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14” P Slots on a MK2 Breadvan


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Richiecole

Hello, I’m after a bit of advice reference fitting 14” P Slots on my breadvan that I have just bought. 
The tyres that are currently on the wheels are 185/60/14 and am having a few issues with rubbing at the back as expected.

I will be lowering the car approx 40mm all round and ideally would like to keep the P Slots on the car so my question is, would a 165/55/14 tyre work without any rubbing on the rear? The P Slots I have are 5.5J et38.

Any advice would be much appreciated otherwise it’ll back to the 4.5J 13’s that came with it! 
Many thanks 

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I had them on the back of a standard mk2 with 185/60/14's on years ago. They were close but not rubbing, so I used a bit of wooden dowel as a former and rolled the inner lip in a little bit. 40mm with a slight stretch _should_ be ok, but these cars all sit a bit differently to each other, especially when lowered. The other option would be put little bit of camber on. 

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Richiecole

Thanks for the reply Yeti,I think I’m going to try the 165/55/14 with a slight stretch route and see how it goes from there, then if needs be it’ll be a bit of arch rolling like you say. Thanks again.

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Qwerty

165/55's work well. My brother runs the same setup on his mk2.

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Richiecole

Thanks Qwerty, I think this is the route I’m going to take. Appreciate the reply.

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