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Old 06-18-06, 08:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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They will put added stress on the wheel studs. Unless you have them braised onto the wheels and then it's just changing the offset of the wheels. There is an Idea if you still wanna use the RSX wheels, have the spacers braised onto the wheels.


BTW, braising for aluminum is the same as welding for steel.
Ah ok, adding spacers basically changes where the load of the car is on the wheel studs, taking it from closer to the hub to more of the middle of the stud making it easier to break a stud?
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Ah ok, adding spacers basically changes where the load of the car is on the wheel studs, taking it from closer to the hub to more of the middle of the stud making it easier to break a stud?
Correct. This is especially true on any Honda vehicle because the weight of the vehicle is not supported by the studs. It is supported by the hub ring in the center. Now when you add spacers to the combination you will lose that center ring because the spacer will not have it. SO basically you will not only be putting all the load on the studs but you will also be moving it out 1/2" or more.
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Correct. This is especially true on any Honda vehicle because the weight of the vehicle is not supported by the studs. It is supported by the hub ring in the center. Now when you add spacers to the combination you will lose that center ring because the spacer will not have it. SO basically you will not only be putting all the load on the studs but you will also be moving it out 1/2" or more.

And then you'll watch your wheel studs break off one by one.
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And then you'll watch your wheel studs break off one by one.
And then the wheel beating you down the road as you skid to a stop.
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The unfortunate part is that what I said above is from personal experience.
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The unfortunate part is that what I said above is from personal experience.
Same here and I have a pic of it:


And here is the end result:
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The unfortunate part is that what I said above is from personal experience.

What did you do to solve this problem?
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What did you do to solve this problem?
Replace the broken wheel studs....


Actually, I looked into the possibility of buying a longer wheel stud kit which is about $120, plus labor to get it installed. Scraping that idea because itís not cost effective to me I'm currently solving the problem by selling my wheels and finding new ones. So who wants to buy some RSX wheels?
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Damn, so your saying that I should look into getting different wheels then? I'm going to look at the brake calipers first to see what type of clearance I have, and what I might be able to modify.
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Well, me and my buddy(building a 54 Belair right now and getting ready to convert my old Z34 to rwd) are going to get together here in a few weeks to see what we can do about the calipers.
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Well, me and my buddy(building a 54 Belair right now and getting ready to convert my old Z34 to rwd) are going to get together here in a few weeks to see what we can do about the calipers.
Your best bet would be to leave the brakes alone and work on the wheels. Either add material to the backside of the wheel or braise the spacers to the wheels.
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Personally, I wouldn't braize material to the wheels, as it's only 1/3 as strong as a weld. I would just have it all welded together if I go that route.
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I'm thinking about buying some RSX Wheels but Don't want to run into any problems like this one. So Will RSX Wheels fit without any other modifications besides boring them out?
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which rsx wheels are these, the 16" or the 17" A-spec ones?
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Two words!

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