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byte1032
11-09-2004, 08:11 AM
so i got those wheels and checked them on ym friends 740, they fit without rubbing and all. sweet ill take them and when i try to put them on the 79 242 i hit the gas tank shield, but just barely. if they were 17 x 7 i would clear it all not problem. so i take off the sheild for modification and find out im hitting the pivot arm for the rear axle. what should i do. spacers, ,( good option but way to expensive and i only have the room to pull teh wheel out by 15mm tops without rolling my fenders but are my lugs long enough to just use a sandwich spacer) or do i just bend the lip of the arm up some so it doesnt hit? (its just the lip on the outside so not really load bearing but would still reduce integrity on it) lets hear what you guys have for ideas.

yorkbrick
11-09-2004, 12:53 PM
I have 17" TSW hocks for my 240 and I need spacers.

byte1032
11-10-2004, 02:24 AM
bumpity bump. i think my studs are long enough to do a 15mm spacer any one tell me anything?

towerymt
11-10-2004, 03:02 AM
What is the wheel offset?

My 240 has enough space for about 3mm of spacer. Really, not much at all. The stock studs are really short.

byte1032
11-10-2004, 06:44 AM
oops sorry. the wheels are a 40mm offset. they barely dont fit.

760b23et
11-10-2004, 10:44 AM
Are you sure the 17x8 fit on your 740? With an offset of 40mm?

wrbooz
11-10-2004, 12:01 PM
http://www.ecstuning.com/HR/product/HR/wheelspacers.html

Cheapest price I've found for quality hub-centric spacer which includes longer studs, about $100+ for a pair shipped. Can get up to 20mm thick DRS type spacer (25mm and more uses bolt on DRM type spacer). Should solve any troubles front and rear. HTH. By the way, love Hockenheims; post a pic after you get 'em mounted! -Boozer

klr142
11-10-2004, 12:12 PM
Sorry Ross, but youŽre going to need a dedicated set of spacers to run those wheels... You wonŽt get them to fit without probably at least a 20mm spacer. A 15mm spacer wonŽt work with your studs most likely, I have 5mm spacers and my autoshop said that I should be using longer studs with just the 5mm increase... I guess youŽll have to let me take a look at those wheels to see what I think of them... Take some pictures! I wanna seeŽm! :-P

fast850turbo
11-10-2004, 08:29 PM
dont be a cheap bastard when it comes to the spacers..you have to have a quailty product to have a quality ride

budweiser_man
11-10-2004, 08:58 PM
ross where did you got those wheels? I need a set for my 744, hook me up!

byte1032
11-13-2004, 10:00 PM
ROFL no one has even seen these wheels and you all want them. well on an up not i got a job that i start monday so i may be able to afford the nice 300$ spacers if i can convince myself to spend that kinda cash. thye really do barely hit so im gonna look for longer studs and just do a 10mm spacer . least thats the idea still need to look into it all a little more for safty and what not being how hard i push the car on corners. but damn i cant wait to feel 8 inches of meat under the rear end. oh and i think i may be able to get replicas of these wheels for about 150 each but not sure. ill let you all know when i get the pics up and talk to some people. oh and yeah they did fit under my friends 740 as is, think the little mount stud things that are on teh rotors made the weel sit funny but not sure we only drove it around the block, but as they sat if BARELY didnt rub.

byte1032
11-20-2004, 07:56 AM
hers the pics. sorry i didnt edit them just kinda set the wheel in front.

http://byte1032.1colony.com/images/front_tsw.jpg

http://byte1032.1colony.com/images/rear_tsw.jpg

http://byte1032.1colony.com/images/close_tsw.jpg

klr142
11-20-2004, 03:58 PM
Oh shiet!!!!! Yep, TOLD YA I WANTED THEM! :rofl: Looking GOOD... Too bad they don't belong on your car at all, they totally belong on MY car. We need to bolt those up to my car and take a picture of it, just cause it'd be HOT. :-D Looks good man! But, it almost looks like it is almost dented(very slightly). Have you had a shop check them out?

MikeHardy
11-20-2004, 04:14 PM
they look crap, waste of money, if you send them to me i''l scrap them for you :-P

byte1032
11-20-2004, 05:41 PM
once i have time im going to take them to a shop and get then balenced and checked for free because the guy i got them from works at a shop. i wouldnt mind getting them rolled i guess is the word i would use, to make sure that they are round and in good shape. they are in pretty clean condition. shame i only have 2 of them. havent decided for sure if im keeping them yet being that i only have 2. but thats good enough for the rear.

klr142
11-20-2004, 06:01 PM
hmm, only 2 aye? Oh well. Can we still put them on my car on one side to see what it'll look like? And maybe put them on the front of my car then go drifting... Lol. You NEED to let me try them out :). What tires do they have on them?

Tenacious Todd
11-20-2004, 10:20 PM
Here is my 244 Turbo with 16 inch hocks No spacers needed but correct offset..And do not go cheap with something as important as holding your wheels on!!!!

http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/8118147.jpg

byte1032
11-21-2004, 04:51 PM
yeah kyle some time when your car is running again (is it still not??) you can come put them on and take some pics. they have some heavily worn yokohamas on them with massive camber where but some tradish left. the tires are i think the second to top of the line track tires for yoko's. im gonna use them for a bit then just do the smokiest burnouts i can with them. :) and as for the spacers not looking to cheapy it just looking to save some money, i beleive in doing things the correct and safe way, so we will see what end up happening for my spacers. if all else fails i slap the wheels on my 164 get lots of cool video then sell teh wheels.

Tuff240
11-21-2004, 05:15 PM
I had 18x8 Hocks on an 83 242. I bought them from a guy with an 850 (FWD offset), but I don't remember the exact offset they were. I had to grind on the strut housings a little, remove the gas tank splash shield/rear end collision things and I barely got away with cheap 5mm spacers. Couple more pics here: http://www.tuff240.com/yellow83242.htm (http://www.tuff240.com/yellow83242.htm [/url)

http://www.tuff240.com/images/yellowcarw18s02.jpg

klr142
11-21-2004, 06:58 PM
yeah kyle some time when your car is running again (is it still not??) you can come put them on and take some pics. they have some heavily worn yokohamas on them with massive camber where but some tradish left. the tires are i think the second to top of the line track tires for yoko's. im gonna use them for a bit then just do the smokiest burnouts i can with them. :) and as for the spacers not looking to cheapy it just looking to save some money, i beleive in doing things the correct and safe way, so we will see what end up happening for my spacers. if all else fails i slap the wheels on my 164 get lots of cool video then sell teh wheels.

My car runs... It has been forever... Why do y'all think it doesn't :???: Lol, it's my only ride, so if it isn't mobile, it'll only be for a short while. So yeah, it works, i just don't have insurance anymore. But i still drive it... I don't too often though.

MikeJr.
11-21-2004, 08:40 PM
http://www.tuff240.com/images/yellowcarw18s02.jpg[/QUOTE]
WOW! I love hocks. I would almost trade my polaris for a set. Almost.

byte1032
11-22-2004, 02:41 AM
what did you have to do with teh spacers?? alter teh studs or anything?

Tuff240
11-22-2004, 03:08 AM
what did you have to do with teh spacers?? alter teh studs or anything?No, you can barely get away with 5mm spacers with stock studs and lugnuts. I've done it several times. One car I ran them for 2 years with not a single problem. If you use turbo lugnuts (fully covered ones, you don't have to see how little threads are holding your wheels on also. :-P