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Old 27th July 2007, 19:55   #1
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Default wheel spacers - where to buy?

does anyone know where i can get wheel spacer ?
is it worth to install?
does it change load carrying capacity or performance of car or suv?
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Old 27th July 2007, 22:10   #2
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Can you tell us why you are installing spacers in the first place? I had installed spacers on my Palio which posed certain wheel alignment problems. Tampering with the OE Wheel Specs or suspension settings of a Stock Car is far from advisable - as they are arrived at after exhaustive R&D by the OEMs to give best possible results under the most trying conditions that an average motorist is likely to encounter. On the other hand, altering the designed 'Track' of a Car is a total NO-NO ! All these may even lead to annulment of your Warranty and hence the Insurance Cover - should something go wrong ! Anyways, for 'up sizing' there's a basic funda of 'one-up' and 'one-down'. In other words, one can go for the next higher/wider 'foot print' but the next lower 'aspect ratio' too at the same time - maintaining the OE Rim dia/size - such that the 'overall' Wheel Dia doesn't change. However, with wider tyres, the 'J' size of the Rims too may have to change. Wider 'foot-print' means better handling but at the cost of somewhat higher FC and stiffer steering and lower 'Aspect Ratio' means a stiffer ride/more rim damage at the cost of better handling/body roll. So the choice is yours !!
Net Net...don't do it, unless you want to experiment with trial & error.....

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Old 28th July 2007, 19:51   #3
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IMO, Wheel spacers have never been perfected.
U won't be happy with the wobbling issues.
So, dont get 'em.
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Old 29th July 2007, 10:37   #4
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What size spacers on which car and what is the purpose of installing the spacers? they should be avoided unless an abolute necessity.
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