Id go for 17s if you dont want them to rub. Got 215/35/18s on mine and theyre 7 1/2 in wide. Lowered 30mm last week as was looking like a space buggy! Sometimes catching on front inner arches when turnin so they need sorting and with 2 peeps in front the width of the tyres in the back arches are hitting them over bumps so they need sorting to. Looks ace though.
Dealer have had a look on the ramps and visibly there is no damage. Example if you pull out of a junction quickly a car is very likely to wheelspin with tyres on the road. My suspension just clonks. Which other part do you suggest it could be? Nissan refused to take if for a test drive and between the 03 plate and 04 plate nissan have modified or changed something as both courtersy 04 plates I have taken out do not clonk and were both 1 litre engines?
Be nice to get is sorted. Wanting bigger power out of car next year and don't think the clonking would be good. Any comments would help.
Ooo thats interesting. Nah its been doing it since we bought it but nissan made the excuse as you would expect...that it was my fault since Id put the bigger wheels on...the idiots! They think people are stupid. It is doing it less now with the bigger wheels on...and its lowered too now.
I also have an 03 1.2s (wife's) and it don't clonk for me.
I would say that if i give either car a lot of throttle from a standing start that there are a few noises as the tyres scrabble for grip,(tires seem to vibrate up & down rather than spin up like most cars) sort of clonking but i would guess it's the lower suspension arm design as it does not use a tie bar to keep the wheels from moving back and forth during very hard acceleration.
The parts in the front suspension on both my 03 & 04 have exactly the same part numbers on their build stickers so the only changes could be in the rubber bushes themselves if there has been a change.
(there would usually be a superceded part number listed)
The only parts changed between 03 & 04 appear to be seat back release cables & front seat runners etc & the front lip spoiler is now bolted on rather than clipped through 4 of it's 10 fixing holes:glance:
I went through the Parts slides & manual today and there is absolutely no mention of a change.
the only one with different part number for the lower arm is the 82 bhp DCi Diesel model from sept 03 onward. (i would guess that the bushes are harder) as the arm is the same part number on 2 cars i checked today.
Put your original wheels back on and try another nissan dealer is my advice.
I had a nightmare today fitting the foglamp kit to my 1.4SE
(not an easy job at all but got them on in the end)
I thought the kit would include a new lighting/indicator stalk and was very shocked when the whole steering column switch assembly was supplied!. (retail on the kit is about Â£170 +vat but i managed to get one for Â£120 including Vat.
A lot but the SE does not come with front fogs and i am not paying 4 hours labour for fitting.
(took 2 hours but i work in a nissan bodyshop).
Thanks for that but yep definitely does clonk. Its strange. My mum can vouch for the clonking too. All the car shakes. Don't think another nissan dealer would touch it once the arches are rolled or cut for the 18s.
Your a bunch of useful guys on here aren't ya! Thanks for all your advice. More questions soon! :upside: