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Do 18X8 VE Rims need spacers?

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im looking at putting ve rims on my vs ute.

as said 18x8s... do these need spacers? to clear the struts? i have lowered struts to suit superlows.

cheers, ray
 

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You dont need spacers, and spacers are illegal. You will need smaller tires than VE spec though. 235 / 40 and your speedo will be pretty close, I think I have about 10mm clearance from the struts on my ute. And, you do need to get the VE rims macchined, the centre bore is a couple of mm too small. And yeah, I am running superlows
 

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ive got these on my vs ute, you will need to rap them in 235 tyres or they will scrub on your strut tower. My spedo hasnt change since putting the new rims on mate. always get compliment about them to :)
 

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shave a couple of mm off the iinside of the hub on the mag with a die grinder and change to 235/40s
 

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shave a couple of mm off the iinside of the hub on the mag with a die grinder
this is certainly not the way to machine the hubs on rims :bang:
 

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Wheel engineer shops charge approx 20-30 a wheel to have it done.. dont use a die grinder.... or a spoon. The Centre hub locates the wheel and is very important to wheel fitment.
 

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. The Centre hub locates the wheel and is very important to wheel fitment.
yea cos when you have the wheel on the studs and the wheel nuts nipped up by hand - there is like heaps of play hay, id hate to fit those hubless centre style mags with a centre cap....must be a nightmare to get good fitment
 

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yea cos when you have the wheel on the studs and the wheel nuts nipped up by hand - there is like heaps of play hay, id hate to fit those hubless centre style mags with a centre cap....must be a nightmare to get good fitment
You have no idea about what your talking about. I just hope no one has taken your advice. The wheel studs are not there to take the weight of a rim.
 

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You have no idea about what your talking about. I just hope no one has taken your advice. The wheel studs are not there to take the weight of a rim.
regardless, its unsafe to do it either way and a modified mag wheel is enough for an insurance company to knock back a claim and find you at fault in the event of an accident.
 
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