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Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 12:04:28 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] Wheel spacers for use with Ronal/Shelby wheels?

KeithG <> writes: >I am just guessing here... Don't the 'Shelbys' had a straight shank (Mag >Style) nut with a washer just below the hex? Yes that isn't how I'd describe it, but that's right. 8-) >You may need to buy a set of lug nuts which are the right thread pitch >then machine them to length so that they tighten down properly. I've thought of simply taking a grinder to the base of each lugnut and shaving off a very small amount (maybe 1 mm or so). I'm not sure if grinding the metal would affect the integrity of the nuts though - it'd be like heat-treating the ends which might make the metal in the shank section weakened. Anyone with metalurgical knowledge able to shed any light on this? > I would NOT use a spacer if I could avoid >it. You have a set of rims which are dimensionally correct and do not >rub on your car when the wheel mount flange is against the rotor face. I >know I went through this with a friend that had an older set of Saab >rims a couple years ago. I think we found something at Jegs, IIRC. By >the way, 114.3mm is exactly 4.5in... Determine the stud diameter and >pitch (12mm x 1.25mm?) and desired shank depth and see what Jegs and >Summitt have. I am not keen on spacers either, but at the same time I'm not keen on taking grinding, etc. tools to the lugnuts which would alter the bonding between the metal atoms due to the excessive heating of grinding off the metal. That's why I've asked the question since I'm not sure which is the better way to go. I'm tempted to try the grinding route but would prefer to find lugnuts which a slightly shorter shank to try out first. Regards, Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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