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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:49 pm 
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I am 17 and just about to buy my first car, EF fairmont and am wanting to put a set of BA XR8 wheels on it, But i have done some research and have found out that they have different offsets etc. I have heard on forums that you can get these things called "spaces"? I have tried researching but haven't been able to find all that much information...

Could you please help me if you know if it is possible to put a set of BA XR8 wheels on a EF Fairmont and how i would go about it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: wheel spaces?
Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:09 pm 
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Hey mate, yes you can get wheel spacers, two of my mates have them on their ef's.. something to think about but is that wheel spacers are illegal and there are limits as to how much you can alter the wheel track!

 

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 Post subject: Re: wheel spaces?
Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:10 pm 
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i had the same problem with my ed falcon wheel spacers are a great solution but they are illegal is some states of australia and being 17 u will get a hard time from the cops and they will defect u for anything
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Buy copies to suit pre Au cars... You should find some on ebay.

Spacers are dangerous and illegal

Cheers Paul.
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:04 pm 
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BAXLS03 wrote:
Buy copies to suit pre Au cars... You should find some on ebay.

Spacers are dangerous and illegal

Cheers Paul.

only dangerous if you use cheap chinese ones that have studs made of licorice and no locating rings.

definitely illegal though.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:07 pm 
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just buy some copies. i have a set of au xr copies on mine and if you get decent quality ones they are good. no dangerous spacers

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:13 pm 
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adding 35mm hub adapters wont alter the track either, if you have au/ba wheels, because the offset brings the wheels back into track again.

i have only heard of 1 hub adapter breaking and that was beacuse the guy bought some for a jap car. they had metric wheel studs and he used the falcon imperial nuts on them.

there are plenty of race cars running hub adapters, some are big dollar cars too.
a lot more stress is put through them on the track, drift,drag,circuit etc.

they can be engineered and cleared for registration too

i had them on my el for 3 years without any problems, it was my family car too, me wife and kids, i value my family and wouldnt put them at risk if they werent safe

i also think that late model wheels remanufactured/copied and modified offset to suit e series cars are more likely to fail than hub adapters.

i have seen ten times the amount of cracked chinese copy rims than adapters.
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:39 pm 
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i have only heard of 1 hub adapter breaking and that was beacuse the guy bought some for a jap car. they had metric wheel studs and he used the falcon imperial nuts on them.

i also think that late model wheels remanufactured/copied and modified offset to suit e series cars are more likely to fail than hub adapters.

i have seen ten times the amount of cracked chinese copy rims than adapters.


that is exactly what was wrong with mine, i bought them second hand and didnt notice the thread was shagged until i tried winding my wheel nuts on. ended up getting them machined to accept competition grade studs.

havent had an issue with them since.

just gotta look at the various forums and see the amount of 'cheap chinese rims destroyed by pothole' type threads compared to hub adapter threads.

herrods even sell them as 'track adapters' for fg utes.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:07 am 
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Bit of a threadmine here but, has anyone seen or heard of spacers to change stud pattern, eg. Bolt onto the Falcon hub and have Commodore studs in them?
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:10 am 
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AFAIK current commodores have the same stud pattern and offest as the AU-> falcons anyway

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:14 am 
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I came up with 5x110 P6. Same offset, but different Stud Pattern
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:16 am 
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I see no reason why you couldnt get hub adapters for the pre au falcons for newer commo rims. But not if they have the same offset. You would have to get a hub made up with a different stud pattern.
PITA IMO

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:18 am 
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Any idea who in Aus makes em? Mines an EF so I'd need 30 - 35mm spacers to run them anyways. Looking at a set of VE GTS's
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:11 pm 
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you can deffinately get them.

not sure of any places locally, although there will be places.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WHEEL-SP ... ccessories

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:04 am 
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Ok so its one of those illegal unless engineered deals. Dont get caught, dont crash... Am I right?
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