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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:17 AM

I'm using the lockdown time to get cracking on the multiple jobs on my MX5 NA.

 

At the moment I'm running 15x 8 wheels with a slight stretch. However......I'd prefer to be running wider tyres without stretch which would need covering, or arch rolling.

 

A few questions:

 

1. How easy is to arch roll at home on the drive with an arch roller? I have time at the moment but lack patience  ^_^

2. Can you get relatively small arches that fix on the wings. I love the Cafe Racer look so would ideally want plain black which screw/bolt onto the existing panels.

3. Anyone got any photos of either of the above?

 

Many Thanks!!

 

 


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 02:00 PM

Ive just done the rears and folding the lip was fine. But trying to create an actual flare was a tough work. I put some releaving cuts in the arch lip and went to deep on first arch thats create an uneven fold..looks nasty... but 5mm half the lip on 2nd fine.
My arches were in good nick and it was tough going try to get movement.
You defo need a heat gun and another trolley jack to lift the wishbone as the tool pushes the shock down. I was huffing and puffing big time.
I did my ep3 civic the week b4 and an absolute breeze in comparison due to i think the inner arch being so close to lip on a 5. I got about a useable 20mm at best.
I think the fronts will be easy but not yet tackled as only 1 layer of steel.
If you find some good mini arch covers post here as i need to cover my rough bodge up lol.
Mines only a track car so i dont car but on a nice road car id be rather nervous. Defo use a heat gun to stop the paint flaking off.
Wheels at mo are 7j et38. With a ns2rs...ive found track tyres are squarer due to stiffer sidewalls.
I very much doubt ill fit ET0...prob more like et10 to 20 after ive done so measurements.d8922ebc24ec24a6c645b2e11d9b24c8.jpg50036eff4bc4628a8181fb36fd1d21f5.jpge0092ca385304cd9617d15279b1cf30d.jpg5f9d140e1b50ab7bcf04f4bf86c08770.jpg9868d6dbf90e2e2472483f0f3fecbc0a.jpga7579056df4956c23c0c52fb6c16e15d.jpg7a4adf5368faf942f9bd597bd75b5a78.jpgde3c9c87258a3d216386be03af800085.jpg

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 06:55 PM

Thanks. More nervous than ever now :)


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:17 PM

Lol my passenger arch good...literally 5mm cut at tdc and 9.30 and 2.30.
Full cut at lip to bumper and full cut at start..i used the swaged line at quarter.
With out the cuts i was just getting no where...passenger good. Marks are previous stone rash. The lip is flush with flare.5b24141232fc6d1ce4dfb70433aea57c.jpg

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