rear wheels fowling arches

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches.

Post by Major_Tom » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:08 pm


I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:57 am

For comparison, your wheels are 13mm wider than those fitted to a 2.8 injection and there is a further 14mm negative offset. By my calculation, that means they will protrude a total of 27mm further out than the widest wheels fitted to the Capri as standard equipment.
I guess there's a reason why the 7.5" rims were fitted to cars with x-pack kits.
Interestingly, the CCI website suggests that size wheel is only suitable for cars with a wing extension kit fitted.


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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by BSH » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:42 am

Thanks Andrew,
Guess I’ll put them up for sale and obtain correct ones

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:35 pm

I fear for the sanity of the previous owner who decided to buy wheels that would never safely fit a Capri without major bodywork modifications.Make sure you tell him we all think he has egg on his face. :crying:

Its worth checking with Martin at Caprigear to see what decent 2nd hand wheels he has in stock. Unless its a modified car the standard 13" 4 spoke alloys from the late S & Laser always look the part IMHO.

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