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Originally Posted by VO2Max View Post
Bearing in mind the standard offset is 40 and the offset of my wheels is apparently 37, does that mean that my wheels sit slightly inwards or slightly outwards compared with the norm?
Meaning even less chance of rubbing the suspension.
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The offset is expressed in mm, yes? So I'd be adding 0.5cm to the inside of the tyre but I'm moving the tyre 0.3cm further away from the suspension with my non-standard offset. Sounds pretty safe. Little chance of the outer edge of the tyre rubbing on the arch, so looking good.
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Originally Posted by VO2Max View Post
Hmm, I guess the 225's are overall 1cm wider than the 215's? Which is 0.5cm wider each edge? I might have a little 'feel' around inside the wheel arch and see how much I have to play with.
My 225's miss the suspension (ET 40.5), only just but by enough - never had any probs. I have some signs of contact with the liner (rear only) toward the arch lip. That has not happened since fitting the Eibach ARB.
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It had crossed my mind Pud, how much is it for the alignment check?

What would the longevity of the Toyo's be, I like a sporty tyre but I also like getting around 17K miles out of a pair of tyres?
Toyos last a quite well, you should get 17k miles out of a front pair so long as you aren't lighting the tyres up at every roundabout - in 's per mile terms for a tyre of this grip they are probably one of the cheapest around. I honestly think they give as good lateral grip as P Zero Neros, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics, or any other premium tyre.

Our 4-wheel alignment is a fully computerised set-up - we don't really do 'checks' as such, a full 4-wheel laser alignment is what we do, so the car will be properly set up, not just the front wheels aligned relative to the rear wheels. Have a read on here:


Price-wise, getting it on the ramp and within tolerance is 60 + VAT, which takes about 90 minutes, any fine-tuning thereafter is 55 + VAT per hour, you really can take it as far as you want.. Suprising how much difference it makes, I'm quite lucky as I've gotten to drive a few before and after now. My GTA is waiting for some new rear hub bushes & rear radius arms, can't wait to get them fitted and get it aligned properly, hopefully it will feel a bit better to throw around

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