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VR46-G@Z

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 FF
5mm without a centre spigot

Any more than that and there's not enough for the wheel to sit against
What about the hubcentrics where they bolt to the hub and wheel bolts to spacer, so 8 bolts in total... What's the minimum thickness of those? Cheers.
 
Well if you're not gonna talk to me then don't expect any nudes mate 😂

What about the hubcentrics where they bolt to the hub and wheel bolts to spacer, so 8 bolts in total... What's the minimum thickness of those? Cheers.
Don't bother with bolt to hub, wouldn't trust them at all. I had H&R ones on my dCi. They had split in 3 places, 4 of the inserts that the bolts go into had come loose, the wheel bolts were too long and there were no reliefs for them to go into so as I was tightening them it was essentially pushing the wheel away at the same time and the bolts that bolt them to the hub rounded off like they were made from chineseium. They're garbage
 

VR46-G@Z

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 FF
Well if you're not gonna talk to me then don't expect any nudes mate 😂


Don't bother with bolt to hub, wouldn't trust them at all. I had H&R ones on my dCi. They had split in 3 places, 4 of the inserts that the bolts go into had come loose, the wheel bolts were too long and there were no reliefs for them to go into so as I was tightening them it was essentially pushing the wheel away at the same time and the bolts that bolt them to the hub rounded off like they were made from chineseium. They're garbage
Jeez that doesn't sound good!! Surely Eibach ones wouldn't be bad would they? I thought the best way from my very little knowledge of spacers would be to have bolt to hub and then threads with nuts coming from the spacers.... Surely that would be the best solution wouldn't it?!
 

VR46-G@Z

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 FF
The spigot doesn't bear any load anyway.....
Sorry I meant for when fitting the wheels and lowering the jack to torque the bolts/nuts, the idea of the wheel not having any hub/spigot and being centered doesn't sound good to me...
 
Jeez that doesn't sound good!! Surely Eibach ones wouldn't be bad would they? I thought the best way from my very little knowledge of spacers would be to have bolt to hub and then threads with nuts coming from the spacers.... Surely that would be the best solution wouldn't it?!
I only trust studs and spacers with holes in

Another thing I hated about the bolt to hub type was the fact that I couldn't check if they were tight without taking the wheel off!
 

-Jamie-

ClioSport Club Member
Well if you're not gonna talk to me then don't expect any nudes mate


Don't bother with bolt to hub, wouldn't trust them at all. I had H&R ones on my dCi. They had split in 3 places, 4 of the inserts that the bolts go into had come loose, the wheel bolts were too long and there were no reliefs for them to go into so as I was tightening them it was essentially pushing the wheel away at the same time and the bolts that bolt them to the hub rounded off like they were made from chineseium. They're garbage


Ffs, ok let's talk.
 

VR46-G@Z

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 FF
So o o o, I still haven't got any further on spacers, what's a good looking option for a cup packed 182 on standard wheels and eibach sportline springs?!
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
How many of you guys running spacers and coilovers are getting scrubbing or have had to cut/bend/remove bumper brackets to allow clearance?
I want to run a lower ride height with spacers but cant be doing with scrubbing on lock or hacking up the car/wheel arch liners.
 
How many of you guys running spacers and coilovers are getting scrubbing or have had to cut/bend/remove bumper brackets to allow clearance?
I want to run a lower ride height with spacers but cant be doing with scrubbing on lock or hacking up the car/wheel arch liners.
Mine scrubs on 16mm spacers and ET40 Rota Slipstreams with 195/50/15 PS3's. Not enough to hit the bracket but enough to rub the arch liner on full lock
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
I run ET43 2118s and 195/50/15 tyres with 20mm front spacers and 10mm rear axle spacers. I did have to hammer the front bracket for the bumper ever so slightly, but the bumper still fits perfectly as OEM.

Zero scrubbing now and i'm lower than @YorkshireKyle

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frayz

ClioSport Club Member
I run ET43 2118s and 195/50/15 tyres with 20mm front spacers and 10mm rear axle spacers. I did have to hammer the front bracket for the bumper ever so slightly, but the bumper still fits perfectly as OEM.

Zero scrubbing now and i'm lower than @YorkshireKyle

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Got a pic at all of how much you have had to bend the bracket?
I assume you don't have any arch liners or are they melted away by the tyre there Louis?
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
Got a pic at all of how much you have had to bend the bracket?
I assume you don't have any arch liners or are they melted away by the tyre there Louis?
No, I dont have a photo i'm afraid, it wasn't a lot.

I run arch liners both sides, It has worn ever so slightly where tyres have scrubbed in big potholes etc but i've run them for 2 years.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
No, I dont have a photo i'm afraid, it wasn't a lot.

I run arch liners both sides, It has worn ever so slightly where tyres have scrubbed in big potholes etc but i've run them for 2 years.
Thanks for the feedback Louis, if you get a chance to grab a pic at some time convenient, id appreciate it :)
 

leeds2592

ClioSport Club Member
  Bean 182
Thanks for the feedback Louis, if you get a chance to grab a pic at some time convenient, id appreciate it :)
Just hit it with a hammer to bend it until it doesn't catch. I'm pretty sure most Clio owners have had to do it when lowering. It's really not rocket science 😂
 

imprezaworks

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk5 Golf GTI :)
Bumper bracket, metal thing.

Yours will probably have been done already

 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Just hit it with a hammer to bend it until it doesn't catch. I'm pretty sure most Clio owners have had to do it when lowering. It's really not rocket science 😂
Lmao. Well I’m so glad you’re here to clear that up for me else I’d be in trouble.

It’s not the science of it. I just don’t want to butcher (bend/cut/hit with blunt instrument) my car unlike others do, so I’m asking in advance.

People post their cars low with aggressive fitment but how many tell you it’s been cut to fit, or that it scrubs or you can no longer use full lock with more than 1 person in the car? 🤦🏽‍♂️
 

leeds2592

ClioSport Club Member
  Bean 182
Lmao. Well I’m so glad you’re here to clear that up for me else I’d be in trouble.

It’s not the science of it. I just don’t want to butcher (bend/cut/hit with blunt instrument) my car unlike others do, so I’m asking in advance.

People post their cars low with aggressive fitment but how many tell you it’s been cut to fit, or that it scrubs or you can no longer use full lock with more than 1 person in the car? 🤦🏽‍♂️
It's literally a piece of metal you're bending slightly out of the way that you can't even see, you're not cutting half the car apart to fit a set of wheels!
 


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