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Okay, while at the last DC GTG, I noticed the spacers on Kai's 244 and as I recall I think he said he got them from an internet company called wheelspacers or something similar.<P>I've also seen that H&R makes a set as well.<P>My question is this. I noticed Kai's have threaded studs on them and the wheels are held on by an actual nut, rather than the bolt style like those found on the fwd cars. I'm apprehensive about these because, should they get stripped or the thread damaged, the spacer needs replaced. Further, from a cosmetic standpoint, I don't think they look as good, and it's harder to find lug locks for security.<P>Long story short, can anyone confirm that the H&R or some other manufacturer makes a spacer that uses the traditional lug nut style, or are the spacers simply not wide enough?
 

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George, I made a set of wheel spacers for my 945 Turbo wagon to fit the 850R rims. There are pictures of the car on my website at <A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.com" TARGET=_blank>www.eurosporttuning.com</A> under the "project cars" section. I also put these rims on a 240 with the spacers and they look awesome. I will be producing a spacer kit to fit the FWD rims on to RWD models sometime soon. If anyone is interested in pictures of the spacer itself just send me any email.
 

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Okay, let me know when you have them available. That car does look great BTW. <P>On that 145 down below, do you know who did the I5 conversion? How tough was it?<P>Also on the spacers, any idea what sort of cost will be involved?
 

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George, I have spacers on both of my cars. Got them from Fred at <A HREF="http://www.wheeladapters.com" TARGET=_blank>www.wheeladapters.com</A> They are high quality aircraft aluminum, and are adapters, like you said. If you were to get just spacers, you would have to press in longer wheel studs. <P>The easy thing with the adapter is that you can bolt it on, or take it off and go back to stock 240 wheels for winter or whatever you want... And finding wheel locks isn't a problem, all you have to do is know the thread pitch and dia. of the studs pressed into the adapter. <P>That is another thing, you wouldn't have to replace the entire adapter if any threads get messed up...you can press out the broken stud and buy a new one. They're easy...<P>Rob
 

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Thanks for the info on yours. I figure they are the same as Kai's right? I'll have to look into those as well.<P>My theory here is to go with spacers and some 16" steel wheels from the newer cars.<P>George
 

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I'm going to do a little research on this. I want to do some sort of feature on it, and I'm going to try to see the different options. As far as I can tell, so far there are three listed above. Anyone know any other sources for these things?
 

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George,<BR> I recall when helping Kai with a wheel spacer issue that the quality was great. I am always reluctant to do the spacer thing on any car, but in this case the quality was worthy of use. I liked the fact that I could replace the studs, like in a real hub, if necessary and also the bugger wouldn't rust onto the hub as would a steel adapter. Now, one word of advice though, if you do any motor upgrades and have lets say more than 250 HP, get some cast iron adapters made. I don't think the aluminum can handle too much more than 250 HP before stressing. I am likely going to get the aluminum adapters for my 244 next month. Figure the 16"s from my 850 will be put to better use that way. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Prospero<BR>
 

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Hey Matt, what's up. I would stay with aluminum spacers for that much power...my 242 has 238 N/A HPs, and when you hook up the nitrous and a 250 shot...well, that's almost 500 horsies! And they've stood up to that....so I think they'll last. <P>Rob <BR>1981 262C Bertone B23/M46<BR>1981 242DL 238 N/A HPs <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 

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Rob,<BR>You have a valid point. Since I was just going by the basic design and materials and making an educated guess without any actual experimentation...I would say that your experience with the HP takes the cake. Plus that is great news since I would not want to pay the extra $$$ for cast iron adapters.<P>Prospero
 

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Well, there is always titanium for those with the $$$! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 
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