SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Stuiped quieten i know but why would i need 25 mm spacers so i can use FWD rims On my RWD cars. i mean there 5 bolts so it sould fit right?? i need help what wold be stopping me from putting 16 inch 850 wheels on, tire rub stick out to far or brake clearance???? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
why is it a bad idea? ive run spacers on cars before with out a problem... <p><br>also check out my web site (eurodesignmk.com) im located in leominster ma and i can hook u up with a good deal on spacers/ adapters
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
3,169 Posts
Re: (dirty_swede)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dirty_swede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why is it a bad idea? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It introduces another weak point in the hub-to-wheel interface.<p>There are plenty of 16" wheels, with the correct backspace, for Volvo 200s.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
371 Posts
Re: (RearWheelPaul)

Number One...<br>Spacers put an inordinate amount of stress on the studs and also change the stresses on the wheel bearings. <br>I could be inveigled into putting spacers on the rear (kicking and screaming), but definitely not on the front. No way, no how.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Re: 25 mm spacers (volvorwd)

The reason you need spacers to fit 850 wheels to a 240 is your 240 wheels have a positive offset of +20 or 25mm while the 850/70 uses a much higher positive offset, somewhere around 38-42mm. A set of spacers will correct the offset of the 850 wheels, pushing them out so they clear the suspension in your 240, essentially ending up where a set of wheels with the proper offset and size for a 240 would be. <br>Most people who get spacers get 25mm front and 32mm rear to push the rear wheels out a little so they are more flush with the rear fender for cosmetic reasons. Just make sure to get a good quality set of hubcentric spacers and extended wheel studs, like the ones Volvo used to sell for the rear wheels years ago or the ones Avalanche, Kaplhenke, IPD and other vendors sell.<br>Properly designed, manufactured, and installed hubcentric spacers are perfectly safe. Stacks of washers behind wheels are not.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,126 Posts
Re: 25 mm spacers (neptune)

Well, the Old Fart has only one comment to make here. For you lads who want to try messing around with such things as larger rims, wheel offsets and spacers, lowering or raising the ride height, changing springs and shocks, changing sway/roll bars, etc., etc., I <B>really</B> wish that you would first get and read in depth a good book on suspension tuning, paying particular attention to the effects of any changes, both positive and negative. If you can find one on eBay, etc., any book in Carroll Smith's "... to Win" series (unfortunately now mostly out-of-print) dealing with car prep, suspension tuning, etc., will be money well spent.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top