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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by Conan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:35 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
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The interesting thing about these Spacers over Eibach ones I have had in the past on both RX-8's is that AdamGaltress who fitted them for me didn't have to cut the Studs down to fit, as they fitted perfectly :shock: :thumleft:
I think Nigel is talking about fitting these spacers to his GT86 in case that's not clear to everyone.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks Pete for pointing this out and have Edited my post to include the word GT86 :!:
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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by bc-49 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:39 am

Aston recently made a video about the recesses on the OEM wheels:



In short, rims without the recesses have approx. 3mm of space, those with have approx. 10mm.


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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by feedthegoatxi » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:23 pm

I've checked the recesses on my 40th alloys and they're approx 3mm, I'm going to go for the 15mm spacers even though it will involve cutting

thanks for all the info everyone, I'll post a pic when I get them fitted, can't wait

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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by SeeJay » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:58 pm

Bear in mind if you do cut the original studs down,you run the risk of leaving them too short to safely keep the wheel nuts tight,should you decide to remove the spacers ;)

Spin Doctor Phil Bate,posted a calculation on the necessary thread lengths,for both ally and steel nuts,but I can't dig it up right now :(

He did however,post this on a Spacer thread in the DIY section:
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I cut the studs on mine initially - easily done with a bi-metal bladed hacksaw if you don't want to mess around with a grinder - but this caused a problem later when I removed the spacers to fit after-market wheels as the studs were then too short to offer enough thread through the thicker wheel centre.

Replacing the studs is easy enough on the front but meant removing the stub shafts on the rear and consequently replacing the rear wheel bearings. For me this was delightful as I enjoy that kind of thing, but it does mean a fair bit of work including removing the rear knuckles (and tackling the usually-seized tow-control arm), and having access to a hydraulic press. You can share the pain joy here if you wish! viewtopic.php?p=953415#p953415

If I ever did it again I would be more inclined to recess the wheel instead of cutting the studs, given the work it takes to reverse it.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:12 pm

Just to add something else that some of you haven't quite grasp the beauty of Direnza Spacers is you can buy ones that are pacific to the car they are going on, so should fit your car without having to cut the Studs down to size =D>

This was one of the many reasons why Jay Murray (JR Motors) recommended them to me over having Eibachs :!: :!:

Hence why the ones I bought fitted the GT86 perfectly without cutting the Studs which also means they can be taken back off the car when you want to return the car back to stock :thumleft:
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Post by Rotary Potato » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:15 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
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... that are pacific to the car ...
I sea.

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:21 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Just to add something else that some of you haven't quite grasp the beauty of Direnza Spacers is you can buy ones that are pacific to the car they are going on, so should fit your car without having to cut the Studs down to size =D>

This was one of the many reasons why Jay Murray (JR Motors) recommended them to me over having Eibachs :!: :!:

Hence why the ones I bought fitted the GT86 perfectly without cutting the Studs which also means they can be taken back off the car when you want to return the car back to stock :thumleft:
They must have magical properties then Nigel as a 20mm space regardless of make would leave the same amount of original stud proud of the wheel mating face so the the interference problem still remains if the wheels involved have shallow recesses.
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Post by wiggles » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm

They do come in several bore sizes which is good though
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Post by untakenname » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:43 am

Noticed a Direnza hub adaptor warning doing the rounds on facebook this morning


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Post by 13Black » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:55 am

As a machinist myself, I've gotta say that making them THAT far out of spec has to be a one-off. Something has to go very wrong for them to be that bad - typically just chucking something in the lathe (even a cheapy chuck) you'll get it within 0.15mm runout.

If they were all that bad, everyone's car would have shaken itself to bits before you got to the end of the road.

Surprised that something this obvious went unnoticed, but I suppose big companies can only QC a percentage of their batches.
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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by Juey » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:18 am

20mm spacers on anniversary rims, also on eibach springs, modest 15-20mm drop.
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Post by Delanor » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 am

Direnza spacers have a good spec` on paper with all the right materials, when fitting 20mm spacers to my 40th Anniversary the studs needed shortening.

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Post by AndyBrad » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:08 am

so will you need to shorten the studs with r3 alloys?

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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by SeeJay » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:47 pm

AndyBrad wrote:
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so will you need to shorten the studs with r3 alloys?
As I mentioned above,when I had 20mm spacers on my R3,with the original wheels,the studs didn't need cutting down..
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Post by Goobie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:54 pm

20mm all round on my R3 to, no cutting etc, fit and forget, although mine are Eibach.

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Post by AndyBrad » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:57 pm

SeeJay wrote:
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so will you need to shorten the studs with r3 alloys?
As I mentioned above,when I had 20mm spacers on my R3,with the original wheels,the studs didn't need cutting down..
why did you take them off?

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Post by SeeJay » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Also,as I said earlier :roll: - do you not bother reading a thread from the beginning? - I fitted aftermarket wheels which were wider,with a lower offset,which gave the equivalent effect of 20mm spacers..
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:24 pm

Well I am very happy with the Direnza Black Edition 25mm Spacers that I have on my car =D> =D> =D> =D>

I just couldn't justify the price of Eibach's anymore so looked for other makes on the market and then asked for some advice from my friend Jay aka jrmurray1108 :thumleft:

I took his advice as he had used Direnza on a few of his cars before 8)
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Post by AndyBrad » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:46 pm

SeeJay wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Also,as I said earlier :roll: - do you not bother reading a thread from the beginning? - I fitted aftermarket wheels which were wider,with a lower offset,which gave the equivalent effect of 20mm spacers..
aye sorry my bad. :oops: [-o<

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Post by PeteH » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:06 pm

Don't worry Andy, no question is a daft question, and SeeJay was just offering helpful advice. And you have my permission to shout at Nick as well, he usually deserves it... ;) :lol:
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Post by AndyBrad » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:50 am

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Re: direnza spacers...

Post by xamtex » Thu May 17, 2018 4:30 pm

pz rim faces are flat so studs need trimming

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