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Old 10-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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As I said, this is a TEMPORARY solution to get me through maybe 2 months until my new wheels arrive. I am going with a worldwide-reputable machine shop based about 30mins away from me, and I modeled these to EXACTLY the right hub bore and bolt pattern for the focus ONLY.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:15 AM   #12
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Are you saying that with the correct hub bore there will be less strain on bearings? Iv been wanting spacers mainly for the look , do they offer improved handling? Also , would 25 mm be noticable visually? What are they actually intended for?

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25mm is almost one inch so yes that should result in some visual changes. Do they improve handling? That's questionable, they increase track width which can be helpful but they can also change the suspension geometry (steering may become heavier etc.). Moving things outward does change the loading on the bearings and it doesn't take much of a change in distance to do so. Car engineers try to evenly disperse the weight of each corner of the car across the bearing (as vertical of a load as possible on the bearing). Moving that wheel outward without moving the position of the bearing changes how the load will now be distributed across the bearing. This can cause the bearing to heat up which can lead to premature wear or eventual self destruction.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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I'm not saying that having the correct bore is going to help with bearing wear, it's just that it will be more planted than the ones that are chocked full of holes everywhere to be "universal."

I want either 15mm or 20mm. If your'e only going with 20 or 25, I could be interested in 20's.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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I'm probably going to go with 20mm if I do it. But like I said, I'd need to make about 16+ spacers for it to be worth the cost.....so I'm looking at getting (4) for myself....so I need enough people interested to cover making 12 more...
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Why does everything have to be CNC nowadays?
Just seems to me that it'd be easier to make these the old fashioned way, more cost effective too.
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Why does everything have to be CNC nowadays?
Just seems to me that it'd be easier to make these the old fashioned way, more cost effective too.
Load 3D model, create program, load part, hit go, swap parts, rinse and repeat. I think CNC is much more time (and therefore cost) efficient.
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Complicated parts, yes.
Something simple like this, I just don't think so. But also depends on the materials you have at your disposal. If you have some big AL round bar, cut to rough size, mill flat, drill holes, done. If all you have is square stock, I can see CNC being quicker.
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