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Rotor hat -> spacer engineering help

random101 Feb 17, 2010

  1. random101

    random101 Member

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    Well i finally got new wheels!! I went from 19x8.5 ET35 to a 18x8.5 et30
    thinking they would be awesome and clear my coilovers! i was wrong!!! they are rubbing on the coilover! so i had to get a 5mm spacer and space it out 5mm (luckly the bolts had an extra 5mm)

    I am really against spacers esp since they are illegal here in Australia

    But they sit fine with the 5mm spacer

    my question is is there something i can do to this rotor hat

    [​IMG] to make it thicker ?

    or spend a bit more cash and get the same wheels in a ET of 15 or 27?

    Thoughts anyone? or just live with the 5mm spacer(though if i crash they can void the insurance..)


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  2. S3Steve

    S3Steve Active Member VCDS Map User

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    You could get the rotor mounting bells remade, with 5mm more alloy on the wheel mounting face thus effectively building the 5mm spacer into the rotor mounting bell. You just need to find a good engineering firm to do this for you.
     
  3. random101

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    Cheers!

    Another questions are the STD bolts fine for a 5mm spacer?
     
  4. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    not usually.. std bolts are good for std just about.. they dont have much if any extra on them at all..
     
  5. random101

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    Okay i so i should i got a larger bolt?
    new
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    old
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    I really dont like the style of the new ones but considering there $5 a bolt.. unless somebody knows where to get them cheaper that a hubcentric 5-6mm spacer

    so i would need 10 longer bolts by 5mm?
     
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    Eurocarparts sell spacers, think they are about £8 a pair, i've got 10mm on mine with no probs on bolts
     
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    Cheers!
     

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