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k11 micra ally progress thread

what colour wheels


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sr_steve
thats good plans=micra don
join the other dons on here!
micra don?

hoovered, washed and polished the car today only for it to absaloutley chuck it down :(.
also been haveing a problem with my cd player. when it was wired up the the sidelights and speedo lights refused to work and kept blowing the fuse when i tried to replace it so had to drive everywhere with 1 rear fog on in at night. so my mates dad suggested a direct feed from the battery so we got cracking with that and im pleased to report i have both cd player and lights working at the same time since i got the car :D happy days

also can anyone notice anything new what i have done?
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i no i should have took bit by bit off instead of diving in at the deep end and chopping three coils off :( lol
and nope eventually took the bump strips off, just need to do the passenger side now lol
 
nice car mate, that thing is LOOOWWW!! ha do you not have any trouble with those alloys and rubber? mate of mine had some on before and said it rubbed like crazy on full lock?
 
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sr_steve
i like the look(when the back purple rims on)
he looks like he is going to jump on you-menacing-
need more k11's like this one !!
comment much appreciated mate, il be selling alloys soon :)

nice car mate, that thing is LOOOWWW!! ha do you not have any trouble with those alloys and rubber? mate of mine had some on before and said it rubbed like crazy on full lock?
cheers man:). aye its quite bad on full lock but i dont mind because im getting 13" banded steelies in 2 weeks :D

right question for frank. im getting banded steelies in a few weeks but dont know what i should be going for. so heres a few figures of the sight if you could point me in the right direction it will be hugely appreciated :).

1st set
The 8x13 is available in the following PCD's and Offsets

4-108
4-100

ET = NEG10
ET = NEG59

2nd set
The 7x13 is also available in the following PCD'S and offsets :

4x100
4x108

ET = POS3

are these deep, which is best setup to get and what size tyres would you reccomend with a bit of stretch involved. cheers mate
 

frank

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right question for frank. im getting banded steelies in a few weeks but dont know what i should be going for. so heres a few figures of the sight if you could point me in the right direction it will be hugely appreciated :).

1st set
The 8x13 is available in the following PCD's and Offsets

4-108
4-100

ET = NEG10
ET = NEG59

2nd set
The 7x13 is also available in the following PCD'S and offsets :

4x100
4x108

ET = POS3

are these deep, which is best setup to get and what size tyres would you reccomend with a bit of stretch involved. cheers mate

mark may be the best one to ask tbh steve, but tyre stretch gives you a lot more poke and clearance i,ve found, for example my 13,s are dished more than the 14,s, and stick out further, and the are nearly the same outside dia but because the tyre stretch is greater on the 13,s they clear the bodywork by miles :eek:
 

frank

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oh right, took a few reads to get my head round that lol. is 7*13 deep? cheers man

i think it,ll depend on what tyre you choose steve, here,s my 6.5 J x 13 with 70mm more poke than stock (which is about as much as you can get away with on the rear, with 155/70/13 tyres)
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markbognor

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Use www.willtheyfit.com to help you visualise and compare different offsets. If you want to have a look at the wheels in my blog, the 6x13s on the car are +13, the tial fitted 7s are 0 and the 8s are -13.

It would be cool to get the -10 8s and +3 7s back and front, it'll need some camber to keep the tyres under though - even with a fair stretch.
 
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Use www.willtheyfit.com to help you visualise and compare different offsets. If you want to have a look at the wheels in my blog, the 6x13s on the car are +13, the tial fitted 7s are 0 and the 8s are -13.

It would be cool to get the -10 8s and +3 7s back and front, it'll need some camber to keep the tyres under though - even with a fair stretch.

cheers, could you possibley reccomend one setup from the list that will sit niceley online with the arch or a tiny bit poke. with no problems. cheers
 

frank

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lol yeh, its mindblowing eh, the way that the centreline moves (and also the ET by 1/2 as much) when you widen the wheel
you,ve got nearly 2" (50mm) more poke there eh, i have 70mm more poke on the rear and about 60mm more on the front (but i have camber too tho eh)
 

frank

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and you can see that there is a lot more wheelpoke than tyrepoke on the stretched one eh, and for example my 14" front on the red car was fouling even with all that camber (but it only has 45mm more wheelpoke than stock)
yet the 13" rear on the blue car has 70mm more wheelpoke (with no clearance problems)
both cars are panhard rod centered
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cheers frank, im seriously thinking about ditching the idea and spending the money on dropping a 1.3 in instead. found them really cheap on ebay.
so few questions for you micra nuts out there.
1. has anyone got any spare steel wheels i could buy. 3 ideally. however i might be willing to do a swap for my wheels with a small small amount of cash my way.
2. how easy is it to strip a engine out.
3. how much would a garage charge to fit the 1.3
4. would it be easy to do myself
5. do i use the exsisting wiring harness.

there you are. replys appreciated as always :)
 

markbognor

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If it's still doing your head in, I've found in the past that drawing it helps:

In black is a 5" Et 35 wheel, the red is the changes that happen because of a 2" band added to the outer rim.

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cheers mark, im still slightly confused. theres a pic of a green micra with 13x7 et+5. the poke looked slightly to much so would et+3 be a little less poke?
 
