| || ||Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|27th July 2007, 19:55||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Thanked: 38 Times
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?
|27th July 2007, 22:10||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Thanked: 111 Times
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.....
Last edited by mb_jg : 27th July 2007 at 22:11.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Spacers & OffSet Wheels for putting in bigger tyres | Pro's and Con's||khan_sultan||4x4 Technical||20||13th May 2014 12:09|
|Suspension Spacers or Tyres with higher profile? Which is better?-Speed breaker issue||WhiteKnight||Technical Stuff||56||27th November 2012 12:00|
|Info reg- Spacers!!!!||PJSPEED||Shifting gears||3||23rd October 2005 11:47|