[MR2] MR2 Digest, Vol 29, Issue 7
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Mon Sep 7 20:45:14 EDT 2009
Centric adapters are available. Here's a link to one source:
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Arvid Jedlicka <arvidj at visi.com> wrote:
> Message: 1
>> Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 15:22:45 -0400
>> From: "Donny E" <DonnyE at tampabay.rr.com>
>> Subject: [MR2] MKII Wheels
>> To: "Donny E" <DonnyE at tampabay.rr.com>
> Another question.Do you think the OEM lugs are long enough to put 5mm
>> spacers on the rear?
> One thing to consider is the hub centric nature of the OEM wheels and lugs.
> The "hub" only stands about a quarter of an inch proud of the rotor.
> Therefore if you put a spacer that is thicker than the height of the hub on
> then there is no longer a "hub" to center the wheel. And given that the OEM
> wheels and tires are hub centric, the possiblity of having the tire on there
> a little lopsided and having a heck of a vibration is almost 100%.
> Of course if the manufacturer of the spacer took this into consideration
> and the (a) spacer is thick enough to allow (b) a "hub" to be machined into
> the spacer - which is a real long shot and would result a really thick
> spacer, probably about a half inch - then you are good to go.
> Just food for thought,
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