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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:01 pm 
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Hey,

I am looking at getting some wheel spacers in order to have more variety in my rim choice.

A few questions...

What are they worth? Best place to get them from? Which states are they legal in?

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:21 pm 
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i find it amusing that legalities are always asked about but i bet you wouldnt even question the safety of your vehicle? hub adaptors are legal here i think (different to spacers but do the same job) i dunno about other states
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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:25 pm 
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they are illeagal in VIC
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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:29 pm 
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Sometimes one must sacrifice their safety in order to look good! lol :D

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:25 am 
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I dont know if any state allows u to use a 5mm spacer I know they dont here in ACT.

Ive got the bolt on hub adapter which im told by like 3 out of 5 places is legal here they range from $250-350 depending on who u know etc etc

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:55 am 
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dont want to hi-jack the thread but what exactly are the diffences between spacers and adaptors in the end dont they do the same thing

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:43 am 
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Spacers just push the rim further out, causing less stud to be poking out and making the rim sit on the studs instead of the hub. Adaptors sit on the hub and bolt onto the existing studs. They also provide another hub and longer studs off the adaptor.

Wish I could find some pics, itd be way easier to explain.
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where can you buy hub adapters for e series?!

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:37 am 
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where can you buy hub adapters for e series?!


Any wheel/tyre shop should be able to get them

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:03 am 
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Bingo. Do the job properly, espeacially when it comes to safety parts like wheels, brakes, and suspension. (see that 'I cut my springs' thread <meshakeshead>)

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:14 am 
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i would have thought that anything that altered the wheel track from factory is illegal in all states? may be wrong :D

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:53 am 
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It isn't altering the wheel track, if it is just correcting the offset.

 

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Spacers just push the rim further out, causing less stud to be poking out and making the rim sit on the studs instead of the hub. Adaptors sit on the hub and bolt onto the existing studs. They also provide another hub and longer studs off the adaptor.

Wish I could find some pics, itd be way easier to explain.


Hows this one?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:52 pm 
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Yes I agree pay the $$$ and get hub adaptors I got mine for $300 for the set :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:56 pm 
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