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      01-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Wheel Spacers

I have a few questions re spacers....... They may be straight forward but was curious.

I have just fitted 15mm to the front of the car, but added 20mm to the rear some time ago. The stability seems much improved and wondered:

1, Does having spacers on one axle only adversely affect handling?
2, Does the extra span on the axle which is only 40mm max really make that much difference to stability?
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      01-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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      01-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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Sorry - I know this doesnt directly answer your questions, but I thought I should mention.

Insurers see it as a handling modification (what I was told). So I would tell them - if you havent told them - you wont be covered.

Now regardless of whether it improves the handling or not, they will still no doubt want you to part with some extra cash for the pleasure - if they will insure you at all!!

My previous insurers were Hastings Direct - got a fantastic renewal quote, but as I was going to add spacers to mine, I thought that I had better mention it - they wouldnt insure me at all - as it was a "handling modification".

As I wanted to stick with the spacers, it took alot of looking to find an insurer who would cover me at all or without wanting another 300 in some cases - rediculous!
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