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    Machining Alloys

    Hi all

    Not really sure if im thinkin along the right lines here but im hoping someone can shed some light onto the situation and clear things up.

    Ive got the alloys below on my car and they are ET35 or ET39 (Astra H fitment)

    Im looking into getting coilovers but because the front sticks out a bit i think it will foul the arches and stop me going down as low as i want.

    What im guessing is that i could have the alloys milled to reduce the amount they stick out. Is it possible to have a ET35 alloyed milled to a 45 or 49?



    Also anyone recommend any places that can do this around the North West/ North Wales?

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    How wide are they? ET35 should be ok though, just need to trim arch liner a little.

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    Ive got -50mm on the fronts of mine dave and looks like i could easy lower it another 20mm

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    IIRC they are 18 x 8

    Currently runnin 215/35/18
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4af100uk View Post
    Ive got -50mm on the fronts of mine dave and looks like i could easy lower it another 20mm

    Is that on ya Twintop Wheels Lee or the Pentas?

    Just when i was at kyles the Yesterday his are ET49 and they tucked in Nicely!
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    TT's and even more on the penta's

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    I'd get it lowered on the coilovers and see how it looks. Will look a lot nicer on a low offset, than a high one. 8" isn't going to cause much hassle.

    If it causes problems then look at getting them machined.

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    The problem with machining alloys is the amount ot alloy at the bolt holes.

    I have seen alloys where they have cracked around the holes from machining
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    you will find as the car goes lower the wheels will pull in more (camber) and the arch will go over the wheel. With your fitment it should fit
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    Laffin will give it a bash as it is, if i get any problems will try trimming/rolling the arches first and keep maching as a last resort!
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