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Tempest XE S
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Spacers opinions and advice

Post by Tempest XE S » Fri May 15, 2020 4:32 pm

Hi gents,

For some time I've been considering spacers to really bring out the 20" propellers and was looking for some general opinions and advice.

Firstly, I've done a fair bit of searching on here and 20mm at the rear and 15mm at the front seems to be the optimum. I've not seen many issues reported on rubbing either which is good, unless anyone that has tried this can tell me otherwise?

Secondly, are there any pitfalls with doing this myself with very basic knowledge? Obviously you're just bolting something on that the wheel will bolt to in the same way, but, as this is introducing another element between the wheel and the car, should these be gunned on as a safety measure?

Finally, are there any that should be preferred or avoided? Hub centric sounds like the logical and safest choice from what I've seen.

Any help would be appreciated.
Jaguar XE-S / 3.0L Supercharged V6 335 BHP / Tempest Grey / 20" Propeller alloys / Black Pack

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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by iBaa » Fri May 15, 2020 9:13 pm

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Hi,

That is the set up I have fitted to my XE. I did get the occasional rubbing on the rear when carrying 4 in the car when I had the P Zero tyres fitted, I have now swapped to Continental and this seams to have sorted the problem as the ramp angle at the edge of the tyre slightly less.

The front spacers require the locating threadless section of the wheel studs to be trimmed back otherwise they fowl the inside of the alloy.

No other issues to report.
2015 R-Sport 200+PS, Polaris White, 20” Propellors, Red calipers, Jet/Red seats, Black Pack, Privacy Glass, Parking Pack, Carbon trim, Meridian Audio & Alpine 8" Active Sub

Tempest XE S
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by Tempest XE S » Fri May 15, 2020 11:04 pm

Thanks for the reply, I think yours was one of the ones I looked at when I was running through my options so good to have your input.

That’s what I was worried about, I don’t really want to get involved with cutting anything away so might have to get an indy to lend a hand.

Is there a particular measure you look for on a tyre to know that it won’t rub or was it just trial and error on the shape. Pouring down here so I’ll check what I’m running in the morning. Can’t remember what tyre mines on but I remember thinking they’re on the cheaper side as it’s the set I bought the car with, looking to get the most out of the tread before upgrading at the next MOT.
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by Vespa » Sat May 16, 2020 7:45 am

Don't forget the insurance needs notifying of any mods.
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by 147daytona » Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 am

Not in the right place for this I know but I have a pair of 15mm and a pair of 20mm Direnza hub-centric spacers sitting in my garage if you're interested. The 15's where fitted to my previous 240 with 19" wheels and are in excellent condition, the 20's are unused.
These cost £65/pair new so would like £80 for both pairs combined. Let me know if you're interested.
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by Tempest XE S » Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 am

Vespa wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 7:45 am
Don't forget the insurance needs notifying of any mods.
No worries, I’m yet to have a car that I haven’t tweaked slightly (despite previous ones being mostly cosmetic) so I’m up to date on the protocol.

Normally it’s a minimal uplift on the monthlies.
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by Tempest XE S » Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 am

147daytona wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 am
Not in the right place for this I know but I have a pair of 15mm and a pair of 20mm Direnza hub-centric spacers sitting in my garage if you're interested. The 15's where fitted to my previous 240 with 19" wheels and are in excellent condition, the 20's are unused.
These cost £65/pair new so would like £80 for both pairs combined. Let me know if you're interested.
PM’d
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by iBaa » Sat May 16, 2020 12:11 pm

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It was more by luck than research. Sport contact 5p sit nicely in the arch 👍
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Post by Tempest XE S » Sat May 16, 2020 6:22 pm

Looks excellent, thanks
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Re: Spacers opinions and advice

Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Thu May 21, 2020 9:58 pm

Hi.
If anyone does have any issue with insurance for wheel spacers then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.

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