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TheWrightAudi.
11-06-2008, 10:28 PM
what do you guys think of these...
http://cgi.ebay.ca/TWO-SPACER-ADAPTER-ADJUST-WHEELS-OFFSET-AUDI-TT-QUATTRO_W0QQitemZ370108989627QQcmdZViewItem?hash=i tem370108989627&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318

v1nyd
11-06-2008, 10:33 PM
ECS spacer/extended lug bolt combo if you want quality for a decent price.

Edit: those are effing wide dude, make sure your fenders are rolled enough if your droped

TheWrightAudi.
11-06-2008, 10:47 PM
thanks im going with 20mm ecs combo.

oldblu
11-06-2008, 10:51 PM
can someone further comment on the ebay ones though. I'd consider them.

A4Rob
11-06-2008, 11:32 PM
can someone further comment on the ebay ones though. I'd consider them.

Holy Shit please don't. They are made in China with the cheapest materials possible. PM me if you want any size spacer/offset/bolt pattern made. The last thing you want is to spend your money on a cheap part made from China that will jeopardize your safety. Ebay has many cast aluminum spacers that I would not run on a car that goes above 30MPH. Even their "machined aluminum" are sketch.

My wide spacers will be for sale soon. H&R 20mm and a custom 30mm.

EDIT: What "machinist" would CNC spacers???? WTF?

"This listing is for a set of 2 hubcentric machined aluminium wheel Spacers/Adapters. 6061 Billet aluminium, CNC machined"

Its called a Lathe and drill press.

manufan
11-07-2008, 04:50 AM
Its called a Lathe and drill press.

What are you suggesting here, that you make spacers on a lathe and drill press?

zrowcool
11-07-2008, 04:59 AM
yeah almost all spacers are made on a drill press and lathe. the cost of the CNC machine alone would offset any money you make on the spacers. Its possible to CNC a spacer but definitely not cost effective or common.

manufan
11-07-2008, 05:15 AM
I would think that to get the spacer as parallel as possible, it would be tough to do on a lathe.

ghost6303
11-07-2008, 06:59 AM
*NEW* PAIR 31mm (1.25") WHEEL SPACERS

< directly at looked when you blind can LED HYPER-BRIGHT 5mm small bright very>

gotta love china [up]

keeganhartman
11-07-2008, 07:56 AM
What is that supposed to say?

TheWrightAudi.
11-07-2008, 05:43 PM
haha! buck choy!

A4Rob
11-07-2008, 07:47 PM
What are you suggesting here, that you make spacers on a lathe and drill press?

Yes my friend does in his garage

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/a4robm/SSPX0276.jpg

pzp107
11-08-2008, 08:52 AM
those spacers are fine, there is nothing compelx about machining a spacer. Save yoruself the money and go with them. I went with ebay spacers a wehile ago and had no issues at all and paid half of ecs and h&R prices.

manufan
11-08-2008, 10:33 AM
The complexity is being sure that they're absolutely parallel in their thickness. Otherwise you'll have a horrible wobble.

TheWrightAudi.
11-08-2008, 12:48 PM
yea but how could you F that up if your using a lathe???

A4Rob
11-08-2008, 01:25 PM
yea but how could you F that up if your using a lathe???


lol exactly.


Another note on ebay spacers. You get what you pay for. I have personally seen some "CNC aluminum" spacers purchased off ebay and they look 100% cast. That's not something I really want to see in a very important moving piece of the car.

pzp107
11-08-2008, 05:24 PM
It is very easy to make the spacer parallel on the lathe or a cnc machine. I ordered from that specific seller and they were machined not cast. I have never seen a cast spacer yet from anywhere. They are always billet aluminum or steel. You will be fine save yourself the money.............

A4Rob
11-08-2008, 08:19 PM
IMO not something I will gamble my safety on

manufan
11-08-2008, 08:39 PM
yea but how could you F that up if your using a lathe???

Are you a machinist?

A4Rob
11-08-2008, 09:14 PM
Are you a machinist?

Are you? If everything is set up correctly it would be pretty hard to screw up.

manufan
11-08-2008, 09:21 PM
No. I'm a Tool and Die Maker with 15 years experience.

TheWrightAudi.
11-09-2008, 12:09 AM
Are you a machinist?

nope but im very skilled when it comes to using the lathe. have one at home. [up]
im sure i could make a set if i had the time..

kovalevandrew
11-09-2008, 03:07 AM
Does it really matter how they're made... No... As long as they're not made out of crap material. Right...? I am however a firm believer that buying a banded product will give you some reassurance in quality... After all, it's the companys name on the line if something goes wrong and you end up sueing them for damages.