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Discussion in 'AF Racing' started by afracing, Mar 12, 2013.
and i have ve wheels on my vt
Hi afracing, do you supply the 'slip-on' spacers too?
I am after 4 of 5mm thick spacers, 5 x 120mm stud pattern, 12.5mm stud holes and 69.5 hub hole diameter.
Please PM me at your earliest convenience with your ability to supply and price for the 4 Spacers, including Shipping to Melbourne.
Hello mate, VT is 5x120 CBS 69.5mm stud 12x1.5, VE is 5x120 CBS 66.9mm stud 14x1.5. If you can fit VE wheel on your hub, you can also fit the VE wheel on the spacer, it is exactly the same as the VT hub. But if you need a perfect fit, you will need an custom build adapater, and that cost much more.
Hi Dave, we can supply slip on, but we don't have them in stock, it's for custom build. I will PM you the costs, any questions, pls don't feel hesitate to ask.
When will these be available?
The VE bolt on spacers shouldl be ready in Jan,2014.
It seems to be a quality product.
It has to be. And because we cannot find appropriate 14x1.5 studs, thus, have to custom build our own studs. Like the 12x1.5 studs.
So when you eventually source lug studs that are rated and approved for use on the VE commodores over 190kw, like say any of the ones below rated to 500kw...
...will the complete unit you offer for racing use (because you can't sell on a road vehicle) be approved by a known engineering authority like say TÜV?
I hope for everyone's sake you get a qualified third party certification to underwrite your manufacturing liability because frankly the fact you don't 'recommend' using your product over 190kw nor use OEM suppliers for studs sounds a risky and weak proposition for racing.
Thanks for your good advise. Eventually we will need a racing series, for professional racing purpose. And we have talked with ARP, they don't have 14x1.5 studs, to place a custom orders, the cost is USD$20/per stud, so we think it is not some product we can just sell on the market, but only for custom build purpose. However we have a substitute option for VE, which is slip on spacer with no bolts. We have sold couple pairs already, and it is great. As long as you have extended hub studs, this will be an very economical solution for the professional racing use (the 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy is billet extruded aluminum alloy, for air craft uses). Imagine if you need to change the rims, you might also need to replace the wheel spacers, if the wheel spacer has ARP studs on it, it is a big waste, but if you have that expensive studs on your hub, you don't need to replace it forever.
I think most people who bought the spacer is for road use? And maybe sometimes do a bit tracking. That's why we made it into black anodized, instead of red, blue. And for the city spec, we use the studs the same as the original hub studs, tested grade 10.9. If the car is not deeply power upgraded, and just for daily driving and occasionally tracking, it is more than enough. But, I think most of the VE are deeply power tuned... so in this case, even for the VE city spec we might need to find some studs stronger than the original hub studs, the grade 12.9, and TUV is a good idea, we will look into that.
The studs pic you posted, do they have a brand name?
Thanks for that. Yes the company supplies as OEM to GM and Ford, called Dorman. About US$70 per 10 (front or rear axles), but I for one don't mind paying for peace of mind with studs.
610-490 is the popular choice for our platform, easy replacement for front hubs with slip on spacer as you suggest but rears are easier to bolt-on an adaptor, ie spacer with studs on.
(When racing) I use 15mm TüV approved bolt-on adaptors on the rear which come with a lifetime guarantee, made specifically for the 2010 Camaro.
Tks for the tips :spot on:
Great, would definitely contact you when I need the spacer.
AF racing has done a reccomendable job by introducing the alloy wheel spacer
Tks We precious the brand name very much.
Have you got a 15mm spacer for the ve yet?
I am afraid we will not have the 15mm for VE, the 25mm is coming soon.
I am afraid we will not have the 15mm for VE, but the 25mm is coming very soon.
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