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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Talking HSV logoed camaro brembos

Just showing off...please don't drool on the paint fellas
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Nice! Did you use anything to protect the decals? Here's mine and so far the sprayed clear enamel has kept mine from getting damaged.
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Painted, applied decals, clear coat on top

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Just showing off...please don't drool on the paint fellas
Nice. Question; are those the 4 piston Brembros? Looks like they just barely clear the main spokes of the front wheels; did you need to use a spacer to get them to clear? I am thinking of upgrading my fronts to Brembros.

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You can see the spacer in the first photo.

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It's a 1/4 spacer, the rears did not need a spacer using the ss sedan rotor

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I would use a hub-centric spacer...

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Thanks for the advice, but when I can make something that's a fraction of the cost work perfectly then I'm going to. And no I don't have a wheel balance issue with my spacers, all u have to do is center it.

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Thanks for the advice, but when I can make something that's a fraction of the cost work perfectly then I'm going to. And no I don't have a wheel balance issue with my spacers, all u have to do is center it.
And that's the problem. Each time, you have to center it. Also, the stress is also being moved from being on the hub (where it's supposed to be) to being on the wheel studs.

A hub-centric spacer will sit on the hub, perfectly, and will also have its hub extended a bit since your wheels mount onto the hub.

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Just something to think about...
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I'm fully aware of how a hub centric spacer works and the merits of such a piece, and if i could have bought one for a reasonable price i would have. However I'm also fully aware that you cannot point to a single time where a stud broke due to a wheel not riding on the hub.

Now please quit with the thread hi jack, there are plenty of other threads that speak to the hub centric vs standard spacer debate.
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Can you tell a big difference in stopping power, braking distance?
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I'm fully aware of how a hub centric spacer works and the merits of such a piece, and if i could have bought one for a reasonable price i would have. However I'm also fully aware that you cannot point to a single time where a stud broke due to a wheel not riding on the hub.

Now please quit with the thread hi jack, there are plenty of other threads that speak to the hub centric vs standard spacer debate.
You're the only person here that brought up a broken stud as a potential failure.

But whatever works for you price-wise. Which I find rather ironic since you spent good money on those rotors, calipers, paint, and install when all of those were adequate prior (OEM brakes). But then decided to forgo on getting the correct spacers. But hey, it's your 4,000lbs car, not mine. If it works for you, I'm happy. Nice HSV decals as well.

@G8GTLVR , do yourself a favor and for peace of mind, avoid the Mickey Mouse universal spacers and get some hub-centric spacers. The peace of mind alone is worth it. Not to mention the reinstall every time you have to dismount and mount the wheel to the car and having to worry about aligning the spacer.
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Lol gxp guys = cobra guys in the Mustang world

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How many turns of the lug nut do you have with the 1/4" spacers? That's getting a little thick without the use of longer studs IMHO.

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How many turns of the lug nut do you have with the 1/4" spacers? That's getting a little thick without the use of longer studs IMHO.

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech...jsp?techid=99&
Factory stud it was only a couple of turns, lug stud 610-490.1 is what I used, had to cut off the ends a bit to allow the lug nut covers to fit

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How many turns of the lug nut do you have with the 1/4" spacers? That's getting a little thick without the use of longer studs IMHO.

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech...jsp?techid=99&
Great info! That's as informational as the following link I posted above on what not to do and what to look out for. Though I'd be concerned about a "couple of turns" (2 turns) since your link clearly mentions a minimum of 6.5 turns depending on the "Size of Bolt or Stud."

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Hopefully changing out studs can be done at a reasonable price...

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Ok, everyone knows that hub centric is better, I'm not arguing the merits of that, but for those of us who for whatever reason choose to run a standard old school wheel spacer, they work, and they work well, as I've proven on my own vehicle. There is a difference between better and required, are hub centric better? Sure. Is my wheel going to vibrate out of my hand if I use standard? No. Again, my car, my decision, and no one is in danger due to my old school wheel spacers

This was simply a thread to show something that I've not seen in the countless brake swap threads I've read through, hsv logos.
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Lolgxp guys = cobra guys in the Mustang world
So you're saying Cobra owners like to modify their cars the safe and correct way? Are the GT drivers the ones who keep crashing and running over people then?
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Lmao yes sure that's exactly what I'm saying

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This was simply a thread to show something that I've not seen in the countless brake swap threads I've read through, hsv logos.
They look great and the fact that you clear coated over them means they should last plenty long. What type of clear coat did you use?

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