[urq] Wheel spacers
johkar at teleport.com
Sun Feb 4 07:03:36 EST 2001
H&R spacers in modest thicknesses are about half that. If you get into the
thick spacers that get bolted to the hub and provide new bolt holes and a
new hub face, then you're in the $60+ each range. HTH.
At 01:26 AM 1/28/01 EST, DGraber460 at aol.com wrote:
>I spent an enjoyable afternoon talking with another lister, looking over his
>84 URQ with 8" Ronals. Beautiful car! Those wheels transform the car from
>good to great!
>There are 2 aspects to the "transformation," the concave design, and the
>stance appearance, read full wheel arches.
>During the conversation, wheel spacers came up as a means of filling the
>wheel arches without buying new wheels. I had not followed previous threads
>on this, as I hadn't considered using them. Searching the archives, I found
>several references to spacers, with values at around $50 US each.
>Is that the going value? I have 3 sets of 6x15 wheels (2 Ronals, 1 BBS), and
>have a hard time justifying another set of wheels, but at $200.00, spacers
>are not a "less expensive" alternative.
>It appears that spacers are for fitting wider tires, and not for a budgetary
>method of achieving fuller wheel wells, and a wider stance.
>It's great to finally start thinking about appearance on the FrankenQuattro
>(brought back from the dead with parts borrowed from the graves of others).
>Any input greatly appreciated.
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