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Postby Neilyman » 11 Aug 2005, 14:28

yeah, but need longer studs then. & you`ve to put short `uns back in for normal wheels....don`t like that way, but that`s just my opinion ;)
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Postby Shellysowner » 11 Aug 2005, 14:30

Doesn't excessive spacing cause extreme wheel bearing wear?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 11 Aug 2005, 14:43

Shellysowner wrote:Doesn't excessive spacing cause extreme wheel bearing wear?

yup just like having the wrong wheel offset
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Postby Neilyman » 11 Aug 2005, 14:52

Correct on both counts, although a couple of mm`s won`t matter.
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Postby Shellysowner » 11 Aug 2005, 14:54

Is 14mm not excessive then?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 11 Aug 2005, 15:00

possibly but if you can reclaim that 14mm through offset then nothing has changed geometry wise
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Postby Neilyman » 11 Aug 2005, 15:00

Not really, it`s just the longer stud issue, now if Chevettes used bolts.....
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Postby hsr2.6 » 12 Aug 2005, 19:50

you could use std wheels with the longer studs coz i have them on mine and i've got whellers on at the mo..........
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Postby Harry Flatters » 14 Aug 2005, 07:41

You can't use (factory) Astra wheels on Chevettes - PCD's the same but the spigot mount hole in the centre's slightly smaller on the Astra, so they don't seat correctly.
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Postby Doive » 14 Aug 2005, 12:33

Cheers for all that lads, perhaps I won't bother. It was just to save buying four new tyres for the MoT, but I don't much fancy fitting 14mm spacers to do it. Also wanted an excuse to buy tasty SXi alloys for the astra :D
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