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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:21 pm 
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i have just purchased a 1998 EL Fairmont and have found a set of 19" chrome rims for a very very good price, the only problem is that the offset is wrong.

does anyone know if there is a way that i can make them fit without using spacers. or would it be possible to find some post AU axles and have them fitted to my car?
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:27 pm 
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use the spacer and get hub ring ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:06 pm 
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ok thanks

1 issue tho is that im not sure if the spacers r legal or not.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:09 pm 
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no there not legal and they are s**t i had nothink but problems with them ,snaped studs wheels coming loose

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:15 pm 
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With spacers, the idea is sound, but unfortunately most of them are s**t quality. The material is usually very soft where the bolts tighten up, and eventually wears away and causes movement to the spacer.... then snapped studs/loss of wheel etc.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:18 pm 
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buy them from a tyre store and not supercheap....

i used 2 run spacers and hub rings on my rodeo and never had a problem, owned the car 3yrs

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:01 pm 
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They are still illegal, buy a set of rims in the correct offset.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:55 pm 
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svo_matt wrote:
no there not legal and they are s**t i had nothink but problems with them ,snaped studs wheels coming loose


I had similar issues with my EF. I had 22mm spacers (and longer wheel studs). I snapped studs, and kept chewing through wheel bearings. Mine was due to the pressure/weight being on the wheel studs themselves, and not on the hub as they should be. I am confident that other people would have experienced similar issues.
In the end I got a new set of rims that are the correct fitment for my car. I have not had any issues since.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:29 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... ight=wheel hub spacers------------try this,NUF SAD

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:38 pm 
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that was from using incorrect wheel nuts :wink:
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:43 pm 
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Sharpy, a quick search could have answered your question.

Spacers/hub adaptors are illegal, rendering you car unroadworthy and probably uninsured.

if you get them, make sure they have a locater lip.
and if the rims are AU/BF offset you need 30-35mm spacers.
Pre AU = 0 to 6mm pos offset
AU + = 36mm pos offset.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:16 pm 
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to be honest the rims and mods ive done to it r probs worth more than the car and i havnt insured them so im not too fazed about insurance, i just dont want to have any problems with handling or damage to any other parts of the car just for the sake of some cheap rims.
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