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    Default Arch flareing best way ?

    I'm looking to put a wider wheel on my nova and need the arch out a little bit like about 10 or 15mm at the most what's the best way of doing it ? I've seen arch rollers but don't know if they work on nova arch's because of the shape any adverse would help thanks

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    Arch rollers will work on the front arches, but not on the rears, you'll really struggle to get wide wheels on a Nova, there just just isn't much room between the rear strut and the inner arch, even less if you have rear coilovers.

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    Only thing you can do really is cut the lip off but not to close to the spot welds. Then seam seal to keep the moisture away.

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    Warm the paint and knock the lip up flat. Then use a soft block of wood and a bottle jack to push the back edge of the arch outwards.

    I can’t say it won’t crack the paint because it might, that’s how I did mine though and comfortably ran a 7j et37 with a 205/50/15 tyre.

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    Another vote for bottle jack. Expect a skim of filler and paint after. It works a bit easier if you separate the inner and outer skin first to allow them to move separately then reweld them together

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    I'm going to have to try the bottle jack thing hopefully it works thanks for the advice

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    Make sure you press out on some wood. Wet it to allow it to contour easier. And if it turns out badly I never said it was a good idea blame Craig.

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    Blame Iain, I stole the idea from his build thread.

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    It actually turned out ok to be perfect it would need filled and painted but it will do my job till the end of the year until I strip the car and build it thanks Craig and Iain really helped

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    I will accept full credit for this one Craig.

    Any pics? I’ve just done it on a mates car to fit 7J and semi slicks with tube and jack. Turned out awful but it’s not my car so no biggie

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