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Old 10-20-2020, 07:55 PM   #1
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What is everyones favorite current source for wheel spacers for fwd wheels?

I know about motorsport tech and I would get a set from there if I was getting another set to keep on a car, same could be said about a set from IPD. But right now I have a car that I am going to be selling and putting fwd wheels on so while I am not looking to get the cheapest thing on the market I do not want to dump a ton of $ into something.

The ebay spacers with the correct center bore are also m14 studs so I am not to sure how well those will fit the older wheels that use the m12 bolts
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pc-25mm-1-...wAAOSwgbxfOdjD

The few other sets I find on amazon do not have the centering ring and while I know they work I am not a huge fan of.

Where is everyone elses current fav source for reasonable priced wheel spacers?
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:02 AM   #2
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https://www.bneshop.com/collections/...-wheel-spacers


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Old 10-21-2020, 06:11 PM   #5
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While those are great I do not really want to put the time and effort into swapping all of the studs and use those nice spacers. Which reminds me I need to install the few sets of longer studs I have here on a few cars.

And hey you called it out so . . . you do not even have 7/9 studs in stock for the front? and are not the rear's 1/2" vs m12?
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While those are great I do not really want to put the time and effort into swapping all of the studs and use those nice spacers. Which reminds me I need to install the few sets of longer studs I have here on a few cars.

And hey you called it out so . . . you do not even have 7/9 studs in stock for the front? and are not the rear's 1/2" vs m12?
Rears are 1/2" (same as 240 stud)

For the front, I would recommend using a high quality stud and enlarging the hub a little bit.
I no longer stock the extended studs that I used to and the demand for 740 parts is so low that it does not make financial sense to make the production run necessary to offer them at an affordable price. I may start offering a kit with a stud as I am describing and include a drill bit with it.
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Rears are 1/2" (same as 240 stud)

For the front, I would recommend using a high quality stud and enlarging the hub a little bit.
I no longer stock the extended studs that I used to and the demand for 740 parts is so low that it does not make financial sense to make the production run necessary to offer them at an affordable price. I may start offering a kit with a stud as I am describing and include a drill bit with it.

Really so you need 10 lug nuts of each type to put wheels on a 740?



Or is hub drilling Ø the same?
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Really so you need 10 lug nuts of each type to put wheels on a 740?



Or is hub drilling Ø the same?
hub drilling the same. Id spec a matching 1/2-20 front stud that way there's no mixing and matching.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:00 PM   #11
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Amazon - Orion Machine $60 a pair with studs and nuts
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I cannot find Orion Machine, I find Orion Motor Tech but they do not have 5x4.25 spacers.
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For $60 I'm pretty sure they won't be hubcentric or have a centering ring. I never got a centering ring with spacers, even with H&R. They come with wheels in my experience. But wheel manufacturers will send them to you.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:52 AM   #14
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H&R is a good option. DRA is adapter style, DR requires longer studs
http://www.hrsprings.com/application...esults/39/TRAK
RCA Garage has the best pricing that I've found on these spacers. (I've ordered things from them before, no funny business)
https://rcagarage.com
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