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    Hi Guys

    What does it mean when wheel spacers don't come with a nose??

    Am in the process of buying a pair the seller keeps telling me the above.


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    When you put the wheel on the hub there's a small lip it sits on, with a spacer you lose this lip so the lip is built into the spacer, called hubcentric.
    I wouldn't fit a spacer without one or it will take all the weight on the wheel bolts.
     
     

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    ^this, you want hubcentric ones. How thick are the spacers? If they're small the wheel may still sit on the hub.
     
     

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    its a 10mm Spacer..

    so ideally you need a nose on a spacer right?


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    I wouldn't use a spacer that thick that wasn't hubcentric. I can't find any 10mm that are, but found some 12mm's with extended bolts..

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-E46-HU...item43a4fc72c6
     
     

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    thanks Mate...Funny enough am buying my spacers off the same seller. I'll message him and see if he has a 10mm with hubcentric..


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    he said

    dont make the 10mm with nose as the spigot on the hub is 12mm.
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    Manufacturers like H&R have a lip on their 10mm spacers, the seller for yours says the existing is 12mm but he doesn't say that the wheel usually has a slight chamfer to fit over the lip, you'll lose the 2mm in this chamfer

    http://www.trakplus.com/ shows the 10mm hubcentric ones
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn D. View Post
    Manufacturers like H&R have a lip on their 10mm spacers, the seller for yours says the existing is 12mm but he doesn't say that the wheel usually has a slight chamfer to fit over the lip, you'll lose the 2mm in this chamfer

    http://www.trakplus.com/ shows the 10mm hubcentric ones
    Interesting.So its not in my interest to buy them without a nose? Am going to have a dig around and see if I can find any UK companys selling them


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    all i can picture here is that image of the car in the video somebody posted recently where the bolts failed in a drag strip start and ripped the wheel off the car under power.
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