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Old 24th May 2006, 11:13   #16
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Will the spacers screw up anything???
Nope. Just your bank balance!!
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Old 24th May 2006, 12:02   #17
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People, no one seemed to have answered my query, Will the spacers screw up anything???
Hey,

As you probably know, car hubs use tapered roller bearings, which can handle very high radial and thrust loads. They are used in pairs facing opposite directions so that they can take thrust loads in both directions. (ie cornering left OR right).

Now, according to the law of moments, the force increases as you move the load further away (basically a lever). So by increasing the offset, what you are doing is basically multiplying the forces as the distance (offset) increases.

This puts a lot more stress on your bearings and other components. How much more force? that depends on how much you are spacing you wheel out.

And to draw a parrellel, the Q u ask is similar to "i am planning on putting a turbo on my car, how much will engine life reduce? "

When i put alloys on my car the change in offset caused a most noticeable change in the steering behavior. Not better or worse, just different. When you hit a different suface or a puddle with one wheel, the car definitely tried to head in that direction, so you have to be a little more alert! (Im sorry but sadly i dont know what the overall change in offset was!)

Are you planning on only using the spacers in the rear?

So there is my answer which doesnt answer your question.

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Old 24th May 2006, 21:50   #18
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Are you planning on only using the spacers in the rear?
Yup, now explain!!!! Since the suspension geometry is linear, are they any ill effects???

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So there is my answer which doesnt answer your question.

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Less (ill-)effects than Rehaan's car, I would guess, because your rear wheels are non-driven and non-steering.

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Hello,I just borrowed a set of corrola rims from a friend and i have this issue; that is,the wheel sits inside the wheel well because of the rim's offset.Would adding spacers negate the effect of the offset(negative offset i believe)
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Hello,I just borrowed a set of corrola rims from a friend and i have this issue; that is,the wheel sits inside the wheel well because of the rim's offset.Would adding spacers negate the effect of the offset(negative offset i believe)
Corolla rims for which car?? M800???
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mclarens rims,my car
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mclarens rims,my car

1. U both have Baleno's right?
2. Was Mclaren facing the same issue?
3. What tyres have u put on the corolla rims?
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1. U both have Baleno's right?
2. Was Mclaren facing the same issue?
3. What tyres have u put on the corolla rims?
Yup same cars.The corolla offset is slightly negative for the baleno.As a result,the wheel sits about an inch inside the wheel well.Both front and rear track are reduced and I assumed that adding spacers would bring the front and rear track to stock specs.

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Whoa this thread has been called from the grave. Was Rahul's car facing the same negative offset issue? The wheels looked ok on his car.
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I think its a case of positive offset and not negative offset.
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I think its a case of positive offset and not negative offset.
Why does he need spacers if it's positive offset?
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