Alright I bought the 2003 Chrome Mustang Cobra rims but the front I cannot put the center caps on due to the spacing. I was looking for good spacers that you all have found that wont break or bust under pressure. I have heard horror stories with running cheap spacers. If you have websites/names and even prices please post. I would really like to get these rims mounted by next thursday which is track night. I have no traction with my new mods on these Crapyears.
Wheel size 17 X 9
Offset 26 mm
Bolt pattern 5 lug, 4.5
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Last edited by 04Sonicedge; 09-23-2005 at 10:31 AM.
sounds like his studs are too long right now though, unless I missunderstood...
you highly missunderstood.
he has mustang rims now. there backspacing/offset sucks the rims in side the wheel wells more then a ranger rim. which cause the front dust cap for the hub to not allow the center cap on the wheel to go on. what he need to run a wheel spacer for is to "push" the wheel out of the wheel well more to alow better clearance. but if you start staking more on the lugs you need longer lugs. just because the wheel's offset if great being the acual wheel there the tire is, is in more that doesnt mean where it bolts to the hub the acual part on the lugs is shorter.
I used 7/16" spacer and long seating lug-nuts from Jegs I believe. Thats all the specific info I can really give. Its been such a long time and I dont remember the brands of each. If you search for past posts you should find some links to either these lugs or spacers, they have done me very well so far.
These are what I use. They are hubcentric on both sides, so they self-center on the hub, and the wheel centers on that lip. most spacers fail because the wheels don't center properly on the studs and cause undue stress.
Although its not apparent anywhere on the site, those adapters are manufactured by Eibach.
I put one set on the front to start, but the truck didn't look right with the front wheels spaced out (a common occurance for spindle-lifts, too) so I put a set on the rear as well.
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I waiting on Leo to see what he says about his adapters. I love how his Ranger looked with the Cobra rims on it, stuffed real nice in the wheel wells. Thanks for all the help and I'll let you know what I choose!
I have the packaging in my truck for the type of lugs you need with a 7/16" spacer. Its what i use. I will get pics later and post them. Truck is at my job in storage (just incase storm came here) heh.