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    rim question

    will 17x7.5 e.t. 38 rims fit on a stock suspension 85 svo?

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    thinking about getting these
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/17X7-5-STR60...84092f&vxp=mtr

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    nobody knows????

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    it'll be close, but without having actually touched the wheel, it will be hard to make a guess.
    also, the svo has a very large center spindal, this nearly always complicates aftermarket wheels.
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    Nice looking wheel! Doing a quick AutoCAD sketch comparison to my TSW wheels shows it will fit from an offset standpoint, no problems there. For specifics, it will stick ~7/16" further outboard and ~1/16" further inboard than the stock SVO rim. As Eric mentioned, the area that may give you issues is the hub diameter and how far the front spindle sticks out from the mounting surface. From the pictures, it looks like you may not be able to use the supplied center cap because of the front spindles/bearing cap. You may need to come up with a custom/home made solution for that, as I had to do with my TSW's. Good luck.
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    svono50 thank you, what is the center hub size anyway on an svo? I know the bore on these wheels is 73.1
    Last edited by prossi; 06-15-2015 at 04:37 PM.

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    No problem. I will have to go back and see if I have that recorded down anywhere on the hub size. I know my TSW's had a hub-centric adapter ring that worked out of the box, so I never measured it that I can remember.
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    I believe they are 70.3mm
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    What did you do for custom center caps on your TSW's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolBoy View Post
    I believe they are 70.3mm
    And in inches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    What did you do for custom center caps on your TSW's?
    I made up a custom spacer, modified the TSW snap ring, stuck it together with 3M VHB tape and stuck the TSW plate onto the spacer. Here is a link to pics in my project thread:

    http://www.svoca.com/forum/showthrea...l=1#post264884

    Actually it was pretty simple to put together, but having some friends in our machine shop at work helped just a bit. I can provide a print of the spacer if you would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svono50 View Post
    ...having some friends in our machine shop at work helped just a bit. ...
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    Looks like the inside of my spring spacer! I am surprised they stay together with just tape. Being polished aluminum made it easier to match the wheel. I am trying to find paint to match the silver on my 05 Bullet wheels.
    Last edited by Bruce; 05-02-2016 at 06:44 AM.
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    Tell me about it Doug, they have saved me a few times already and for the price of a couple lunches.

    Bruce, they stay put pretty well, the plastic clip hooks seem to be strong enough. The fact that they are close to the center of the wheel, there isn't much inertia going on and the VHB tape is virtually impossible to remove once fully cured. VHB tape is used to hold semi-trailer panels on, large road sign panel, etc, so the stuff is pretty amazing. I am playing with some 2-part epoxy at work for an upcoming product and we are seeing 1000 pounds per square inch of shear strength with the stuff. Adhesives have come a long, long way in the past 10 years or so.

    In any case, I dug up the print for the spacer, see attached.

    Puck - Offset_TSW.PDF
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