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#1 Chidge

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:02 AM

Just wondering where i can get a good quality set of hubcentric wheel spacers? How safe are they to use on a daily driver ('98 180SX)?
I heard that they are the 'safer' of the two types, so to stay clear of the slip on spacers.

Thanks for any help.

..Chidge



#2 -fill-

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  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:180sx

Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:07 AM

isc have them. used them for a year or so no problems

#3 Chidge

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:20 AM

Sweet as mate. Thanks for that.

#4 fyjosh

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  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:44 AM

yeah the ISC ones are alright, but be careful about how tight you bolt it to the hub, i put it on and 2 of the cheap nuts rounded, so i have a permanent 30mm spacer untill i drill it out through off my hub which i CBF. you also cannot use the 'hubcentric' spacers with any nissan stock wheels like r33/34/32gtr/s15 because the hub ring is too large and wont fit inside the wheel.

they're safe enough for a street car, just very illegal and stand out like dogs balls. what i did is bolted mine onto the rear hubs, cleaned up the spacer and the rotor base with sand paper and painted them both in black caliper paint. you can hardly even notice that there is a spacer on there because the rotor base and spacer look like 1 piece, and the caliper paint is pretty durable when baked on with a bit of braking.



#5 fedup

  • Joined:20-April 09
  • Location:Australia WA
  • Car:180sxs

Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:55 PM

Will have to paint mine like your saying josh. They are just another thing for cops to pick on if you get pulled.

#6 tmono

  • Joined:22-August 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:93 s13

Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

yer i had some on mine for a while pulled them off cause i didnt realize they were illegal lol but yer think ill paint them now haha =D

#7 Grimace_Racing

  • Joined:17-October 08
  • Location:Australia TAS
  • Car:Built S14 Zenki

Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:41 PM

When i was running hubcentric spacers i painted the rotor hub and spacer black and the cops never picked it. I used them for around 12 months with no issues, i wouldnt recommend them but if you need to use them then go for it theyare pretty safe.

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#8 dan^s15

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  • Location:Australia QLD
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:10 PM

^^^ thats what all my mates did, haha

#9 dan^s15

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:16 AM

my mates run ISC on there drift cars, they cant be that bad?

#10 dazza_

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  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S13 Silvia

Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:25 AM

Id also agree with Just Jap bolt ons being better than ISC. My mate has had 2 pairs of ISC and both have had really poor quality studs.

Im running Just Jap ones up front and have removed wheels many times in the short period ive had them, so far so good ;)

#11 reds13

  • Joined:20-June 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S14 only 275kw at the wheels

Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:14 PM

i have ISC 15mm on the rear they seem to be going ok both wheels are still on

#12 Chidge

  • Joined:02-November 09
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:'97 Potato

Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:20 AM

Thanks for all your help guys, Im heading out to Just Jap today to pick up a set of 25mm rears and 20mm fronts.

I'll be sure to paint them up straight away Posted Image I'll post some before and after pics when i get the chance.

Thanks again,

..Chidge

#13 JDM 20T

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  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:58 AM

^^

Good man :thumbsup:

#14 fyjosh

  • Joined:21-May 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:45 AM

if your're going to paint them use caliper paint and clean it up with sandpaper and terps first. and paint the rotor base that it bolts up to as well.



#15 Hawker180

  • Joined:26-June 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx + Landcruiser

Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:01 AM

JIS's (japanese import spares) boltons are about the best you can get...worth the extra!

Personally i wouldn't go Just jap or ISC's!

#16 AnDyStYLe

  • Joined:31-January 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:RPS13

Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:32 PM

^ Yep, and generally the hub centric ring means sweet fk all if the centre bore of your rim doesn't mate up with it ;)

I'm reppin JIS non-hubcentric Japanese forged alloy ones and couldn't be happier!

Cheers,

Andy

#17 Chidge

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:59 AM

Right. Well we had a little problem. I ended up going to Just Jap and bought 20mm for the rear and 15mm for the fronts.

