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    Nimrod
    it's difficult to say without seeing
    3mm spacers won't need longer bolts and don't cost alot from a motor factors or eBay

    you could always try usings some big washers to pack the wheel out for a try out, but only lower the car down gently don't drive it !! Should give you an indication

    I bought both 3 and 5 mm , used the 3's and sold the 5's on eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    Looks good now. With the helper springs removed do the springs still seat properly when the car's jacked up? It'll fail the mot if they rattle about. Not a huge issue but you'll have to refit the helpers for the next test.
    The springs do still seat, yes. Its wound down to the point where it just doesn't rub on the rims, Which also happens to be a point where there is still quite some tension on the springs, So no MOT failure

    Besides, its only like this till i get some spacers sorted out, and put the helpers back on
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrnorton View Post
    Nimrod
    it's difficult to say without seeing
    3mm spacers won't need longer bolts and don't cost alot from a motor factors or eBay

    you could always try usings some big washers to pack the wheel out for a try out, but only lower the car down gently don't drive it !! Should give you an indication

    I bought both 3 and 5 mm , used the 3's and sold the 5's on eBay

    good luck
    Cheers fella

    I'll pick up a set of both, then if i can get away with the 3's, i may fit the 5's to the back, to bring them out abit more
     
     

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    Just looking at your cars pic Nimrod

    have you thought about spraying your chrome front grille steel grey to match your wheels ?
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    Yes , its on my to-do list...along with the rear splitter
     
     

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