New legs and feet

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Andy-nbr

Well as you know I've trawling through trying to find a set of new wheels for the car, and after chasing 6 different companies for the wheels I wanted, I failed :oops:

I've settled with these and am really chuffed with them. I've had the car lowered by 50mm as well.

Unfortunately this was teamed with a big bill from the garage, as it needed 4 new discs, pads, anti roll bar linkages, 2 rear shock absorbers and all the labour. Resulted in 2 days on the ramps... Anyway heres a couple of pics.

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Andy-nbr

It was sitting high as a monster truck before so even 50mm hasn't made much difference really. They're 17" wheels, and it rides a lot better. Shows how wrecked the rear shocks were!
 

WildV6

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Andy - great job mate - that looks sweet. Watch out for Ginja though - he'll have those wheels off yours when your not looking!! lol Can't believe yours is 50mm lower - doesn't look any lower than mine and mine is 30mm lower??? I think the wheels and stripe compliment each other. Will look forward to seeing it in the flesh at Harewood or CougFest ..if your going that is?
 

mofo sob

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That looks great Andy - as said above the new shoes certainly go well with the graphics.

50mm!!! that's quite a drop - you will probably find that when the new shocks and springs settle down she will sit a lot lower. Put up some pictures in a week or so and we'll see if we can spot the difference (y)
 

WildV6

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That looks great Andy - as said above the new shoes certainly go well with the graphics.

50mm!!! that's quite a drop - you will probably find that when the new shocks and springs settle down she will sit a lot lower. Put up some pictures in a week or so and we'll see if we can spot the difference (y)

I think he may get a shock on going from lock to lock, as at 50mm lower it may just rub on the inner wheel arch liners. I know under load on full lock my tyres just touch the inner liner and as you know mine is only 30mm lower with 17 inch alloys.
 

V6SINGH

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What lowering kit have you used Andy to get 50mm?? The wheels look swish, like them a lot :)
 
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Andy-nbr

Cheers guys, I was really chuffed when I got them on, work really well with the style of the car / gaphics :)

I used Cobra springs, which claimed 40mm rear 50mm front for the 2.5 V6.

I queried this with them as when they arrived, the box said 2.0l Zetec 40mm / 40mm springs. I was told the weight of the V6 bungs the front end down to 50mm.

As mofo said, we'll see in a few weeks if it's changed :p