapri » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:35 pm

The wheels are BMW as all the suspension is BMW so offsets etc. will be irrelevant. The 10x18"s have 265x660 Slicks, similar to a 265/35.
At the rear the inner arch where it turns down to meet the outer arch was removed for clearance, I guess you would do that anyway on an X-pack. At the front you may need to run more caster as the tyres might touch the footwell bulkhead on full lock, or you could reduce lock to lock travel with collars inside the rack. With more caster you may then need to relieve the front edge of the arch to clear the tyre. Depending how low you go you may need to clearance the top of the strut tower for travel on full bump. Basically they can be made to fit, best to assemble suspension without springs and move it through it's full travel, and lock to lock to see where your at.

I'm sure AndyGTT is using 18's with modified X-pack arches....
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