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    Default Will these wheels take a 20mm hub spacer/adapter?

    Apologies guys for branching off from another thread I've started, can someone with a tad more knoiwledge than I cast ther eye over this arrangement, and tell me of any pitfalls before I jump in?

    It's mk4 Golf wheels (ET- same as Vectra C, I believe) but with a 20mm hub adaptor to bring it round to the correct fitment. (Golf mk4 wheels are 5x100.. nowhere near)

    It might even be 30mm, I must double check. Does this 20-30mm spacing pose any problems for clearance etc?

    The car is going down 40mm also, if that has any bearing.

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    the main problem is just that..bearings...

    the VX wheel bearings aren't known for their robustness..so placing more load on them by adding a spacer is just asking for trouble..they'll wear out quite quickly....

    Spacers themselves are bad news anyway...never have been a fan of them for anything over 5mm ( with longer bolts)..

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    Thanks for the input there, mate!

    It's precisely what I'm weighing up, the pros against the cons.

    Pros are: the exact style of wheels I was looking for on the cheap and a hub adaptor set to fit

    cons: now seem to be this bearing issue. I am not a great believer in crazy spacers either (ie: 100mm ones on Chop Shop! ).

    So if I were to embark on a regimen of replacing bearings pretty often, the savings might be negated somewhat.

    Does anyone else have an opinion on 20mm hub adapters, safety, clearance etc.

    Cheers.

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    i think the spacers may bring the wheel to far out and buff on the arch did you see durks post in your other thread about his wheels,nice wheels and they bolt straight on

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyg View Post
    Thanks for the input there, mate!

    It's precisely what I'm weighing up, the pros against the cons.

    Pros are: the exact style of wheels I was looking for on the cheap and a hub adaptor set to fit

    cons: now seem to be this bearing issue. I am not a great believer in crazy spacers either (ie: 100mm ones on Chop Shop! ).

    So if I were to embark on a regimen of replacing bearings pretty often, the savings might be negated somewhat.

    Does anyone else have an opinion on 20mm hub adapters, safety, clearance etc.

    Cheers.
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    Someone's suggested getting the pcd redrilled... anyone ever undertaken this?

    Kinda off the idea of any kind of mental spacing (prob why these adaptors are so cheap!)

    Last edited by nickyg; 28th January 2008 at 20:20.

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    seems like your gonna fit these wheels noo matter what

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyg View Post
    Someone's suggested getting the pcd redrilled... anyone ever undertaken this?
    Quote Originally Posted by stepheng View Post
    seems like your gonna fit these wheels noo matter what
    If you are that determined to get those wheels on your car, contact the manufacturer and ask them if they will make you a one off set drilled to a Vectra PCD of 5x110.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    If you are that determined to get those wheels on your car, contact the manufacturer and ask them if they will make you a one off set drilled to a Vectra PCD of 5x110.

    Hee hee!

    Yea it seems I have become one of those January sales types who will plough ahead and buy something, regardless of whether it fits or not. just cos it's a good price!

    Kinda gone off the idea now! It's all good though, advice is what i was after and that's what you guys are graciously providing me with!

    What I think I'll do is spend the extra couple of hundred on the closer size a8 style (replica) wheel and have the bore trimmed a bit to fit and slap it on with wobble bolts. Drop that adaptor idea altogether methinks.

    Bigman, your idea is interesting though. Are you of the opinion that I could get in touch with the sellers of these wheels and they would provide me with a set with th ecorrect pcd. I know some lenso dealers do this but, again, I suppose the issue is cost. I;m looking to get 18"s on the motor and the budget is tight!!

    Thanks lads for all this so far.

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    i would go with the idea of gettin the A8 rims.
    I use wobbly bolts, an dhave had no problems, would raqther use them than spacers.

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