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Old 10-09-2017, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Seeking advice for procedure for wheel/spacer fitment

Now that the summer heat has subsided I'm getting back to this project:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=307077

I'm intending to do coilovers with kapelkenke parts (dont love the BG feel) but want to get the wheels in place first.

I have a set of 8.5J C4 Corvette "salad shooter" wheels. I am going to get custom spacer/adapters but need to mock them up first. I have one 225/50-16 tire to test the fit but would like to squeeze in a 245/45-16 so I am going to try and eyeball to see how tight it is. They are pretty much the same height tire at about 24.75" but the 245 is about .75" wider.

I think the procedure used to figure out how thick to order the adapters should look like this:

1. Raise the car and put jack stands under both sides of the axle in the rear and under the control arms near the ball joint bolts in the front. I would think this will approximate the suspension "at rest" ride height.

2. Get 2 long wheel studs and a bunch of washers and attach the wheel/tire combo using just 2 bolt holes. (Can't imagine it would bolt up with 3) Test the fitment adding and removing washers until it looks just about right and then measure the washer stack.

Will this work even with 2 holes? The Vette wheels are 5x120 and the Hubs are stock volvo 240 5x108

I know I need to look at both sides of the rear and may need to get an adjustable panhard bar to get it right. I have read that the fronts are easier to fit.

I assume there are tons of folks here who have done this. Am I thinking through this soundly?
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:13 PM   #2
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:23 AM   #3
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Good catch. Unfortunately those wheels have about an inch more offset than the ones I have. His spacers will likely not work.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:34 AM   #4
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found my own answer. Should have searched better

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...light=corvette
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