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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/06/2012 at 6:47am
Thanks guys :D

Update:

The new wheels arrived today!





We need some wheel spacers in order to get the fitment right. On this photo you can see that I need atleast 50mm spacers.



Is that even safe to drive, 50mm?
I saw on a JEEP-forum that there are some cars that have 60mm spacers, used offroad. But can I safely use 50mm spacers?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote farna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/06/2012 at 10:04am
Yes. As long as the spacers are properly made they are safe. 
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1970 sst 421 shivvy
1970 amx 390 4spd go pack
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JavelinRob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/06/2012 at 6:23pm
I used 1.5 inch adapters with my 6 inch back space mustang bullit rims
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/06/2012 at 9:09pm
Rob, do you have a photo of your spacers/rims? Smile
Oh, and thanks for the eBay link. I was searching already but I could only find the spacers in a Chinese webstore that refused to ship overseas.


I also heard a lot of stories about wheel spacers ripping the wheel bearings apart? Is it really that bad or are they exaggerating?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JavelinRob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/07/2012 at 8:15am
the rims I bought had 6 inch back space , thats inside mounting face to out side lip, stock is 4 to 41/2 , I can send you some pics I need am email address , as far as ripping out bearings well will have to be the test mules , get some good wheel bearing grease and repack bearings , I think there fine I wouldn;t road race with them or drag race but everyday driving
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/07/2012 at 11:15am
Oh, ok.
Well, I'm not planning to race with it. Just cruisin' around and go to meetings etc.

My email is mjcompaan [at] gmail.com.
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Update:

Yesterday I was finished with a better Photoshop-artwork of the car:

It's a small image, if you want to view the high resolution image, just ask. ;)
Enjoy!
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very nice I like the rendering try and get the same stance , and it will be very cool looking protour look
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2012 at 1:16pm
The wheel spacers arrived today from Lugs 'n stuff over at Holland, MI.
I immediately mounted them on the car tot test if the wheels would fit.

The spacers:





The wheel fitment:



It could use a lowering kit, but that's a future plan.



9 mm clearance:










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