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Post  stevieh6 10/09/11, 09:14 pm

I was thinking of putting 10mm spacers on all round, has anyone got this setup? Does it improve handling or make it worse?
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Post  dominator 10/09/11, 11:41 pm

In theory it should be better , wider track lower centre of gravity and all that
but the steering will be harder and youl notice more bump steer and theres the bearings to think of, it prob wont fcuk them up but the wear rate will be higher

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Post  stevieh6 11/09/11, 07:21 pm

ok thanks, im gonna give them a go. where can i get extended wheel studs?
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Post  dominator 11/09/11, 09:17 pm

Rally spares type site should have them
Just be carfull when takin the old studs out, the hubs aint tough, iv heard of people buckling them, try it out on a knackerd hub 1st

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Post  Miniswift 11/09/11, 10:47 pm

Hi guys,

Is it not safer to by different offset alloys?
So instead of 35-40 offset, you can 25-30. This way you don't need to change hub in case you have a mishap.

It is expensive way of doing it but I think it is easier.

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Post  chall 11/09/11, 11:11 pm

or get bolt on spacers instead of extended studs

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Post  stevieh6 11/09/11, 11:24 pm

i dont trust those bolt on spacers, rather do it properly.

I want to use the suzuki alloys so its spacers over new wheels.
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Post  hobo 12/09/11, 06:57 pm

fuck that get some heat and a scaff bar give it some camber pikey styling
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Post  Almondo74 12/09/11, 07:34 pm

hobo wrote:fuck that get some heat and a scaff bar give it some camber pikey styling

i swear thats not the first iv seen u type this, are u obsessed? lol
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Post  jesseswiftgti 12/09/11, 08:07 pm

haha
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Post  hobo 12/09/11, 08:39 pm

yeah its a great idea and its free just like jesse's cutting of springs lol
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Post  jesseswiftgti 12/09/11, 10:30 pm

cutting springs is my new hobbie
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Post  Ryan... 13/09/11, 01:16 am

dominator wrote:Rally spares type site should have them
Just be carfull when takin the old studs out, the hubs aint tough, iv heard of people buckling them, try it out on a knackerd hub 1st

Best way to get them out is take the hub off, put a wheel nut on and hit the wheel nut with a hammer, pops it out and doesn't damage owt but the wheel bolt.....

Back in it should "grip " in I believe

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Post  dominator 13/09/11, 07:45 am

Im talkin about the hub itself not the studs

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Post  Ryan... 13/09/11, 09:47 am

Ah ok,

I used a gripper (That what there called?) Like a 4 legged prong that pushes it off Smile

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Post  gtpswift 13/09/11, 02:02 pm

I don't know how many sorts or wrong people must be inflicting on Hubs to buckle them while removing a wheel stud. The force generated in pushing or hitting them out is insignificant compared to the lateral and radial loads applied by the weight of the car at speed hitting a speed hump, pot hole or cat or turning, sliding or whacking a kerb.
I would advise against gruff treatment of the splines as if they are damaged they will need to be drilled oversize and larger diameter studs used.
As for alternate studs a cheap alternative would be to find a car with longer studs and use them, here I used 90m long falcon studs to replace 40mm escort studs on the race car. drilled the existing holes the right size and pulled the new studs in as per normal installation.
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