- First Gear
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There have been a few threads about this in the past, I think this was one of the latest
There are potential clearance problems on the A frame and spring. The +2 hubs are different (John posted a picture on this thread) to give more A frame clearance, but having said that, it would appear some folks manage with standard (2-seater) hubs. I think it depends what spring diameter & tyres you're intending to use. There are loads of threads on that one, pop "+2 wheels" into the search (top of the page) and you'll be going all day !
- Fourth Gear
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I upgraded to 5.5" +2 wheels and 165X13 tyres with no interference issues.
A later tyre replacement with 185/70X13 tyres produced interference with the rear spring collars and the inside of the wheel well. A hammer gave me enough clearance on the inside, relieving the inside of the wheel well gave clearance there.
A later replacement with 185/60X13 tyres produced more interference. I changed to small diameter rear springs to get clearance on the inside and relieved the inside of the wheel well even more.
The 165 tyres and 5.5" wheels are a good upgrade, producing better handling, more precise steering and it takes a sharp eye to notice the changes for those who value stock looks.
But I had to be careful turning while going over bumps since the tyre fouls the front wheel arch. The stock tyre probably does the same, but at a greater speed.
But, as numerous posts indicate, different cars have slightly different clearances, so your car may not be as amenable to these upgrades.
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