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 Post subject: AU Wheels on EL?
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:53 am 
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Hi Guys,
I bought a set of Tickford 5 Spoke 17s for my EL a few weeeks ago. I also bought +25 spacers to suit the EL offset. Today I took them to JAX t get tyres and fit them to my car, when i got back the bloke told me he couldnt fit them because the studs were too long! has anyone had this problem and was it expensive to replace the studs?

Help would be greatly appreciated as i spend big money on the tyres for them to sit in the shed

Kind Regards Greg
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 Post subject: Re: AU Wheels on EL?
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:20 am 
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Hiya, Im not a fan of hub adapters, Best thing to do to make them fit, is using "non mag wheel nuts"

Like on my NL the wheel nuts that came with my wheels did not fit, they where not long enough,
So Im just using the standard NL wheel nuts because they are kinda like a normal nut where the wheel stud can pass though it. IIRC when steel wheel nuts will do the job for you ..

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 Post subject: Re: AU Wheels on EL?
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:12 pm 
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thanks mate but that wont help the offset problem
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 Post subject: Re: AU Wheels on EL?
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:17 pm 
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some people here have cut the stud to make the adaptors n wheels fit, could always search ebay for shorter studs, just couple of options

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Wheels on EL?
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:29 am 
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Thanks guys all sorted now it was the centering ring on the spacer just knocked the studs out grinded off the ring and waalaa went straight on
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