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alfa duk

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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2012, 10:09:00 PM »
 Well after all that, i am in the process of getting these hub centering spacers. I note what you say scott and got the spacers machined to fit tight or at least closer than the standard hub to wheel arrangement. I will report on the vibration issue after testing in the new year. It was an interesting observation from MD about the wheel track being wider at the front being better for handling. My opinion is that the gtv6 is a natural understeerer, by increasing the rear track and introducing oversteer it balances the car. Do we need to create a new post? Duk
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2013, 10:13:57 PM »
 This is what i had made up. 15mm front 25mm rear to suit 6inch wheel with a 18mm offset. Rear spacer has a step in the hub hole to add some strength as the spacer wall is 4 to 5mm thick on the section that centres the wheel. Front is not thick enough to do the same. Makes the car look like its been on steroids.
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2013, 12:52:18 AM »
Do you have a photo of the car with the spacers fitted?
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2013, 01:25:06 PM »
 Will do when it comes back from some surgery.
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2013, 09:42:15 PM »
Finally got her back and dry weather to take the shots
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2013, 09:43:37 PM »
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2013, 12:32:55 PM »
Hi Duk, just saw this post, I have been laying low for some months.. do you have any wheel clearance issues with the rear under squat? and I guess depending on the castor angle, you'd have turn in clearance issues with such a wheel offset? certainly a broad stance.. I noticed no one piped up about the front to rear track discussion on oversteer/understeer.. I personally would have thought a wider front and narrower rear will induce oversteer..

sorry to restart an old post..
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Re: Wheel spacers
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2013, 10:26:34 PM »
 Hi Midda, Rear guards need to have the lips rolled and not sure about turn in clearance with group s cars as they are restricted to 2 degrees camber. I run another alfetta with the same wheels but with 4.5 degrees camber and it just touches the firewall. I never ran that car  in the pictures with the spacers as it was sold before i could test.  If you are not familiar with group s rules, the wheels are a 14x6 and use 60 series rubber. Different types of rubber albeit the same specification are different in dimension. My findings are using the Bridgestone re55s. In regard to the front to rear track, check out MDs comments within this topic, He has a better explanation of the science than i am able to give.
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84 gtv6 andalusia
80 gtv group s