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Wheel adaptors by pontiackid86
Started on: 04-20-2014 09:53 PM
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Last post by: PaulJK on 04-21-2014 10:57 PM
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Small ? to pick your brains with, I found a set of very nice commadora wheels to an actual Ferrari Dino, there a good price but I know the bolt pattern is a little off, is running wheel adaptors for this kind of switch a good idea? Their not going to be seeing much power to them and are not going to be driven on much.
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Wheel adapters are, for the most part, safe. Jaguar and Mercedes Benz use them as stock parts on some of their cars. The problem you'll run into is finding wheel adapters that are thin enough not to space your new wheels out too far. Do you even know what the width and offset are for these wheels? They may already stick out too far even without the adapters.
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I have used them, twice now with no issue. I have 5x100-5x120 adapters from eBay that are 25mm thick (one inch) I paid 100$ for. The wheels haven't fell off and my bearings haven't been ground to dust and I drive it every day. The problem in having is wheel wobble my front suspension is 30 years old so it can't handle the change in diameter and offset so I just have them on the rear for now. Camaro rims 16x8 50mm offset with 235-50 fallen ziex 512. This all being said they will not hurt a mechanically sound vehicle in my experience. They wouldn't manufacture something and put their name behind it if they were unsafe, nobody wants a lawsuit.
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smallest wheel adapter I can find is 1.25 inch. as long as tires don't rub anything they work. I have 2 sets in front total of 4 inches no problem yet in 4 years. 2 inch in rear no nproblem there I drive my car twice a week. you may hear negative comments but as far as I know there safe.
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I also have wheel spacers on two 87 Meras with non stock wheels to improve the visual appeal. There are 1.0" spacers on the front and 2.0" spacers on the back. Between those two vehicles and a F308 rebody with similar spacers I have not experienced any problems during the last five years. I do periodically check make certain that the nuts are torqued to the correct value but no real issues there either.

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PK, I had spacers 5X100 to 5X100 hub centric to hub centric on my XTC with the 4.9. They were not adapters to change bolt pattern but I would think it would not matter. It was driven everyday by a teen age boy that thought it was a Ferrari - Never had any issues. In my opinion, they just take a little more maintenance with regular checks to make sure the inner lug nuts are staying tight. Whatever the manufacturer says for torque - follow it. Too tight and the stud could spin in the aluminum. Too loose and the stud could eat out the aluminum. There are several different styles. What I learned is that you want the type where the studs are flush with the back side of the spacer/adapter. Some are counter sunk. I was told by the manufacturer that I bought from (West coast but I can't remember the brand - might be able to search my XT thread and find it) anyway, they told me that they make these for an off road racing team and found that keeping the stud flush aids in "capturing and stabilizing" the stud when the inner lug nuts are properly torqued. If I can't find some nice wheels for my wide body, I will go with spacers / adapters to open up my choices. I don't think you would ever have an issue on a daily driver.

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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

... the bolt pattern is a little off, is running wheel adaptors for this kind of switch a good idea?



You also need to consider the wheel offset. The adapter might move the wheel outboard, but the offset might put in back inward again - i don't know. i was gonna buy ferrari Momo wheels for mine that fit a miata. they wouldn't fit because they had a massive inboard offset.

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