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Im considering 18" tritons for my R but unsure if the center bore and offset are a good. Also want to be sure it will fit over calipers. Kindly advise. Thank you
 

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Im considering 18" tritons for my R but unsure if the center bore and offset are a good. Also want to be sure it will fit over calipers. Kindly advise. Thank you
no they won't fit over the R calipers without spacers. They will fit P2 cars tho.
 

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Here are the specs for tritons:

Size: 18x7.5
Offset: +43
Color: Silver
Bolt Pattern: 5x108

It might fit. But the tires will be a bit too wide at 235/40/18, so you may need 225/40/18 instead.

Try using this template if you have the wheels

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?13579
 

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There was a discussion on VS about someone that tried to fit them on a 05 VR and they wouldn't clear the calipers. He ended up selling them to someone else. He said the wheels WOULD fit with the proper spacers but didn't wanna go that route.
 

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Thanks for the template. Curious why it wont fit the calipers. aren't 18" pegs 18x8 and have the same offset? Yet they are a bolt on right? Tritons are 18x7.5..sorry gents..I'm new to this
 

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Ok. under my calculations, Tritons doesn't have enough backspace due to the reduced wheel width. Infact, if you install without spacers (ignoring the caliper), it's less about 6mm from the fender (indented, inset). You will need a 5mm-10mm spacer to get it to stock Pegasus ET43 regions.

 

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Do you guys have any worries/ concerns about using spacers?
 

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No, I'm using them on my car. Get Hubcentric spacers if your going 10mm. 5mm you don't need hub centric, but you'll need extended bolts.
 

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I think 5mm spacers is enough to clear the calipers. ( I hope). And it should fill the fenders a bit as well.
 

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No, I'm using them on my car. Get Hubcentric spacers if your going 10mm. 5mm you don't need hub centric, but you'll need extended bolts.
Is it possible to get hubcentric 10mm spacers? IPD said they don't carry 10mm spacers because they can't be made hubcentric. Basically they don't want to deal with complaints from people who don't know how to properly torque down their wheels.
 

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Is it possible to get hubcentric 10mm spacers? IPD said they don't carry 10mm spacers because they can't be made hubcentric. Basically they don't want to deal with complaints from people who don't know how to properly torque down their wheels.
That doesn't make any sense, because a non-hub-centric 10mm spacer would be enough to push the wheel off the centering hub on the car, so there's nothing the wheel can center to. The wheel would then shift on the slightest pothole etc even if torqued properly, and cause severe vibrations. So I totally don't get what IPD is saying.

Viva & EST carries hubcentric spacers.

http://www.vivaperformance.com/wheel-spacer-kit-10mm-m14x1-5/
http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/mm5/m...duct_Code=VLS-762-202&Category_Code=VL-S60-su
 

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That doesn't make any sense, because a non-hub-centric 10mm spacer would be enough to push the wheel off the centering hub on the car, so there's nothing the wheel can center to. The wheel would then shift on the slightest pothole etc even if torqued properly, and cause severe vibrations. So I totally don't get what IPD is saying.

Viva & EST carries hubcentric spacers.

http://www.vivaperformance.com/wheel-spacer-kit-10mm-m14x1-5/
http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/mm5/m...duct_Code=VLS-762-202&Category_Code=VL-S60-su
I think what they're getting at is the fact that the lip on the hub is about 9mm, which means that a 10mm hubcentric spacer is very thin at the point that is under the most strain, i.e. around the base of the lip on the spacer.

Examples and some discussion:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...n-spacer-sheared-off-at-the-hubcentric-ring!&

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...my-VIVA-10mm-spacers-sheared-off...&p=1797730

This isn't to say that 10mm spacers shouldn't be used. I use them on my VR, but only use an impact gun to loosen the bolts once the wheels are off the ground. If you loosen the bolts while the wheel is on the ground and then jack the car up, you might run into issues due to strain placed on the spacer while the weight of the car is still on the wheel and the bolts aren't fully tightened.
 

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I think what they're getting at is the fact that the lip on the hub is about 9mm, which means that a 10mm hubcentric spacer is very thin at the point that is under the most strain, i.e. around the base of the lip on the spacer.

An example:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...n-spacer-sheared-off-at-the-hubcentric-ring!&
Right, actually now that you mentioned it, I remember the issue. I think the key is how the spacers are made. On the ones that I have which are Heico, the hub on the spacer has a beveled edge similar to what you find on the actual wheel hub.



I believe this makes it stronger. And the main topic in that issue was that people were not torquing the wheel properly, allowing the wheel to shift bearing load onto the hub on the spacer, which it was not designed to do.
 

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Is it possible to get hubcentric 10mm spacers? IPD said they don't carry 10mm spacers because they can't be made hubcentric. Basically they don't want to deal with complaints from people who don't know how to properly torque down their wheels.
I believe VIVA makes them.

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Is it possible to get hubcentric 10mm spacers? IPD said they don't carry 10mm spacers because they can't be made hubcentric. Basically they don't want to deal with complaints from people who don't know how to properly torque down their wheels.
My H&R spacers are HC and work great.


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