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Old 01-21-2003, 23:41   #1 (permalink)
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Question So, tell me about wheel spacers

Hi Guys,

I have read on a couple of forums that wheel spacers are ilegall.
Does any one know this for sure.

The reason I am asking is I think most cars need them badly, mainly on the back.

I have a friend who drives a sweet looking DFII LTD, The car has been lowered and has much better alloys than the std chrome ones that come with it. Anyway, he went and got a set of 30mm spacers for the back. I asked him about the front and he said you weren't allow to (the shop who sold them probably told him this). He called his insurance company (AAMI) and they didn't even know what they were, they called him back and said "yes, they're fine we have just created a new approved section for them" So the insurance people have no problem.

Can any one shed any light on this and fill in the blanks for me.

Thanks heaps

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far as i know their illegal
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The reason I am asking is I think most cars need them badly, mainly on the back.

whys that?
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I think it's because they are dangerous as they put extra stress on the stock wheel bearings as because the weight of the car is held out further it creates more leverage on the bearings or something. This is what a spacer maker told me when i was thinking of getting the au tickford series one mags for the xe. He said they should be fine if you get more heavy duty bearings and you also will need a longer and stronger set of studs.

But as i said this is just what i was told...

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Re: So, tell me about wheel spacers

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Hi Guys,
I have read on a couple of forums that wheel spacers are ilegall.
Does any one know this for sure.
The reason I am asking is I think most cars need them badly, mainly on the back.
If you buy the correct offset rims you should not have a problem. On the rear, most cars rub on the outside before the inside anyway. I was also under the impression that they were illegal anyway.
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You're in Melbourne right? ring VIC Roads as I believe it's a roadworthy issue as well (if you have them fitted to your car, your car is unroadworthy)
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Your insurance company may change their mind once they find out they could be illegal.

There are some spacers that are approved by the various state bodies but they are about 200 buckeroos a wheel. The thickest spacer you can fit in NSW is 6mm. This is just the basic flat flange type - cost is very measley from any wheel/tyre place.
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Check this site ....

http://www.tccamotorsport.com.au/index.htm
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wheel spacers

had to get new stub axles and wheel bearings and all that garbage for the esp as i decude to put on the auII xr8 rims on it as i was told by my mechanich he could no issue me with a rwc in victoria that is
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Where can i get spacers for an EF?
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