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As I have a 6 speed box in my 1.2, its that extra bit longer therefore I cant obtain full lock on the right which in some ways is hillerious when you tell someone but most of the time is just plain annoying when trying to park

Ive asked before about this, I was told to get a set of stop locks made up (I have a rough idea what they are) however just about every engineers I've gone to has looked at me as if I have 2 heads and when I explain what I want done whilst showing a spare rack they always say "Im sure you can find something from a motor fac for that, no need for us" or something to that effect

So im wondering about spacers, will this cure the problem? I dont know what the ofset of my wheels are (I can find no info on them anywhere) they are Lenso S7's with a 7j x 17 rim. Any info is appreciated!!
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Re: Wheel spacers

just turn to left instead
umm theres no where on the back it is printed ? id imagine those wheel being ET35 like mine, as a rough guess, but ill have a lil look around on the net and see what i can find
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http://wheelworx.com.au/lenso.html

are these the ones, 3rd from bottom in the middle 17" x 7
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Re: Wheel spacers

Most of the parking i do is parallell making the situation even worse, my BMW is more manouverable Yep those are the ones exactly Ive looked before but can never find the et though!
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Re: Wheel spacers

well ive had a good 20min look around, and ive come across a few pages, with lenso s7 x7 17", but no et, but a very similar looking wheel s7-3, is ET35..so id imagine most of the lenso 17" wheels are ET35..

EDIT - what PCD are your wheels atm ?
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Re: Wheel spacers

Thats the problem with old wheels info is hard to get for them... The S7-3 is the modern day S7, im guessing Lenso wouldnt change the ET for every variation of the wheel??

Do you think the idea with the spacers would work?
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ahh i see...yeah i'd imagine they wouldn't change the offset, as i said before most of the wheels that were 17" were ET35 on 4 stud..so id imagine they are ET35.

i dont know on the spacers, they're cheap enough anyway...so its worth a try..if they dont do much then you can always get your money back..in theory, on full lock with those spacers, it could clear it..but like i said im not so sure on it
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Re: Wheel spacers

Bump bump bumpitty bump

After too many attempts looking on the interweb, I took the wheels off and after a good scrubbing I found what I was looking for

Lenso S7's
7j R17
98/108 PCD (multifit )
ET 40

What spacers to use?
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I would say 20 mm spacers, they will set you bk about 60 though for bimmec(sp?)...it might well clear it, you could in theory measure the distance between the gearbox - full lock on right and to left lock, hope that somehow made sense
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Re: Wheel spacers

seriously lock stoppers are the only -propper- way forward, to space the wheels out enough you may need your arches sorted for a mot, (tyre sticking out).

you do realise though that spacers wont really work that well to reduce rub on full lock. say 20mm spacers wont move it 20mm out on full lock. it will move it 5mm out and 15mm towards the front bumper. as the hub will be under the steering it wont work as well. mega spacers would be needed.... that said depends how much it rubs
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Re: Wheel spacers

20mm: I'll experiment with the spacers first to get it right as for lock stops, not a single engineering place i go to knows what im on about
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