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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:51 am 
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Hi,

I have a EL XR8 II, which currently has the stock standard 16" rims on it. I picked up a set of BA XR6 18" Rims for cheap to whack on my EL. I took to Bob-Jane to get tyres put on and they said they won't fit unless I get spacers.

I have heard stories of peoples wheels actually coming off their cars because they had spacers.

Just wanted to see if anyone has used spacers, and if its worth it??

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:05 pm 
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do a search!

there are hundreds of people using Hub adaptors here..

some people (like myself) will stay away from them

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:15 pm 
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i havent seen em ome off a ford but a nissan yeah.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:46 pm 
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Very illegal, very dangerous.

I wouldn't even consider them as an option. My local wheelshop won't do it, apparently, they warned me straight off it.

Many wheels are made in pre-AU offset and I'm pretty sure it's quite easy to get BA XR copy rims in pre-AU.

Sell the wheels and get something that will fit your car.
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:48 pm 
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Will do!

Thanks for the tips!!
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:47 pm 
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Kurfurst wrote:
Very illegal, very dangerous.



Explain.

Dont just say s**t for the fun of it, or because you've heard stories, show me some facts.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:29 pm 
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i had a mate with hub adapters and he literally flogged the f**k outa his car, drifts, donuts you name it he has done it, not one issue at all, and very illegal it is legal in some states
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:37 pm 
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so if they are so unsafe why will CAMS approve them (after an inspection) for track use where the load on the suspension and wheels is much greater?

the only unsafe thing about adaptors is cheap quality ones or wankers not fitting them correctly or using the wrong wheel nuts.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:04 pm 
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Alex you should have made sure that they would fit before you bought them :lol:

Just sell them and get yourself some BA XR8 rims or GT-P's in pre-AU offset.
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:48 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
Kurfurst wrote:
Very illegal, very dangerous.



Explain.

Dont just say s**t for the fun of it, or because you've heard stories, show me some facts.


When I purchased my wheels I was told that they were illegal. It did not benefit them to make that up in the hopes I would buy something they had in stock, they had to order in what I wanted and the wheel came in both pre and post-AU.

I was told that they were illegal and dangerous and that the correct offset wheel was definitely the best option.

Unless wheel shops are in the business of spreading lies just for the fun of it, I see no reason to doubt what I was told.

It was not my intention to steer anyone in the wrong direction, I was simply repeating what I was told when I bought my wheels.
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:53 am 
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Ive got them on my car now, after trying to talk myself out of it, but hopefully they wont be on for long.
I do regular checks on mine every 2 weeks, i check tightness and check if i can see cracks or defects.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:19 am 
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i ran hub adapters for age's.. and only once had a problem.. turned out the wheel nuts were slightly not the right type and were making the lugs fail.. apart from that i drag raced on them no worries... and were generally no trouble..

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:41 am 
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Kurfurst wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Kurfurst wrote:
Very illegal, very dangerous.



Explain.

Dont just say s**t for the fun of it, or because you've heard stories, show me some facts.


When I purchased my wheels I was told that they were illegal. It did not benefit them to make that up in the hopes I would buy something they had in stock, they had to order in what I wanted and the wheel came in both pre and post-AU.

I was told that they were illegal and dangerous and that the correct offset wheel was definitely the best option.

Unless wheel shops are in the business of spreading lies just for the fun of it, I see no reason to doubt what I was told.

It was not my intention to steer anyone in the wrong direction, I was simply repeating what I was told when I bought my wheels.




Yep thats all stories like I said, no facts. Theyre not illegal, theyre just generally not RW. Theyre also not dangerous, unless you buy cheapos.
Wheel shops are a bit like you, they just regurgitate info they hear. Just because they sell wheels and tyres doesnt mean they know everything.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:34 pm 
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Well, I would think that not being roadworthy would be as good as being illegal.

Get done with them and you still have to change it, so what's the point?
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:57 pm 
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Kurfurst wrote:
Get done with them and you still have to change it, so what's the point?


You cant be serious asking that question, its quite obvious why people have them, so they can expand their wheel choice from under 50 designs to over 100 designs.

 

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