New wheels! but need spacers

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    Default New wheels! but need spacers

    ok i just bought new ion 174 wheels 16x8 but test fitting them, they dont fit the front ones rub on the disk brake caliper i think i only need 3/8 inch more of an offset so i ordered these 7mm spacers off ebay for 20$ that use the original studs. the spacer just slides over the studs, is there anything wrong doing this ? the rear wheels fit fine. thanks in advance

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    Default Re: New wheels! but need spacers

    That should work...I dont believe you should have any issues...Just make sure you still have enough thread left on the lug studs to FULLY engage your lug nuts. To check, you could always just pick up an open acorn style lug nut, and snug it on to make sure you have at least a couple extra threads extending past the end of the nut.

    As to the rears, yeah, just run them without spacers...14mm (about 7/16") total track width difference between front and rear shouldnt even be noticeable.

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    i would think they will work fine but i was wondering with the stock wheels being hub centric or whatever and having all the weight on the studs instead of the center of the wheel ? im not really sure

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    Default Re: New wheels! but need spacers

    Show us a picture of the spacers, or a brand name for the spacer. I personally wouldn't use anything other than Spidertrax spacers. Hub centric is the way to go and also make sure the studs and lug nuts are correct, and torqued to the correct amount.

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    Two Wheel Spacers 6 Lugs 7mm Thick Universal Fit Spacer | eBay

    they arent hubcentric i dont think my new wheels are either

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    I wonder if those could throw off your wheel balance, since they dont have a symmetrical hole pattern?

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    im not to sure i wouldnt think so if the spacers fit snug and dont have any play in them. but once i get them ill test fit and see, i just thought for 20$ I could try them

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    Default Re: New wheels! but need spacers

    So, you add a 7mm wheel spacer, which then reduces the length of the available stud, to attach the wheel. Are you replacing the studs with longer ones? You no longer can get the wheel aligned with the hub, I think you are just asking for problems. A correct spacer should be hubcentric, and the studs should be an intrigal part of the spacer. Here, read this post, and then search some more regarding spacers/adapters. Be safe, and do it right. Wheel Spacers - Are they safe?
    Last edited by kanaduh; 01-18-2013 at 02:50 AM.
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    Default Re: New wheels! but need spacers

    3/8ths of an inch shouldnt be a problem. as far as balance that shouldnt be a problem either. its too close to the center of the hub to make any real difference.

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    Default Re: New wheels! but need spacers

    thats what i was hoping for but not being hubcentric anymore i dont think i could ever have a good balanced wheel.

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