Fordmods Logo

Wheel Adapters / Spacers. 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:03 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 19

Joined: 29th Apr 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Fairmont EL

Location: Merredin
WA, Australia

Im finding it hard Looking for rims for my car i have an el fairmont and it seems not many fit. The ones i like are Petrol - vengeance. but the only way to get them to fit is with wheel adapters/spacers. im not sure wether i wanna go that way though as i belive it will weaken it, considering i dont mind dropping the clutch here and there!! does any one have some advice on wheel adapters/spacers. or any other rims alike.

some other rims i like are Advanti-Inferno, Lemans, XIX-X05. are there anymore like this?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

im not sure how hard you drive but there's a heck of alot more grip down the quater mile where i have raced with my hub adapters and never had a problem...

just make sure the nuts suit the hub adapter studs...

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2515

Joined: 27th Mar 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: FG MkII Xr6t Ute

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

They will be fine as long as the nuts are the right length. Just don't fork out for comprehensive insurance while you're running them.

 

_________________

EVL098 wrote:
Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

As long as your running the correct nuts for the spacers you'll be fine, like everyone's said lol.
The problems that occur are, for example, if you have spacers with 12mm studs, not 1/2" like falcon studs, and you still try and run falcon nuts on them. The nuts will go on, but they wont grab, and will quickly strip off, and off will come a wheel.

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:23 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 19

Joined: 29th Apr 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Fairmont EL

Location: Merredin
WA, Australia

Yeah ok cheers guys. i cant afford insurance anyway so that doesnt matter. my main concern was breaking but if it can handle the quater mile theres not many more places with more grip than that.

ill have to think about it cause it sounds like its going to cost pretty much the same as getting them made to suit.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:38 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

MASON wrote:
Yeah ok cheers guys. i cant afford insurance anyway so that doesnt matter. my main concern was breaking but if it can handle the quater mile theres not many more places with more grip than that.

ill have to think about it cause it sounds like its going to cost pretty much the same as getting them made to suit.

i hope you mean "cant afford full comprhensive" so will just get "3rd party" insurance... :wink:

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:47 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 19

Joined: 29th Apr 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Fairmont EL

Location: Merredin
WA, Australia

i can afford 3rd party but that covers f**k all. full cover insurance was about $2500 a year and $2000 excess. whats the point ??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:33 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

MASON wrote:
i can afford 3rd party but that covers f**k all. full cover insurance was about $2500 a year and $2000 excess. whats the point ??

the "f**k all" part covers the cost of the "Bently GT converatble" that you crash into... saving you "tens of thousands" and you pay for the damage to your own car...

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Adapters / Spacers.
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:35 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 19

Joined: 29th Apr 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Fairmont EL

Location: Merredin
WA, Australia

yeah ok fair enough.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:52 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names