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Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

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Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Zero on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:30 pm

Credits to "steady eddie" from the Driftworks Forum

Knocked these up this afternoon... price zero, time taken less than 30 minutes.
Only tools needed are an angle grinder

Pair of scrap front disks:



cut off the face:



Dress them and they're ready to fit:






http://www.driftworks.com/forum/technical/119270-make-your-own-8mm-wheel-spacers-less-than-30-minutes.html

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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Infamous on Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:05 am

hmmm

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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:23 pm

lol so simple..

how does it perform. have u tested them yet?


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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Zero on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:30 pm

na but my friend teaches at my old high school auto-shop... so I'm gonna go by and make one tomorrow

a little skeptical, but we're gonna make a set for his plymouth superbird

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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Hydrolikz on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:17 pm

:study: I wouldn't...

Like the saying goes, you get what you pay for...And in this case your paying nothing so...

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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Infamous on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:42 pm

spacers come with bolts on them so , so you bolt the spacer to your hub like you would your rims , then the bolts on the spacers you use for your rims , if you do this idea you have you will be using the bolts for your rims plus spacers which might = bolts too short , it might be better just to

1. buy proper spacers or
2. buy wider rims


id do it proper but thats my opinion

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Post by Zero on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:44 pm

yeah, truth be told I wouldn't do this - but a few guys on the driftforum have - just thought you guys would've wanted to know a possible but fool-hardy option xD

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Post by Infamous on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:49 pm

its a good idea , spacers are not cheap , for me to get spacers for all 4 would be like 400$ its better to just buy wider rims in the long run , which imma end up doing

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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:19 pm

yea i was afriad that shit gonna fall off when in motion or make funny noises.

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Post by Hydrolikz on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:03 am




Nuff said... lolz!

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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by _-Night-Shade-_ on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:55 am

The problem with this is that in order to successfully pull it off you would need some precise measuring equipment, something equivalent to that of machine shops. What I'm getting at is that anyone could easily cut off the face of the rotor, but how would you go about making sure that it's PERFECTLY level and even on both sides? It's the same reason why you can't just re-surface your own rotors with a sanding disc or w/e. They will probably have small imperfections (warped) that you'll feel when you brake. In this particular case the small imperfections in the spacers might result in camber/toe change after you mount the wheels. Spacers are something that needs to be done using CNC precision machining.
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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by mackfall on Mon May 09, 2011 11:07 am

That being said If you need anything machined let me know in. Millwright and have access to a machine shop every day

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Re: Make your own 8mm wheel spacers in less than 30 minutes

Post by Braden on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:24 pm

i have run 8 mm slip in spacers with no issues before with my old wheels ...basically the exact same thing most spacers that bolt on are 15mm+ becuase these are fine with you factory studs just tq them down more ...or if youre still sketchy order a set or arp exztended wheel studs
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