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I am looking at the different tire sizes avaliable and keep hearing about the plastic wheel arch modifications that need to be done. Specifically for the Copper STT, 275/65/R18, Does anyone have a description or can point me to pictures on the wheel arch modifications necessary?

How extensive are the modifications?
Is this tire size going to piss me off or is it going to be a seamless transition with minor modifications?
 

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Can't say I have heard much talk about wheel arch modifications here on the MkIII forum (not yet anyway... Sounds painful! :wink: ) There is at least one forum member here who runs those Coopers on his Range Rover (codynt, see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25993&start=2 ), but I believe he got a "mechanical lift" on his suspensions - by modifying the EAS sensor rods - to minimize rubbing. I don't know if he modified the wheel arches as well. Hopefully he will chime in soon.

PS: Congrats on your imminent 1000th post! :clap:
 

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any more info about what modification needs to be done to get 275/65/18 fit.
 

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I think they may be OK for the most part without modification. The problem is, what happens if your EAS has a fault and it drops to bump stops? Perhaps there are extended bump stops or spacers you could add to take care of that issue though.
 
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