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Decided to start my build with some brand new pictures with my Volta Rays TE37 wheels on. I'll post up all my old build photos from Geometroforum and Teamswift when I get a chance.

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More pictures of the wheel setup including spacers, volt rays dura lug nuts, and volt rays valve stem (gunmetal).

Blox Sport 60.1 to 73.1 5 mm wheel spacers with a custom bevel and an addiional two holes drilled in a 10x114.3 to go on our 4x114.3.
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ARP Wheel Stud 100-7708 12x1.5 mm x 63.5 mm cut to 54 mm
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The ARP wheel studs have a great knurl diameter (12.509 mm) to fit our 12.38 mm diameter holes width ( you can use a 1/2" drill bit perfectly). It also has a great knurl length of 8 mm with a 1 mm space under the head to fit our 9.5 mm hub thickness.
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These our the 12 x 1.25 mm ones I returned.
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The wheels are 15 x 6.5 4x114.3 45 offset with 195 R50 BF Goodridge G Force Sport Comp 2 tires on them at 10 lbs a piece.
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Gasp. Those wheels...

Where's my "drool" smiley!

If those weren't so crazy expensive, that's what my car would be riding on!
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Teeth wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:39 pm Gasp. Those wheels...

Where's my "drool" smiley!

If those weren't so crazy expensive, that's what my car would be riding on!
Thanks. I got them for a good price. After all the work I am going to have to move them out a little bit more. I will have to go with a 7 mm or 10 mm spacer same company. I'm rubbing I'm pretty sure on the inside when I'm putting lateral force on hard cornering. 10 mm will bring me down to 35 mm offset and restore my scrub radius to how it was before. The exact offset on the wheels is 43.6 ish mm giving me a 33.6 offset. The tires grip like crazy going around a corner, but I do think I can notice the difference on a straight away where I think the scrub radius is probably close to being 0. Will I won't settle for the rub and don't want to waste money moving it 2 mm. I will have to measure how much 5 mm will put them out. If I'm lucky they won't be noticeable. With the H&R sport springs I don't think I'm going to rub on the fenders above.
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It's a hard suggestion to make to someone that is rocking some wheels like that, but there's really nothing wrong with the cheapo aluminum wheel spacers. They aren't as pretty I suppose, but it's not like you can see them when the wheels are on--$20 and problem fixed...

Also, if you didn't know already, the track is different front and rear anyway, so there's no reason to space out the rear wheels other than how it looks (and IMO 10mm is not a huge difference visually) and you'll get more neutral or rear-biased handling if you don't.
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Teeth wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:26 pm It's a hard suggestion to make to someone that is rocking some wheels like that, but there's really nothing wrong with the cheapo aluminum wheel spacers. They aren't as pretty I suppose, but it's not like you can see them when the wheels are on--$20 and problem fixed...

Also, if you didn't know already, the track is different front and rear anyway, so there's no reason to space out the rear wheels other than how it looks (and IMO 10mm is not a huge difference visually) and you'll get more neutral or rear-biased handling if you don't.
It is not rubbing from wheel turn but body flex/wheel movement up and down only in the rear. The spacing on the inside was pretty tight between tire and inside well. The front spacer would be fore getting less neutral or rear-biased handling and the rear to remove the rub. I'll spend the money to buy the hub centric ones. I noticed a much smoother rider at over 85 mph. However, It is hard to say if it is from the new wheel/tires and or the hubcentric spacers or combinations of them. Either way I don't think I could settle at this point. I figured the track was probably different, but never measured it. Thank you for the advice.
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Some more images of things done in the past:

It came with this HID lights
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and it came with this (rear air bags)
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I bought these and restored them
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Exhaust changes and pictures of Turbine Tech Aluminum brace:

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I really need to buy some real welding equipment, but it is solid.
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The flange in the front will eventually go and connect in with a 2 1/2" down pipe for the turbo.
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