Got home, got the wheel off, put the spacer on, bolted her up and then noticed that the hub studs dont sit flush with the spacer, they are long enough to poke through, about 10mm. Posted Image
So when i went to put the wheel back on, the wheel sits against the studs, not the spacer.

Now, do you think this is a simple matter of just getting 30mm spacers? I spoke to Just Jap and they said to come back and they will sort it out for me one way or another.

Just thought i would ask you guys first and see what you thought.



Either way it looks like im going to have a set of 20mm spacers for sale soon, as because ive already had them on the car, Just Jap cant take them back. Posted Image

Again, any help would be great.


Cheers,

Chidge

#18 AnDyStYLe

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:08 AM

Mate that's not a defect of the spacers. Obviously the studs protuding 10mm out is due to the width (lack of width for that matter)of the spacers. Usually your rims will have slots to accommodate this. If not, you've next bet is to either go larger spacers or source shorter studs.

If you do go larger 30mm spacers, you need to think about track and scrubbing.

Cheers,

Andy

#19 Chidge

  • Joined:02-November 09
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:'97 Potato

Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:25 AM

Yeah thats what i was thinking. I think i might just go for the 30mm spacers and see how they go. I'll get around it somehow.

Thanks for your help Posted Image

Chidge



#20 viscous180

  • Joined:09-August 08
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

yeah got some non hub centeric ones too .. think im gonna hit up the painting idea though

#21 dan^s15

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  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15

Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:54 PM

interesting.. i need to run spacers soon too, for my new rims to clear coils...


just checked out teh JIS's one.. they look good

#22 Chidge

  • Joined:02-November 09
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:'97 Potato

Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:58 PM

Yeah well if it doesnt go well with Just Jap tomorrow im going to look into the JIS ones, they look like a better quality (from the pictures anyways).

#23 Hawker180

  • Joined:26-June 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx + Landcruiser

Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:38 AM

thats why you angle grind the studs down to suit the smaller bolt ons.

#24 whyte

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  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:ahh-34

Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:28 AM

im using jap brand spacers and they are non hubcentric, no issues yet lol
i should really get a hub ring that fits the spacer & my rims.

#25 Chidge

  • Joined:02-November 09
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:'97 Potato

Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:05 PM

View PostHawker180, on 16 November 2009 - 08:38 AM, said:

thats why you angle grind the studs down to suit the smaller bolt ons.


Haha i was seriously thinking about doing that.. But then thought what happens if i want to take the spacers off.

Its all good, went down to Just Jap today n swapped them for 30mm spacers. Just have to wait for them to come in. Spewing coz i wanted them to be done for the cruise.

#26 dan^s15

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  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15

Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:27 PM

i reckon just get the oens from JIS aswell.. they look heappps betetr ay

#27 Chidge

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  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:'97 Potato

Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:32 PM

View Postdan^s15, on 16 November 2009 - 05:27 PM, said:

i reckon just get the oens from JIS aswell.. they look heappps betetr ay


Yeah i was thinking of ordering them in and putting the store credit that Just Jap gave me towards a new, less 'police attracting' exhaust tip Posted Image

#28 dan^s15

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  • Location:Australia QLD
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:22 PM

^^^

i reckon u should man.. cause seriously, those JIS ones look smick..

ill def be getting them if i have to run spacers. see how they are.

#29 SR2013

  • Joined:13-November 08
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 17 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

ISC spacers are the bombdiggity it all comes from the same place all pretty much same quality but i had not one problem with the ISC spacers



#30 AnDyStYLe

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  • Location:Australia VIC
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:49 AM

View PostSR2013, on 17 November 2009 - 06:57 PM, said:

ISC spacers are the bombdiggity it all comes from the same place all pretty much same quality but i had not one problem with the ISC spacers

Want to confirm your statement mate? If you can lay out some facts to prove your statement?





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