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 Post subject: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:13 pm 
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Im looking for a set of the 35mm hub spacers so I can bolt on some BA rims to the fairlane..

Trouble is, a month ago I found heaps of sets of 4 for around $150-$200..

But now I need them I can only find pairs for $170? although I guess I could stop being a Jew and spend an extra $50, its just interesting they have gone up and the ones i was looking at arent re advertised..

Anyone know of a place who makes them, high quality of course, with high tensile studs and the hub eccentric ring (center locator)?

Or if anyone has a set for sale?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:44 pm 
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If you want High Quality, you are going to pay more than $150 for 4. Go to your local wheel place and get a price on quality ones and see what you will pay.
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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:48 pm 
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did you mean these? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon- ... 19efe03f0e

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:00 pm 
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Yeah except those ones don't have the center ring like these do...

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locators to guarantee the wheels are straight on the hub..

that set above was going for $180 or so for 4..

But now I can only find them in pairs for $170..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:19 pm 
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What your after is actually 30mm spacer as the E series is already +6mm. Add 30mm and you get +36mm, AU-FG offset.
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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:41 pm 
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Good point there.

So 35s will make them stick out 5mm further.

Being lowered and slightly tucking tyre that might be the bit too much they need to scrape/hit the guard more..

I'll track that down..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:44 pm 
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Go and talk to Bob Jane Alice Springs.

In NSW, they will supply but not fit, due to legality of hub adaptors.

Not sure about NT regs.
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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:15 pm 
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Lowlane7 wrote:
Good point there.

So 35s will make them stick out 5mm further.

Being lowered and slightly tucking tyre that might be the bit too much they need to scrape/hit the guard more..

I'll track that down..

I doubt they would hit. I had wheels that sat 30mm out from the average 8" wide wheel (front) and 70mm on the rear with nothing more than rolled guards.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats happened to wheel spacers??
Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:42 pm 
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SWC, Im not too sure myself on regs. It seems they are legal, as they are definately a "safer" method of adapting, being actually bolted to the hub rather than being shim type spacers..

A mate got a set of AU offset rims at a tyre place and they supplied him with the adapters to fit them, I called the same mob and they said they can get them but I have to sign a waiver to say they have no responsibility if anything happens.

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Im only fitting BA XR6 rims, so they arent gonna be too much wider than the 15s anyway, I was more thinking the front because i somtimes clip the tyre when turning up a gutter..

I could probably just drive more carefully.... :lol:

 

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