I have an '85 vette and have recently purchased a set of 17'' C5 wheels. They came with a 2'' spacer as they were previously mounted on a TransAm. Is a spacer required to mount them on my car and if so what size spacer is required to obtain the correct offset.
Terry i used 1 1/2 inch spacers, yes they are need c\because when turning your front tires will rub. the "correct is a preference issue. I believe that 1 inch would have looked and worked better for me. 2 inch no thank you...Cory
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1. You don't need wheel spacers for aftermarket wheels for your vehicle. Who told you did? There are a large number of wheels that will fit straight onto the vehicle and will clear the brakes no problem.
2. You will need hub centric rings with many wheels so that the wheel fits flush onto the hub mounting . The wheel dealers will provide you with the correct size hub rings when you purchase the wheels. The hub rings snap into the wheel center and are fitted to the back side of the wheel center. What is hub centric ring
3. You need to ensure you use a wheel that is a compatible/suitable offset so that the wheel and tire will not sit too far inside the wheel well so you have sufficient inside clearance as well as sufficient clearance for the brakes. In other words suitable clearance inside and outside. If you are looking at certain wheels that will require a wheel spacer to clear your brakes you are looking at the wrong product and an unsuitable fitment for your Nissan.
can be done with a 4 to 5 wheel spacer or u will have to locate 5 hole hubs and axles that are compatible to ur car call or visit salvage yards and ask what other vehicles[parts] are compatible with the 5 lug set up u want that can be swapped to ur application also some speed shops and a few auto stores carry change over parts
All wheel drive is a misleading name. in reality the engine sends power from the wheels that grip to the wheel that slips.I found this out when I got stuck in my wife's 97 legacy. The differentials are not limited slip and the transfer case has a set up similar to the differentials that sends power to either the front or back. this allows the power to be sent to the wheel that is spinning thus leaving one stranded in a foot of snow that my 78 vette can drive threw like its not there. the vette has a limited slip differential
Could be tire noise, could be rear wheel bearing, differential (if rear wheel driven), or could be something associated with the brake.
Try swapping the tire with another tire. If the noise moves with the tire, it's the tire. If it stays, it's brakes (unlikely for the noise you mention), rear wheel bearing, or rear differential (lack of oil). Will probably need to have a mechanic to identify and repair.
If they're rubbing on the brakes, it's most likely because with your V8 model, the front brakes are larger than those on the V6 model (it's not uncommon to see this, due to the greater power of your engine and higher speeds the car can reach). A spacer really won't help, because it moves the wheel outward, where you need more clearance in the inside diameter of the wheel. You'll need to find larger wheels to fit your car.