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sr_steve
should be purchising the following on friday
1. set of super lites with tyres second hand. ( found two cheap sets, waiting on replies)
2. wind deflectors
3. maybe have to get some arch trims like euro micra if the wheels poke too much like his, smooth them in and paint though.

on the euro micra situation im not copying him. ive had these plans for ages. we just have such good taste lol
 
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sr_steve
nice wheels
very nice
cheers man im well happy with them
you lucky ####### I was the one bidding 140 fricking quid :D lol
haha sorry mate, in the last minute you must have bid it up, then i stuck 150 in, then it said confirm bid, with about 5 secs to go. it was a close shave lol.
Nice wheels..& looking forward to seeing the green car getting it (Y)
cheers, hes tinting front lights, lowering, and striping the back out on friday so il stick some pics up if he dosent make a blog
 
cheers man im well happy with them
haha sorry mate, in the last minute you must have bid it up, then i stuck 150 in, then it said confirm bid, with about 5 secs to go. it was a close shave lol.
i bided about 10 secs to go. lol. but dont worry i got some now.(Y) good luck with them.
 
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superlites have been payed for as well as some universal chrome arches to cover the poke (Hopefully). wheels are going ford graphite grey along with these arches with a polished dish on wheels. the payment has been sent but the man/women wants to wait for the payment to go through so arranging courier for monday, currently got a price of £27.00 from kent to newcastle. anybody know of any cheaper? cheers
 

markbognor

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superlites have been payed for as well as some universal chrome arches to cover the poke (Hopefully). wheels are going ford graphite grey along with these arches with a polished dish on wheels. the payment has been sent but the man/women wants to wait for the payment to go through so arranging courier for monday, currently got a price of £27.00 from kent to newcastle. anybody know of any cheaper? cheers

Sounds a reasonable price that.

I'm dubious about how well those stainless arches will be able to work, and the likely hood of the paint comming off. You Didn't fance some of the universal bolt ons that are available?
 
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Sounds a reasonable price that.

I'm dubious about how well those stainless arches will be able to work, and the likely hood of the paint comming off. You Didn't fance some of the universal bolt ons that are available?

i didnt know you could get them :doh: . ill give it a go, least i can do is try.
been busy the day, unfortunatley not with my car, but we lowered my mates the day, heres a few pics until he gets the time to make a thread
debadged and de wipered
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euro_micra

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Hey Steve. We definately are going down the same path now arn't we haha, although my progress is coming to an end until I get another one anyway. Decent price for them wheels too, and they come with the centre capsgrr.

I used HDNL (home) through parcels2go, cost about £18total with insurence, for the 3day delivery packaged in two sets of two. If they were shipped as one large parcel the price is nearer £35 as I'm guessing they need two people. So try getting them packaged individual or in twos for cheaper postage, hope that helps.

These are the arch trims I got mate, cheap n plastic I know, but should do the trick n should be good painted. One pic show how it'd look sat under the arch as opposed to on it, n the other just cos it looks good lol. But if you got the money pal, I'd recommend going for something better, maybe some full-sized that fit the whole arch, of if you are going to go to the effort of smoothing them in, you could flare the arches first/or instead?
 

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martinb

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Just looked at those wheels, pukka choice! Mine are et + 6 and do poke, I was original looking at 13 x 8 et -59 wellers, that would have gone terrible wrong, not too much poke or it looks like roller skate!!
 
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Hey Steve. We definately are going down the same path now arn't we haha, although my progress is coming to an end until I get another one anyway. Decent price for them wheels too, and they come with the centre capsgrr.

I used HDNL (home) through parcels2go, cost about £18total with insurence, for the 3day delivery packaged in two sets of two. If they were shipped as one large parcel the price is nearer £35 as I'm guessing they need two people. So try getting them packaged individual or in twos for cheaper postage, hope that helps.

These are the arch trims I got mate, cheap n plastic I know, but should do the trick n should be good painted. One pic show how it'd look sat under the arch as opposed to on it, n the other just cos it looks good lol. But if you got the money pal, I'd recommend going for something better, maybe some full-sized that fit the whole arch, of if you are going to go to the effort of smoothing them in, you could flare the arches first/or instead?

hes wraped them in two pakages like so thats a step closer, ill have a look about :)
aye mate i just ordered them arches aswell but im painting them anyway...and you guesed it, unless i mentioned in a early post they will eventually be smoothed into thebodywork :)..keep the project going. youl regret it. i did when i sold my green sr. now i have to start all over again with a basic facelift :( listen to a man with expirience:p

Just looked at those wheels, pukka choice! Mine are et + 6 and do poke, I was original looking at 13 x 8 et -59 wellers, that would have gone terrible wrong, not too much poke or it looks like roller skate!!
aye im happy with them like, canit wait for them to get here
 

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you see what happend when you lowerd it------the standard rims suit it well
same when you done yours
that deep green gets me,and you might need to get the boot spoiler like him smashing look when lowerd
 
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got the new wheels on. absaloutley fell in love with the little car now, its so low it even some times scrapes on drains in the middle of the road, will get some proper pics soon :)

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Very nice, I may have to put mine on afterall:p Looking forward to some more pics, and how well do they sit under the arches?

they sit under the arches real nice mate and with a bit of positioning with the arches it looks sweet, if not perfect, do it, get them on you will love it :)
 
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