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Re: Fronts will, rears would need spacers (m) (archive)

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Posted by Josh S on March 07, 2001 at 17:53:34:

In Reply to: Fronts will, rears would need spacers (m) posted by Esteves on March 07, 2001 at 14:29:31:

As Fred says the rear would need spacers. Spacers that big (30mm is probably what you'd use, that's plenty close enough) are of the type that the spacer bolts to the hub, and then the wheel bolts to the spacer. So rather than using longer bolts, the spacer will come with its own bolts that, for all practical purposes, move the hub outboard to deal with the larger offset tires.

Don't even consider using a standard spacer with longer bolts when we're talking about over an inch. The bolts won't take it.


The offset of those radial wheels are 41mm for all four tires.

The front radial wheels would fit fine since the M Coupe front wheels have a 41mm offset as well.

The rear is where you might have problems.

The M Coupe rear offset is 8mm whereas the offset of the radial wheel is 41mm. You've got a difference of 33mm.

What you would need is a 33mm spacer between the wheel and hub to make that rear radial wheel fit the M Coupe.

Also, you would also need to get longer bolts as well.

You can get the spacers and bolts through BMP, but the cost might be more than you might want to spend. But it is possible.

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