Offset? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
¬Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2004, 15:27   #1 (permalink)
NZXW600
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New Zealand
Age: 35
Posts: 16
Offset?

Hoping someone can help,I just bought some nice shiny 12 slots with new eagers,but they rub on the upper ball joint,ive made some spacers from alloy and that seem to work fine.Is this safe or is there a better alternative?
Car is an XW falcon.
Cheers.
tgentle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2004, 15:44   #2 (permalink)
BA'o'Matic 100% working.
 
Dellboy999's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Victoria
Age: 43
Posts: 3,838
Re: Offset?

better then spacers is bolt on hub extenders, thats what I would be looking at.

I guess you are in the USA where either is legal, here in Australia both are illegal.
__________________
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"
Dellboy999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 16:34   #3 (permalink)
Territory TS - AWD
 
RAPTOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Age: 50
Posts: 2,374
Re: Offset?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dellboy999
.....I guess you are in the USA ....
I'd actually be thinking NZ but I could be wrong
(NZXW600, Location: Wainui)


Don't know what the legislation is over there or how handy you are at machining spacers (you did machine them up right) or how far your trying to space the wheel out so just some general points;

1) If the original XW hub has a spigot that the wheel slides over this is designed to support the weight of the vehicle, the studs are just designed to provide a clamping force. Make sure your spacer is supported and in turn supports the wheel in the same way.

2) Make sure the studs are sufficiently long, the nuts should be fully engaged and spare thread should still be coming out the end.

3) Always best to get wheels that fit!
__________________
Territory - WHEELS COTY
RAPTOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 22:35   #4 (permalink)
NZXW600
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New Zealand
Age: 35
Posts: 16
Re: Offset?

Cheers for that!Yes NZ is correct.Yeah i would not of bought them if it had not been for the fact they only cost me a grand!
My spacers i made match the hub exactly and are only 5mm thick,so i guess i should be ok then...
tgentle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 13:18   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
xbgs351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,067
Re: Offset?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tgentle
Cheers for that!Yes NZ is correct.Yeah i would not of bought them if it had not been for the fact they only cost me a grand!
My spacers i made match the hub exactly and are only 5mm thick,so i guess i should be ok then...
The spacer doesn't sit on the thread of the studs? You need longer studs so that the part of the stud that gets hammered through the disc, also gets hammered through the spacer.

See Fred Puhn's book "How to make your car handle" for further details.
xbgs351 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 13:42   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
dodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: brisvages where else
Age: 41
Posts: 995
Re: Offset?

i have 1" spacers which bolt onto studs then u bolt wheels onto spacer plate.
__________________
dodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
e series wheel offset sxr6man Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 0 10-17-2004 02:49
Offset Questions 89Falcon Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 3 09-12-2004 17:13
PCD and OFFSET of e-series falcons wheels???? Need PSI Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 17 01-06-2004 19:30
Wheel offset (Stupid Question) flappist Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 4 09-18-2003 23:15
Wheel offset (Stupid Question) flappist Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 2 09-16-2003 23:49

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:45.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.