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tombombvw
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PostSubject: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 14:44

well, funny story here realy...i got puklled over on the weekend and the officer didnt seem to like the fact the volf is lowered, as when on full lock the trye is prety close to the arch, reconed it could touch the tyre easily (then proceeded to push the front of the car down to find out and failed to get it to move Laughing )

the car is lowered on coilovers no where near fully wound down and rolling on 16x7s so hardly a tight fit, but he then reconed that the coilovers could be illegal so i now have to get the car checked over by vosa

well, as there is no laws to how low your car is aslong as the arch doesnt rub on the tyre and chew it apart, id like him to pull me again so i can show him iv fixed my arch gap...iv now lowered it another inch and fitted 17s Cool at full lock can only just fit a bank card laying flat between the tyre and arch...still doesnt rub tho cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 16:01

haha being cheeky towards a copper ftw Wink

you fitted them ....... yet Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 16:23

At the back of the new fast car mag.. It has an advertisement for next months (as usual) but.. One of the little snippets for next months say " FC on patrol. Is your car too low? We look at the new laws.. Untill then I don't kno what it means in detail.. But we fellow sump scrapers could have a problem
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 16:47

in the end everyone will be running air riede just to tease the goverment 'heyy look at me im low.... oh wait now im high again Wink )
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 17:57

ye they on, lowered the back another inch and fitted the 17, tbh its not a sump scraper (as the sump isnt the lowest part Razz ) its low yes, but i cvan still take a full car of passengers and go over speed bumps and still not rub, so i see no problem
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 18:41

its only to be counted as dodgy if the tyre has scrape marks on it.


what did the copper look like?

there is one jumped up twat in the area that classes anything non-stock as illegal/dangerous and is issuing slips like confetti and since the recent accidents involving youngsters in the dyfed-powys area things are just going to get worse.

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyTue Oct 12 2010, 21:17

They can get you on a roadside MOT if the arch has been fouling the tyre.

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 06:44

Sounds like westbury lol good on u tho tomas
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 10:42

just a warning they are doing alot more road side mot's at the moment around the whole country and they arnt taking any prisoners

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 13:50

was indeed westbury

theres no problem, as the tytre doesnt ever scrape, which means there is no rub marks on the tyre to raise alarm, he just dodnt like how close it looked at full lock

but to be fair even standard a cars tyre can get close to the arch at full lock
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 16:47

quick question...whats the worst that could happen if say they carry out a roadside mot and you fail because of the tyre rubbing the arch? 3 points...fine...get it fixed asap? Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 21:20

Ger wrote:
quick question...whats the worst that could happen if say they carry out a roadside mot and you fail because of the tyre rubbing the arch? 3 points...fine...get it fixed asap? Evil or Very Mad

Ger

Think the car gets impounded and in theory it wouldn't be covered by insurance Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 21:38

Shocked

fuck, better check and check again when i get alloys then!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 21:40

Ger wrote:
Shocked

fuck, better check and check again when i get alloys then!!!

As long as its not bad rubbing i think you would be alright

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyWed Oct 13 2010, 21:55

Cant see why you should worry about rubbing.

Either get wheels that fit, get air ride, raise your coilovers or get rid of your ballon tyres.

Only reason why tyres rubs is that people think it's cool to lower the cars as much as possible. Tbh thats not hard anyone can go out buy cheap 150 coilovers and do that.

Perfect sized wheels an tyres with a nice drop SORTED!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyThu Oct 14 2010, 00:35

^^^good advice there.

even with wider tyres i could get full lock and clearance in the back. but the would scrub on crap roads, but putting a slightly different profile made all the difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Arch gap laws?   Arch gap laws? EmptyThu Oct 14 2010, 15:22

REDLooP wrote:
Either get wheels that fit, get air ride, raise your coilovers or get rid of your ballon tyres.

If this was facebook there'd be a "like" on that!
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