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Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:08 pm 
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hi guys.
i am trying to fit 9.5" x 17" rims to the rear of my ba. i trial fitted them today and found that the bolt on the lower arm of the suspention only clears the rim by about 2 mm.

do you think that is too close to be safe?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rim only clear susp by a few mm - how close is too close?
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:09 pm 
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I would allow more clearance to be safe. 2mm seems like madness!! I would allow 10mm at least!! But thats me, I like to play safe!
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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:19 pm 
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in my opinion thats too close like GHIA97 said, go for 10mm

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:43 pm 
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meh, 10mm.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:05 pm 
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like chip foose says "clearance is clearance"

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rim only clear susp by a few mm - how close is too close?
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:58 pm 
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thats what i feel too.
dunno what to do now. might have to look into getting the rims made narrower. 1/3" would be ample to clear it. really frustrating but i guess it's a lesson learned - fit first, then buy.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Now I might get flamed for suggesting this, but is it possible for you to use a slip on ring spacer? of perhaps 2 to 4 mm?
Assuming the nuts still have plenty of thread to grab onto, theres nothing else they really effect..

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:15 pm 
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I was just about to suggest a slip on spacer krisisdog, will suit perfect, and in such a slim thickness, will be fine for regular usage

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:32 pm 
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yeah but illegal. Perhaps if i can find a very thin one and hide it behind the factory stone guard. might look into that.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Unless you are looking for them, they are not noticable

 

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Or you could just get a few more guards, and run 4-5 per wheel for some added material

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:49 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
Or you could just get a few more guards, and run 4-5 per wheel for some added material

heh. good idea. and it'll give me a chance to poke around the wreckers...

 

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