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    wheel spacer ?

    Right now I have a 85 fiero, and ferrari rims 18" ( 215/45 8" in front and 274 40 ZR 18 10" in rear )to put on it. What make/size spacer / adaptors have worked well for you guys?

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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    That depends on your kit. Most of us have used 2 inch in the front and 4 inch in the rear with long studs for the Ferrari rims on a 355. I used 1 inch on the front with a wide track suspension just to get the wheel offset correct.
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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    Thanks alot, doing the stretch on Saturday, from what I can tell right now ,I will prob be looking for the wide track. (more money, more money...... )

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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    The rear wheels are Ok with just the 4" ?
    and wide track on the front? Thanks alot, this is a wierd part of the build for me and it looks like it would be very expenive to mess up. ;D

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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyWheels
    That depends on your kit. Most of us have used 2 inch in the front and 4 inch in the rear with long studs for the Ferrari rims on a 355. I used 1 inch on the front with a wide track suspension just to get the wheel offset correct.
    do you have a link to where you got these?

    thanks!
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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KOS
    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyWheels
    That depends on your kit. Most of us have used 2 inch in the front and 4 inch in the rear with long studs for the Ferrari rims on a 355. I used 1 inch on the front with a wide track suspension just to get the wheel offset correct.
    do you have a link to where you got these?

    thanks!
    There is no link. If someone wants to get a set, we just exchange the information via email at newmdav@ispwest.com. I will get the adapters made and shipped to you directly from the manufacturer. He does tham as a favor to the guys on the site.
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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    Here is what they look like on the rear. This is a set on Jim Ashlocks AD 355.
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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    has there been any commom problems with these? either front or back? because of the length they look like the may be putting a little too much torque in the wrong places now.....
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    Re: whheel spacer ?

    The adapter is "Hub Centric and Lug Centric" to distribute the torque load. Jim Ashlock used NASCAR style studs on his, I have found that the normal racing studs from Jegs work just fine. Of all of the sets Jim has made for us, no one has had a problem with any of them.

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    Re: wheel spacer ?

    The wide track suspension...is there any laterad adjustment? I did the stretch on Sat, and looks to me like the rear wheels are dead center, and maybe the 4" adaptor is all thats needed from what I can tell ? The front looks like the wheel is uncentered. the stock rim is about a 1.5" lateral offset to the rear. I have been try"n all sorts of things but it throws other things out of alinement. ???

    BTW I have a 5 piece kit made by Warlock

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