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 Post subject: BA Rims?
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:31 pm 
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Hello all just a quick question, Are BA rims illegal to fit on an EB Series II for street use? I was speaking to a mate and he said to fit them you need some spacers or somthing along those lines..


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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:35 pm 
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You need either spacers or hub adapters. Spacers are like a big washer with holes for each stud to go through, while adapters bolt to the hub. Some say adapters are legal, some disagree. Generally its better to get copies if you can. But everyone agrees spacers are illegal!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Ahh ok thanks Andrew info appriciated.


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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:51 pm 
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You can get copies that wont need spacers. Uglybob has got some copy BA rims on his EF.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:09 pm 
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How can you tell they are copies, I have a pic here with what looks to be BA's could some one clarify as how to identify the copies..., Excuse the n00b question its just i have never seen BA copies before

 

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:15 pm 
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The copies look the same, but theyre not made by ford. Instead theyre made by the tyre companies and come with the correct offset to suit the older fords.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:25 pm 
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^ BA XR8 'options' in e-series offset. mine are 17's - the originals are 18's, although you can now get copies in 18's :)

 

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 Post subject: Where to get them
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:24 pm 
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where can i get the BA XR8 copies

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:34 pm 
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Inquire at places like bob janes and ian diffens. Any tyre shop worth their money should be able to point you in the right direction!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:19 pm 
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i got ba xr replicas....

you can tell the offset by looking at it, on the back of them the BA ones the metal bit that bolts onto the hub is very small, the copies have a decent size chunk where it goes onto the hub

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Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:10 am 
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Yeah TJ a guy on here has them in 18s that are e series offset
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