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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:08 pm 
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Just need an idea where to get some spacers and also rough prices and sizes? Got some new wheels and they rub on mt front suspension arm.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:56 pm 
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u shouldnt need spacers on an au.... but try ur local tyre dealer they should be able to get them for you

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:59 pm 
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I'd be taking the wheels back if you were told that they were to fit an AU.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:11 pm 
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I'd love to take them back but l got them from queensland on ebay. Has anyone ever cracked spacers? Only need to come out 10mm max and should fill out the gaurds perfect.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:01 pm 
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Both spacers and adaptors are illegal in Vic so your pretty much f**k if you wanna keep your car legal

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:05 pm 
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Sorry officer. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:10 pm 
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Sorry officer. :lol:


You damn well better be :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:18 pm 
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no one is actually sure if adaptors are illegal yet

people had clause out of vic roads book but i bet if you look in the nsw it would say the same thing but its just that they have been told by nsw laws they are fine, no one has said they are illegal

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:39 am 
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Adapters will probably push them out too far, and spacers I wouldn't use as they are weaker, less thread and that.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:59 pm 
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autobarn sell them

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:57 pm 
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no one is actually sure if adaptors are illegal yet

people had clause out of vic roads book but i bet if you look in the nsw it would say the same thing but its just that they have been told by nsw laws they are fine, no one has said they are illegal


A Vic Roads inspector told me, after i described adaptors to him that he would consider them as the same as spacers, therefore illegal. The problem is if the inspectors don't know what they are what chance have you got.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:06 am 
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Got them from autobarn for 19 bucks a pair. Wheels now fit great and fill the gaurds and are not even close to rubbing. Check out my gallery for the new picks. Not the flashiest rims in town but not bad for 550 dollars with new goodyear eagles.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:18 am 
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Looking good!
Those rims arent bad at all, nothing over the top and they dont grab the attention from unwanted people as they dont look that "non-stock" however still much better than stock!

How far did the rims end up coming out from the hub? 10mm?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:28 pm 
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Used 1 spacer on each wheel so they are 8mm further out which makes it clear my suspension arm by 8mm. Put them on the back only to bring them out a bit because the offset was way too far in.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:34 pm 
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Looks good, and glad to hear you resolved it.

Just a word of warning. Contact your insurance company and see if they support the spacers. At the end of the day, the police are not going to notice an 8mm spacer, but if for whatever reason the car gets a complete inspection, but a qualified person, they will find them, and I would suggest your insurance company may have a thing or two to say.

Touch wood, but if you had a serious accident, the police would do a complete inspection and they would find the spacers, and again, the insurance company would find out.

Just a thought, for the 'just in case' senario!
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