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 Post subject: Who here runs spacers of hub adapters?
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:44 am 
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Hi fellas,

I am contemplating fitting a set of 20's on my EL XR8 the mc racing wheel. Only problem is they do not fit the EL without spacers.

Now I have heard some massive horror stories about these things. So I just wanted to know other people's thoughts.

The car will not be a daily, so it won't be taken out all the time maybe once of twice a week if that.
At this stage I am hoping to keep it all na but worked an maybe a stroker in the future with a supercharger...

Also if a cop pulls me over is it easy to spot the spacers or do the wheels need to be removed? In order to see them?

Cheers in advance
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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:18 am 
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I don't use them, you can easily see them when they are on as well. A highway cop will spot them very easily. I have 19's they are pretty rough on my EL, cant imagine the 20's will ride very well. Im actually going back down to 18x9's with semi slicks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Who here runs spacers of hub adapters?
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:48 am 
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Damn.... I was hoping someone wouldn't say that!
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 Post subject: Re: Who here runs spacers of hub adapters?
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:51 pm 
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You could a brake dust shield from an AU to hide the adaptor.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:41 pm 
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MAD wrote:
You could a brake dust shield from an AU to hide the adaptor.

If I end up going ahead with them I will definately do that!


Anyone recommend a special type of spacer which is very good in quality I dont want to want to run any made in china crap if I am running the risk of running spacers
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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:07 pm 
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The only recommendation I have is to make sure you use the right size nuts on the studs.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:43 pm 
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If I end up going down this path I will get it all done from the same mob who fit the tyres to ensure they supply all the correct gear
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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:47 pm 
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You're keen. I don't trust that a wheel monkey can do up my wheel nuts properly, let alone notice if the nuts they just picked up fit properly or not.

The only thing I do trust of them is that the wheel nuts WILL be done up too tight to be undone with a wheel brace, and if the the nut goes on cross threaded they will simply crank up the power on the rattle gun.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Any Tyre place that will fit spacers is too dodgy to trust to do it right.

Spacers have a bad name because there are many variables to go wrong. If you use them make certain they are manufactured correctly for your particular car/wheel combo (center bore correct size etc) using the correct grades of alloy and studs. Be very carefull that they are not a multi-fit set to suit toyotas etc as they will fail.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Because of all of these I am still in 2 minds. Can anyone recommend a place that I can go see regarding the spacers that knows what they are doing so things don't go wrong.
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