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Old 20-08-2003   #1
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Spacers and wobbly bolts

Is it possible to use a combination of spacers and wobbly bolts?

Some people have said you need longer bolts when you use spacers - are wobbly bolts long enough?

I had these alloy wheel problems sorted, but then the wheels I was buying fell through...

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https://www.fiatforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2904
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Ive just read ur post, the one on the link above.. and although i do feel sorry for u about the whole thing, i have to say that companies do send out wheels saying theyre one offset and you later find theyre another - the first set i brought were 6x14s and were meant to have fitted without spacers - we checked and double checked the offset with the company and they sent out the wheels.. we were very confused when the wheels arrived and didnt fit, so we rang the company back, told them we needed spacers, to which they replied i didnt, even though i quite obviously couldnt drive the car as they were, so off we went to r-tec to sort out some spacers - the reason? we later discovered that mark that ur talking about and they were a completely different offset to what i had ordered!! so im not really suprised that the bloke didnt know what offset they were!!

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how big a spacer are you using by the way? i had 10 or 15mm spacers (cant remember which) and struggled like hell to sort out wobbly bolts the right length, as the one company that made them promptly stopped doing so just as my wheels arrived!!
It is possible to sort the problem using longer length studs, peugeout nuts and the wobbly sleeve, which is what i did, but it is a lot of hassle.

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No Im sorry Hippy, theres no excuse for him. I told him to look on the wheel, and tell me what it said. I didnt ask for the sellers opinion, I didnt ask for him to phone the supplier, I told him to look on the wheel and tell me what it said.

I made this clear to him!

And what made it worse was that he didnt just phone the supplier and go with what they told him - he knew that it said ET35 on the wheel, but failed to mention it to me.

So whereas I understand what youre saying, thats no excuse for the seller in this case.

Thanks for the help with the wobbly bolts and spacers, I think I'll try to get the right PCD then if its that much hassle.. :)
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What a knob, i would have demanded 50 to cover petrol or smacked him one [:(!]B)

My Car is now for sale, A total one-off, head turning bargin!!!
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I was/am pretty annoyed, but he seemed embarrassed and sorry enough to calm me down when I was there.

I wonder if he thought he was going to get away without me noticing?!

Also, he's a member on here so I didn't want to cause too much trouble...
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which of set is it for the cinq then? ET36 or ET-36?

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Take a look at my post in this thread, it should explain about the Offset.

https://www.fiatforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2933
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cheers, so ET** takes it intowards the wheel arch, and ET-** takes it outwards, away from the car.

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Sort of.

The lower the offset, the further out of the car the wheel will be. But the offset can still be be positive.

The negative and positve offset thing is the same principle, but with one the mounting part is on one side of the true centre of the alloy, and vice versa.

Difficult to explain the negative offset fitment (and its not even important), but these diagrams might make it clear to you:

POSTIVE OFFSET



NEGATIVE OFFSET


Note in these diagrams the offset is dimension C, (which is B-A)
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