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      06-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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weird problem after adding wheel spacer needs help

we'll I just added 20mm spacers to my rear wheels which are 19x8.5 et35 and it looks great but, now when I put it into drive the car will not move. it is all locked up I looked and there is no clearance issuse , it just feels locked.. I literaly lowered it off the jack and it wont move, has this happened to anyone or does anyone know what is causing it and a solution please I need help
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I think the bolts are too long does anyone know the proper length bolt for a 20mm spacer ?
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Around 45mm I think.
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Around 45mm I think.
45mm thread length or total ?
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Bolts seems to be 45mm but one spacer is able to be taken off by hand, could a loose spacer cause this problem
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Are the type of spacers you have the ones that you first bolt down to the hub using the extended bolts and then you bolt the wheel into the spacer?

And what do you mean taken off by hand? As in spin the bolts out?
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^^^Is there something wrong with those types of spacers? I was about to order a pair
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Take the spacers off and see if it's back to normal...............
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Are the type of spacers you have the ones that you first bolt down to the hub using the extended bolts and then you bolt the wheel into the spacer?

And what do you mean taken off by hand? As in spin the bolts out?
they are hubcentric spacers not the bolt on ones, and i mean I was unable to take one off without prying it off with a screw driver but the other came off with out much persuasion using my hand
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Take the spacers off and see if it's back to normal...............
I took them off and everything was back to normal no problems , its very strange . I hope there is a way to make them work tho cause the stance looked 100xs better , Ill post some pics
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they are hubcentric spacers not the bolt on ones, and i mean I was unable to take one off without prying it off with a screw driver but the other came off with out much persuasion using my hand
That's just variation in rust on the hub.

Make sure your extended lugs are not too long. Also, obviously, make sure the e-brake is off lulz.
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Have u tryed taking the hand brake off ano I dunno man
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45mm thread length or total ?
Thread, OEM bolts are about 25mm thread, so 45 should fit with 20mm spacers.
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Is there anything wrong with spacers that you bolt to the hub then bolt the wheel to the spacer?
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That's just variation in rust on the hub.

Make sure your extended lugs are not too long. Also, obviously, make sure the e-brake is off lulz.
LOl the hand brake was off , i think Im gonna get a stud kit that way there is no confusion,also I think I'm not gonna mess with these spacers anymore and get a new set of staggered wheels, SO now this is a FS thread, 20mm spacers with 45mm extended bolts Make me an offer seriously if anyones interesting
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There's nothing wrong with the spacers the bolts are just too long. If you got a stud conversion it would work perfectly.
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There's nothing wrong with the spacers the bolts are just too long. If you got a stud conversion it would work perfectly.
Is there a technical reason why the car locks up when the bolts are to long? is it the differential or a sensor or something do you know?
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Have u tryed taking the hand brake off ano I dunno man
never crossed my mind Ill have to try that



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Is there a technical reason why the car locks up when the bolts are to long? is it the differential or a sensor or something do you know?
The hub is drilled and threaded all the way through the mounting hub, so it may be hitting something on the inside. I don't know for sure.
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There's nothing wrong with the spacers the bolts are just too long. If you got a stud conversion it would work perfectly.
I just hope when i get the stud kit it doesn't just do the same thing. I was hoping someone had the same problem and knew from experience , but I guess It takes more $$$$ dumped into this problem till it works lol
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Is there anything wrong with spacers that you bolt to the hub then bolt the wheel to the spacer?
No, that is actually better than the kind that use extended bolts.
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Can you name some brands that use that mounting method? (bolt into hub and then bolt wheel to spacer)
I've been searching and websites don't tend to specify...
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