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Wheel spacers

Post by alscoob » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:01 am

'91 Scala with the Avus / 'snowflake' 6x14" wheels, always thought that the rears sit well inside the arches & could do with being wider, but don't want at this stage to change the wheels. Question is can I use spacers on the rear? anyone done it and what size would anyone suggest.

Don't want to go mad but thought that maybe 15mm would be OK?

Thoughts, thanks.



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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:10 am

If you are going to do this then I would suggest you buy a good quality hubcentric spacer, not a cheapy from Ebay.
I did have 9.5mm on my Storm at one stage, and I also had to buy longer wheel bolts.


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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by alscoob » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:21 am

Thanks, yes agree would always use the hubcentric just the width I was curious about. Last one I used had bolts to secure the spacers then you used the standard wheel bolts.



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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Nate » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:19 am

depends how thick the spacer is- they need to be thick enuf for the bolts to screw in. if you were only going for 5 or 10mm they it'd just be longer bolts. don't forget that if you do fit longer bolts, make sure they don't stick any further into the drum than the originals, or you might damage the brake gubbins


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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by alscoob » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:35 am

Anyone have a set up with spacers ?



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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Ryan » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:19 pm

I don't run spacers (did have 6mm on the front of the mk1 with longer bolts).

I'm pretty sure that you will be hard pressed to find any spacers that bolt directly to the hub then use your original bolts to attach the wheels to the spacer that will be under 20mm for the reasons mentioned above - that would give you an ET of 18 with the snowflakes...

Best thing to do is get a piece of stiff card 20mm - and see if it fits between the tyre/wheel and the arch...

Otherwise your looking at longer bolts.
As mentioned hubcentric is the way forward in any case.


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