pdapaul's YellowSpeed Time Attack EKK24 on ITBS


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Cars looking great Paul, are you coming to the Cadwell round of the time attack this year? If so i would love to have a look around the car.
 


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Cars looking great Paul, are you coming to the Cadwell round of the time attack this year? If so i would love to have a look around the car.
Cheers matey :)

I'm probably doing Vtec challenge in April, so I probably won't be at Cadwell. If money allows I might try and get there though ha ha
 



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I was hopeful, but when I was moving it around the car park the fronts were catching on something.

Really does seem a lot of work to fit a 225/50/15 :-(
 


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Something doesn't look right, we run 225/45/16 on 16x8 rims on our endurance car will no rubbing problems at all. That's heaps of work for 15's which would just fit with some minor guard pulling usually
 


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The 50 profile must be the biggest problem here

I have ran 225/45/16 on 16x8 wheels also with zero rubbing issues!
 


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Bloody hell
With standard front fenders I wouldn't have even been able to fit the tyre. It would have touched straight away
 


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Bloody hell
With standard front fenders I wouldn't have even been able to fit the tyre. It would have touched straight away

Standard DC2 fenders with a 10mm spacer at each mounting point with no problems at all... I also ran Dunlop 225/40/15 tarmac cut slicks on my old ek9 and they never touched the arches on track with completely standard arches and running the car quite low

What sort of negative camber do you run at the front and what offset are the wheels?

I'm currently using 205R15 slicks on 15x7 wheels et35 with 15mm spacers and still have plenty of room using about -3 degrees camber at the front
 


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I think it's either 2 of 3 degrees of camber. They are an 8j et35. Everything should be plain sailing(that's what I hoped) but it's just not happening.

I run it quite low, but not excessively so j don't think
 


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Do any of you have height measurements for your EK's?? I'm just trying to gauge whether I'm low or not.

I'm 150mm front & 170mm rear at the sill as measured in the picture

 

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I was basing all my calculations off how my 225/45/16s fit on mine. (Exact same wheels from SPek above)
In theory the 225/50/15 should give a very similar sized tyre externally but clearly not...
 


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No you're right they should be pretty much the same size.

It's down at TDi now, so maybe they can get to the bottom of it
 


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Seems serious work to run the wheel/tyre combo.... I have up front 15x8 et28, running 888 225x50 profile tyres on my '9 and I'm running standard arches pulled/rolled.
 


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Ha ha..anyone else :)

I had to pull/roll the fronts to fit a 205/45/15 ha ha
 


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Got the rear end sorted finally. Continued to smack the sh@t out of the rear arches till I had the clearance I needed. As the original tyres were too wide for the OEM arches I'm going to have to use flares anyway. So I ahem, manipulated the arches some more, and also had the arch flares smoothed in. Just need to wrap the rear now, a job for next weekend.
Final spec
225/50/15 with 20mm hubcentric spacers in each wheel. It's not mental, but it looks pretty wide :)











 




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That looks well that!
Still not even got tyres for my 1.2s. Not sure I want too with the issues you've had..
 


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I'm sure it will be fine Jesse, I seem to be the only person ever to have come across issues! I think as long as you stick to a 45profile it will be a case if little adjustments rather than full on like I've done.
 


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I've had a quick play again with the front, and it's going to need the larger flares I've bought :)



 


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