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    right guys i need a bit of advice,i bought a set of second hand rims off a guy on another forum and they dont seem too sit right on the hubs,the holes all match up but there remains a slight gap between back of wheel and hub,i texted the seller and he says i need spacers which he weas supposed to send me,ive never heard of this before and im wondering if the wheels are goosed? tbh they are in excellent nick which would suggest they werent buckled or anything ,just never heard of wheels requiring spacers too run true before!

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    Sometimes the bore can be too big and will require spacer rings to ensure they fit correctly.
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    agree with big sig mate specially if there off a astra or corsa

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    you mean spigot rings? trhere doesnt seem to be a problem on that front its just thatt they dont seem to sit flat on hub!

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    what make were the alloys ?

    its highly possible if there not VX manufacturered that it would need spiggot rings as posted above

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    no you might need a spacer kit not spigot rings
    Last edited by DAVIDD88; 15th March 2011 at 21:26.

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    is the gap even alround on all 5 nuts ??? on all 4 wheels ???
    then as above you need spacers ...the hub is to long for the wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    is the gap even alround on all 5 nuts ??? on all 4 wheels ???
    then as above you need spacers ...the hub is to long for the wheel
    mmm that makes sense heath,as ive said the wheel seems to have a slight gap between back face of wheel and hub,noticed it more on front as i need too remove the wheel bearing cover so whhel centre cap fits! off too order some 5mm spacers now as i think that should be plenty

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