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Wheel Spacers- Hubcenteric?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject:  Wheel Spacers- Hubcenteric? Reply with quote

If installing wheel spacers for our cars, do they have to be hubcentric?
Specifically, an 8mm wheel spacer. Also, do you thing an 8mm spacer will be too much on the stock studs for the lug nut to fit on?
Lastly, does anyone happen to know the hub bore on our cars?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

center bore size is 70.3

When using a wheel spacer you will be subtracting 8mm or 5/16 off the number of threads that will be in contact with the Lug nut. Also, it will move the wheel outboard from the center hub by that amount also, leaving even less contact between the hub center of the rim and the hub on the car.
Adding a Hub centric ring may not solve all the issues that a spacer might add. Spacers on Street driven cars have not been a really good idea to fix fitment issues.

I know at "NHRA and IHRA" sponsored tracks, you have to add longer lug studs when using a wheel spacer of any thickness to compensate for the thread contact loss in the lug nut. If the stud does not go through the nut far enough in all classes, you don't pass tech and they send you home.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I wouldn't use spacers with steel wheels.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thank you for the center bore diameter.
I am not worried about the safety of 8mm spacers, however, I do need to know if hubcentric spacers are required. I have read a lot that its not necessary, especially being that its only 8mm (1/3"), but would like to know what you guys think.
Aren't our cars pretty much just centered by the lugs?
And, I do not have steel wheels lol. Guess you don't know me Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well I got standard 5/16" spacers. Anybody know if this will be a problem? To make sure the wheel was on centered, I tightened them all by hand then took one of, moved the wheel so the lug was centered, and did this for all of them about 5 times, tightening them on more each time. It drives fine, no wobble.
Anybody know how long the factory studs are? And how hard it is to change out studs? I would feel more comfortable with extended studs with a spacer

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Anybody?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dont know, pull wheel and use ruler

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Does anyone know how to replace studs on the rear? I've read for other cars it's just use a bfh and bang them out then use a nut on the new ones to press them in

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Some cars require brake removal, some don't; you'll figure it out. Knock it out quick with an air hammer. BFH doesn't belong in the equation.

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