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Old August 30th 2011, 11:43
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Originally Posted by hotsauce View Post
What im doing to the rear openings is filling them in so it looks 'stock' but using Dzus fasteners so they are removeable. Thats the only way that id be able to get the gigantic wheels out of there. i didnt cut the wheel arch out, that was done by a PO . . . .
Don't know why people would do that, some PO hacked my arches too. Had stock ones put back on as the bus is being painted. I'm running 16" MB CLK rims on mine, bus IRS swap with 2500lb. airbags in the rear. Clearance is pretty close on mine but what I do is jack the bus way up, pump up the bags a little which drops the arm down, and remove the wheel by rotating the lower part of the rim to the center of the bus until the top outer edge of the tire clears the apron then pull the whole thing out (hope this makes sense). It's tight but I am able to get it out. The face of the rim is exposed to the ground when you're doing this though.
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