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leon_in_uk
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7th Oct 03 at 11:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well Do they, whats the reason for them, will they solve my centre cap problem?
kerzo
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7th Oct 03 at 11:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

spacers lower the offset of the wheel....no real use on vauxhalls as we have the highest offset.

say for example someone with a clio buys wheels from a corsa that are et 45 they would need a 10mm spacer to bring it down to et35
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7th Oct 03 at 12:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

leon, what offset & size are your wheels?

you can get all sizes of spacers from 15mm down to 1mm so you might be able to sort your centre cap problem
leon_in_uk
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7th Oct 03 at 13:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have just brought 15" et45 wheels and i am lowering it 40mm, what spacer shall i get???
Gambit
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just try a 3mm spacer first, any bigger and u'll start getting rubbing
Greasemonkey
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7th Oct 03 at 14:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Centre cap problem, think i had this when i put my 17's on, just hit the cap with a hammer mate this is the dust cover that goes over the castle nut we are talking about yeah
jr
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7th Oct 03 at 14:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tep, i just rounded the edge of the cap off with a hammer
leon_in_uk
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yeah the edge thingy!!! the cap end is too small to fit around the shaft thing!!! i need to round the metal thing off dont i?
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   7th Oct 03 at 16:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It depends of the width of the wheel.
When I take 7X16 I will need ET45 to 49
When I take 7,5X16 I will need something about ET35.

The offset is measured the distance of the middle of the wheel to the end side (the side that touches the axle)

E.G.

Your left rear wheel.
From left to right
When you have first the center and then the end side you will have a negative offset. ET-20

When you have the end side first and then the middle, you will have a possitive offset.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
Oh, yeah the difference between ET40 and ET41 is 1mm

greetz
Scott
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7th Oct 03 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by leon_in_uk
i have just brought 15" et45 wheels and i am lowering it 40mm, what spacer shall i get???


u dont need any spacers if this is the case
leon_in_uk
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7th Oct 03 at 16:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i only need it for the centre caps, so i am just gona smooth off the cap with a file thingy
rob_watti
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just take the centre cap of and pack the inside full of grease , problem solved
corsa c14se
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mate spacers will put extra strain on the wheel bolts.I've had serious probs with 13mm spacers.The bolts wrapped and cracked and damaged the hubs.I had to change them.It is better if you go for a lower offset value alloys as these will are made so that they wont stress the bolts.
TOMAS
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7th Oct 03 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You seen that red Volvo estate in a recent mag m8? It claims to have 7" wheel spacers!!!!

 
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