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could do with some help from you clever people

Postby onlyme » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:21 pm

ello!

Ok, come october i will be having my 1.6 dynamic lowered 45mm by two of my friends :)
iv had a good search but cant find much specifically relating to the info im after.

as far as lowering goes, i will be buying 45mm SPAX springs as these seem to be this forums fave, is there anything els i need to know before i set about doing it?

my main query is regarding alloys. i will be looking into getting some 18" alloys, iv not yet decided what design in want but i will be after something smart and MAYBE a 225 lookalike wheal. now my problem is alloy specifics.... i have no idea what offset, size, tyre size i need.

so a 1.6 megane on a 45 mill drop.
what alloys specifics do i need?
and when buying alloys is it a simple case of requesting the right sizes from the dealer?
another thing is alloy and tire packages... the tyres that come can you also chose these or do they just send any tyre size and you have to live with it?


sorry for such a daft few questions lol

and thank you for all your help

Simon

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby jononfire » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:53 am

hi mate.i saw a topic somewhere on here listing all the sizes for tyres.

tour offset needs to be somewhere between 35 and 42 if i remember right tho correct me if i'm wrong.

the tyres are important as the wrong size will throw off your speedo and could void your insurance.

for the megane it 205/55r16, 16"

205/50r17 17"

and 225/45r18 if i remember correctly.

you should be able to choose your tyres when you buy. make sure you get the right ones.

with regards to stud size, the megane is a 4x100 pcd. this is the same as most jap 4 studs and minis and the like so keep an eye out for them.

someone else will have to confirm the spacers and offsets.

hope this helps

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby onlyme » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:38 pm

same as minni? iv been looking at some 18" minni alloys that i really liked.. hmmmmm lol saw some BMW ones too

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby TheFinn » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:35 pm

Just a note regarding the fitment Renault vs. others: Even though the 4x100 PCD is the same as on some other makes, the Renault has a wheel centre bore of 60.1mm which is bigger than most other makes. But then again, most aftermarket wheels come with separate centering rings that can be changed to suit most makes.

Most OEM alloys however are machined directly to match the centre bore of the particular car make (i.e. there are no separate centering rings) and as such suit only cars with that particular centre bore.
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Postby R55VYS » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:31 pm

225 40 18 same rolling radius as the standard 16's so wont put your speedo out and cheaper than 45 profiles. i think team dynamics did the closest match to the 225 wheel but the discontinued them a while ago, you could find some wheels which look like the r26r wheels to.

r26r
https://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2009/ ... 80x960.jpg

r26 wheels
https://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/ ... 6693_b.jpg

225 ff wheels
https://www.allvehicles.co.uk/megane_225_black_010.jpg

you can buy some hub adaptors from belgum or somewhere for about £300, so that you can actually make the 225/r26 wheels fit, you can find the mk1 225 ff wheels for pretty cheap on forums and ebay, £100 or so.

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby onlyme » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:15 pm

R55VYS wrote:225 40 18 same rolling radius as the standard 16's so wont put your speedo out and cheaper than 45 profiles. i think team dynamics did the closest match to the 225 wheel but the discontinued them a while ago, you could find some wheels which look like the r26r wheels to.

r26r
https://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2009/ ... 80x960.jpg

r26 wheels
https://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/ ... 6693_b.jpg

225 ff wheels
https://www.allvehicles.co.uk/megane_225_black_010.jpg

you can buy some hub adaptors from belgum or somewhere for about £300, so that you can actually make the 225/r26 wheels fit, you can find the mk1 225 ff wheels for pretty cheap on forums and ebay, £100 or so.


il look into all of this. thank you!

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby onlyme » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:07 am

guys,
thank you again for all the above info. it has really hellped!
now can i ask one of you or more to be so kind as to check out the following link
https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-MINI-ALLOY-WHE ... 286.c0.m14
mini cooper alloys 18"
i apsolutly love them! hopefully you guys can clarify thatg they fit :)

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby R55VYS » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:42 pm

they are quite smart like, bear in mind that with the split rim they wont look as large as some other 18"s, id give the place an email and ask, but the offset is wrong, i cant remember if a higher offset moves them in the arches or out, but to far in and they will catch the discs/springs and to far out and they will fail mot and get the bobbys onto you, i thin the ideal meg offset is around 36, someone feel free to correct me if im wrong, but as the finn said check the center bore, if its smaller than the megs they will never fit.

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby onlyme » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:04 pm

i think ill steer clear for now (no pun intended)

if you dont mind me asking
R55VYS

what are your alloys?
they would be perfect!

and im sorry i must have asked this a million times is your car actually a 225 or is it a lower model with 225 bumpers and lowed?? it looks bloody stunning. exactly were i want to go with my 1.6
when you answer this time i promis il remember and never ask again! lol

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Re: could do with some help from you clever people

Postby Paddy » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:41 pm

sorry late post, but dodge spax springs.. a better ride quality can be found for little extra money.

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