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Okay, I jacked up the 240 today to put the spacers and the 16-inch S80 steelies on the car. One problem, the spacers are supposed to fit flush. There are two bolts in the rotor of the disc brakes to hold it to the hub. The first is one with a guiding pin, the other is just a regular hex head bolt.<br>I removed the one with the guiding pin and tried to put on the spacer, thinking I can just get some non-guiding pin replacements. However, the spacers still don't fit flush over the regular hex head bolt.<p>That bolt fits against the back of a stud/bolt head on the spacer, but there's just not enough clearance. It's probably only about 1 or 2 mm off, but that's not flush, and it leaves me concerned.<p>Does anybody have any suggestions?<p>
 

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Re: Hurdles Installing H&R Spacers on 245 (shovelfxr)

That's a great idea, thanks for the suggestion. If I have time today, I'll run by the hardware store and pick one up.<p>Along the lines of what you said, I was wondering how bad it would be to just remove them, but I'm thinking it's probably best to just replace them with the flat head screw like you said.
 

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Okay, I went and got some flat head machine screws with a flat screwdriver slot. That was still too wide. <p>I noticed that the hole in the outer part of the rotor is larger than the threaded hole. So, I opted for some Phillips pan head machine screws and that seems to have done the trick.<p>That's the good news.<p>The bad news is that the thread on the studs of the car is not the same as the thread on the studs of the spacers and the corresponding BRM nuts that mate up to the hole in the spacers themselves. That's bad news for two reasons.<p>1) the BRM nuts have to fit on the Volvo studs. I'm going to try to get new BRM nuts from H&R as soon as I figure out what the thread on my Volvo's lugs is.<p>2) the Volvo lug nuts are supposed to fit on the studs of the spacer. Obviously, with this problem, they won't. Theoretically, I could use the BRMs on the spacers and the lugs on the car's studs, but the angled mating area on the lugs is not as large as the BRMs and thus makes me worry about the inherent strength. I think I'll hold out and order new BRM's from H&R.<p>Otherwise, the fit looks perfect.
 

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Re: Hurdles Installing H&R Spacers on 245 (shovelfxr)

<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/steelies_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/steelies_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I'm working on a budget wheel upgrade. I wanted something that didn't diverge from the look and feel of a 240, but would upgrade it to 16-inch wheels. They aren't exactly light, but I'm excited to see how they look on the car, and more importantly, how much it helps handling.<p>These are 16" winter steel wheels for the P2 cars (S80, new V70 and S60). They are 16-inch. However, there's a significant difference in offset. To make these FWD wheels work, I have to space them.
 

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Re: Hurdles Installing H&R Spacers on 245 ([email protected])

i phrased that wrong, i know what they are for, just wondering how much they cost <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Hurdles Installing H&R Spacers on 245 (shovelfxr)

The 240 uses 1/2"x20tpi, NOT metric as some generic listings may suggest.
 

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I'll dig up the cost for you. I went through one of the advertisers on VWvortex and since we have a working relationship with them, my cost doesn't reflect retail very closely. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>That said, thank you Michael. I wonder if that's my prob. Darn if those studs didn't look the same, but the thread was different. I wonder if my spacers are metric and my car SAE. That means I'll have to come up with some Metric lug nuts for the spacers.
 

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Re: Hurdles Installing H&R Spacers on 245 (towerymt)

I may try that. Since they are going to be exposed, I thought of trying to get some chrome lugs and a lug lock.
 
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