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Old 06-07-2019   #1
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4x4 sump guard on a 4x2 and ground clearance, use tyres to lift?

Hi folks,

I've just fitted the 4x4 sump guard to my 4x2 and it now looks like I have less ground clearance than my C63!

I've read various posts about the difficulties of lifting these cars, but, could an easy solution to this be to fit 145/85/r13 tyres on the front only? Currently I have 145/80/r13 tyres all round.

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2 projects, no car!! oops
 
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Re: 4x4 sump guard on a 4x2 and ground clearance, use tyres to lift?

It's an interesting theory, might look a bit odd - but more crucially have you tried shopping around for 145/85/13 tyres yet.... try tapping it into Black Circles and see what options come up (hint - none at all!) You'd be better shopping around for some 14" steels and starting from there if you're going to try and go bigger..
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Re: 4x4 sump guard on a 4x2 and ground clearance, use tyres to lift?

Good point - that appears to be a tyre size in theory only!
Tbh I'm a bit concerned about compromising on road handling too.. Might just add a few psi and make sure my bash plate is beefy enough
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Re: 4x4 sump guard on a 4x2 and ground clearance, use tyres to lift?

Bad news - Bash plate hits the road.

Good news - Bash plate is well up to the job

It could be your car was only just clearing road bumps before you fitted the bash plate.
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