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#1 DaShiner


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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:42 PM

Yeh I mentioned before about getting a set of 2nd hand masitaly 17" alloys for my van that didnt really fit properly and been advised on this and that i.e need spigot rings, longer wheel studs and a set of spacers, so Ive been checking some of the stuff and prices out online.
I need to find a place that sells all of the above and hopefully cheap too ;)
I noticed there are different types of wheel spacers which is a bit confusing, there are a type called hubcentric spacers...now, are these designed so you don't need to buy spigot rings to make the wheels more centered yet still work as normal alloy spacers?

And some have got studs in, and others havent, which ones do i need?? lol
metal or plastic spacers?
and what size studs to get to fit as the ones I have still have 5 or 6 threads left when fully tightened.

(I think I need spacers at about 10mm wide at the rear to stop the wheels rubbing )

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#2 Rikos


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:25 AM

A decent wheel specialist should have all the bits you need and also they should be able to shed some light on which spacers and whats the difference.

#3 vinnyvangough


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:00 AM

I hate wheel spacers. Would never reccomend them.
It would always be better getting the right set of wheels with the right PCD and offset for your vehicle.


#4 ljenkins22



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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:16 AM

the only place you will need spacers is on the back as the dust caps on the rear stick out too far, a quick fix is to chop the back off the cap, i have done it on mine (see escort van for sale) and have hsd no problems at all

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