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got new rims fit too close

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    got new rims fit too close

    ok so I just got a new pair of y2k thinspokes for my t/a the rears fit but are a little too tight for my comfort on the back side. Looked everywhere I know for spacers anyone know where to go . By the way the rears are 275-45-18 car is 01 t/a

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    I assume you're talking about the wheel well on the inside?

    If so, I've read on hear that you will need to use a hammer and pound the well in some where it might touch. I don't know the exact technique though, but should give you something to search the site for.

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    thanks I thought of that but wanted to try and avoid the hammer method for the reason of murphys law

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    I have the ZO6 18x10.5 with a 285-35 and all I had to do is use a hammer and beat the inner lower wells on both side and I have no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthd View Post
    thanks I thought of that but wanted to try and avoid the hammer method for the reason of murphys law
    you can buy an actual fender roller from eastwood for $250 . . . or find someone that has one

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    wooden baseball bat fender roll, google it. Its very simple no cracks or chips. Or get out the cut-off tool, and trim.

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    thanks guys I will try that tonight

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    With those rims most run spacers (can buy them here in the classifieds) and these (to make it safe):


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    I put the same set on last weekend. during cornering the tire flex will rub. after it rubs you will know exactly where it needs to be beat in. I measured the diff between the stock zr-1 17 x 9, 275-45zr17 and the y2k 18 x 9.5, 275-45zr18. its 7/16". I'm ploanning on ordering the 1/2" spacers and longer studs today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawmanbsi View Post
    I put the same set on last weekend. during cornering the tire flex will rub. after it rubs you will know exactly where it needs to be beat in. I measured the diff between the stock zr-1 17 x 9, 275-45zr17 and the y2k 18 x 9.5, 275-45zr18. its 7/16". I'm ploanning on ordering the 1/2" spacers and longer studs today.
    I have 18X10.5 C5 Z06's and that's exactly what happens on turns (either side) even though I've centered the rear with an adjustable panhard bar. I've been thinking of getting spacers and longer studs too when I get a few &'s free'd up ... the wheels sit about 1-1.5" too far in for my liking anyways, I like them to be almost flush with the body to look all badass and shyt! lol

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    I had a few rub marks and went ahead and put on 1/4 inch sapcers and used the hammer a bit I got impatient and wanted to drive it but I do think that I will be adding 1 inch spacers in the near future. thanks for all the advice guys

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    I wanted to get a better visual of the wheels moved out. I got some washers and stacked diff thickness' before I ordered. 1/2" will fit just fine but I decided on 3/8" in rear and 1/4" up front. there was a difference between front and back.

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