Re: Sooo the big day had come around for me to start fitting these wheels.
Not going to lie, they were a massive pain in the ***....
I had already had to do some minor panel work in the guards for the 22s and these we're a lot bigger.
The first two pics show the rub marks from the 22's.
This is the clearance with the 22's, but didn't rub in the rear.
Re: After some more work with the soft hammer at work i was able to fit the wheels just, the rears as you can see hit when the car is jacked up. When lowered down they just fit after a shite load of hammering and folding.
Re: Heres the rest of the work i did the day after to help get more clearance front and rear.
I don't recommend anyone to try this if your not confident cutting and hammering your guards out on your exy haha. Literally took about 4.5hrs work
After work was done i painted my wheels, grill, and bumper bar in plasti dip to give it a meaner look!
Both rear pinch welds? on the body had for be rounded in
As you can see the big rub marks on the inner guard in front of the firewall, these are empty cavities that i was able to open up, round out with the soft hammer then weld back up.
Re: Soo heres the final pics after 2" lift, Stainless guards underneath and for the radiator, 17" muddies, Plasti dipped wheels, bar and grill. Even smashed out a quick stainless exhaust to increase approach angle for the rear.
I also like Ian's idea on his Monster build for the front bar cutting for better approach angles.