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« on: August 13, 2003, 09:02:56 »
Hi All,

Does anybody have any experiences, good or bad, with wheel spacers (such as those supplied by Scorpion) ?

From what I have read they do change the way the car handles, both on and off road, but are they as good as they are meant to be ?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2003, 12:29:49 »
£200 for 3" more width isn't worth it. Plus if you have large tyres fitted it mucks up your potential axel articulation.

As you can guess I've already asked the questions and come to the conclusion that I can spend £200 better elsewhere.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2003, 12:43:55 »
i think 200 quid for 3 more inches is quite cheap

oh you mean wheelbase?


sorry  :oops:

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2003, 13:32:23 »
Adding wheel spacer would no doubt put extra loading on wheel bearings. I personaly wouldn't for this reason alone.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2003, 13:50:40 »
Would it not be better to get another set of rims with a bigger offset?

ISTR that some people were taking disco steels, milling the centre out and welding it back in the other way round giving bags of offset.

The modular/weller 8 spoke rims have a larger offset I think.

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2003, 17:09:37 »
Yup, modulars do have larger offsets so this is the easiest method of increasing your track and at £28 each its also the cheaper option!

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2003, 17:15:31 »
i have seen deeper dished 8 spokes though, they were on a disco in eastnor im sure of it.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2003, 17:42:37 »
I run a set of Silver modulars on Tigger for it's road tyres.  The wheels came from Bronco 4x4 who at the time were the cheapest.  They have nice deep dishes.

Just a note... modifying a set of steel rims is not to be encouraged unless you are a certified welder.  Even then, they will probably void your insurance.

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2003, 19:02:01 »
yeh best get them made for you from a company.

when i was looking for a set of 4 mods and bfg's broncho couldnt provide as a package

i fancied the black modulars.

gonna get higher tyres next time but still stay at's

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2003, 21:32:28 »
If memory serves correctly, Simon has a SII Discovery and was looking at buying a set of earlier rims and tyres, so he was needing conversion spacers to change from one type of wheel to another.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2003, 23:19:13 »
If you want to put D2 wheels on a D1 or visa versa, then you will need adaptors
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2003, 09:05:13 »
Quote from: "funkup"
when i was looking for a set of 4 mods and bfg's broncho couldnt provide as a package


I got the wheels from Bronco and a set of BFG's from Matt Savage.  He did me a superb deal on a set of 4.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2003, 09:39:19 »
I've always had excellent deals from Nene Valley, just outside Northampton, great blokes and really helpful, had 2 sets of tyres from them, Avon Ranger AT's for the Disco and 750 x 16 SAG's for the Series 2.
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