I ♥ Plastic Arches

Fitting the meaty 225/45/15 Hoosiers looked like an almost impossible task with a hint of possible thrown in.

We started by cutting the plastic reinforcements and lip from behind the arches with a rotary tool. This made the arch more flexible and able to bend. From there we pulled out our friend the heat gun.

Using some plastic melting heat we slowly massaged the arches out. Once pulled and hot we let them set  using some cool water to lock them in the permanently flared out position.

A few blisters and burns later we had 2.5+ cm of tire clearance for Toucan’s feet to steer, and a much meaner stance.

I ♥ Plastic Arches.