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Old 07-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default "adapter (5x100 to 5x114.3) spacers... are they madness?

let's assume for a moment that i could get some seriously high offset wheels in 5x114.3. i'm talking anywhere from +63 to +72.

i could run these on some 5x114.3 spacers assuming they were only 15mm (or whatever) thick.


my question becomes, can this actually be done safely (i'm willing to get some high-tensile lugs/nuts to do up super tight if need be).
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Since your goal is to get the wheel to a decent offset that works well, I don't see why there be a problem. Of course you'd need extended studs. I would rather have a spacer with extended studs than one with the studs pressed in. Studs pressed into steel are going to hold up better than studs pressed into aluminum. And make sure you get some quality spacers are are hub-centric for both the hub and the wheel.

On the other hand, you'd putting a band-aid on a problem that you don't really have to have. Just get wheels that have the correct offset.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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But......why??
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Since your goal is to get the wheel to a decent offset that works well, I don't see why there be a problem. Of course you'd need extended studs. I would rather have a spacer with extended studs than one with the studs pressed in. Studs pressed into steel are going to hold up better than studs pressed into aluminum. And make sure you get some quality spacers are are hub-centric for both the hub and the wheel.

On the other hand, you'd putting a band-aid on a problem that you don't really have to have. Just get wheels that have the correct offset.
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But......why??
unfortunately i can't find a decent (light and with correct offset) 17x9 that doesn't cost a fortune in 5x100. i can get a 17x9 +63 and a 17x10 +72 in 5x114.3 at 18lbs per wheel, full brembo (or basically any other brake clearance) for less than $600 full set. 949 racing 6ulr.

mavic - i'm not sure why i would need extended studs? if anything i would have thought they'd have to be shorter so they didn't stick out past the spacer that the 5x114.3 ones are pressed into?

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unfortunately i can't find a decent (light and with correct offset) 17x9 that doesn't cost a fortune in 5x100. i can get a 17x9 +63 and a 17x10 +72 in 5x114.3 at 18lbs per wheel, full brembo (or basically any other brake clearance) for less than $600 full set.

mavic - i'm not sure why i would need extended studs? if anything i would have thought they'd have to be shorter so they didn't stick out past the spacer that the 5x114.3 ones are pressed into?
Rota dpt, Mach v awesome (not that heavy), kosei t1s...

As far as the spacer goes, oem would be fine if you use 20-25mn bolt on's, or use extended studs and slip on's if smaller.
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Rota dpt, Mach v awesome (not that heavy), kosei t1s...

As far as the spacer goes, oem would be fine if you use 20-25mn bolt on's, or use extended studs and slip on's if smaller.
can only get those in a +42 fitment at most. not really enough for what i want. i'd like at least +45. the 6ulr comes in a +48, but that's twice the price per wheel (the +48's aren't on clearance).

i'd ideally run a 15mm adapter/spacer on the +63.
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Depending on which Subaru you have, it may be more practical to just convert to 5x114.3 hubs.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:18 AM   #8
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can only get those in a +42 fitment at most. not really enough for what i want. i'd like at least +45. the 6ulr comes in a +48, but that's twice the price per wheel (the +48's aren't on clearance).

i'd ideally run a 15mm adapter/spacer on the +63.
The problem you'll run into is inboard clearance, even on coilovers.
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Depending on which Subaru you have, it may be more practical to just convert to 5x114.3 hubs.
for that money it's much easier to just spend the extra i would on a hub conversion on some expensive wheels that come in the specs i want
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The problem you'll run into is inboard clearance, even on coilovers.
which can be easily fixed with the right spacer. however, the +48 has been fitted to numerous subaru's without issue so i'd say that's as high as you can go.
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mavic - i'm not sure why i would need extended studs? if anything i would have thought they'd have to be shorter so they didn't stick out past the spacer that the 5x114.3 ones are pressed into?
Sorry. Brain farted there. I see...you want to use 5x100 to 5x114.3 adapters.

I still say...not worth it.

Oh, and I've wanted to get some of those 949 racing 6ulr wheels in 5x114.3 +48. Apparently they won't be available until fist quarter next year.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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Sorry. Brain farted there. I see...you want to use 5x100 to 5x114.3 adapters.

I still say...not worth it.

Oh, and I've wanted to get some of those 949 racing 6ulr wheels in 5x114.3 +48. Apparently they won't be available until fist quarter next year.
there's one company here in aussieland that has them on clearance. last postage quote i got was $300 from U.S to aussieland. you can find them here: http://tracksformations.com.au/949ra...+48-p-177.html

as you can see it's only $170/wheel. considering they're here on the shelf and 50% off, i'm sure if you bought them you could just get them sent over and still be $ and months in front of where you would be.
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