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    Can someone enlighten me on the implications of using wheel spacers in Vic? Are they legal?
    What size should I be looking for if Im trying to fit 405 Mi16 alloys to my 306? It would need at least a 10mm spacer (rears only) just by looking at it..

    Has anyone successfuly done this before?

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    You shouldn't need spacers. How big are your rims?? mi16 rims are 15" aren't they, you shouldn't have a prob with mi 16 rims cause its the same offset as the 306.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    You shouldn't need spacers. How big are your rims?? mi16 rims are 15" aren't they, you shouldn't have a prob with mi 16 rims cause its the same offset as the 306.

    are they ?

    i thought they were slightly different but not enough to cause major concern
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    Not quite...

    What I have are 14" Mi16 rims (5 spoke) look like the old "globes" if you're my vintage. The fronts are fine yet the rears sit slightly inward. in fact the inner tyre wall rubs hard against the inner wheel arch.

    I'm lost with this. 2 people told me today to keep away from spacers... illegal in Vic and all that stuff.. "Need to locate the wheel on the centre hub. Can't do that if you space the wheel off the hub thus the only thing holding it centre are the wheel nuts" I suppose I can fabricate a spacer with a new centre hub if absolutely necesary but what stuffing around just for 8-10mm??

    Anyone else tried tihs excersise with an N3?? Maybe the N5's had a slightly diff offset???

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    15" x 6" Mi16 wheel offset is 29mm.

    Most 306's are 18-20mm approx & the extra offset may foul on your brake assy/ inner guards-especially full lock.

    As for wheel spacers, this is from VicRoads website-

    [Spacers between the wheel and hub are not permitted unless provided by the vehicle manufacturer as original equipment.

    Wheel nuts must engage the thread of the wheel stud for at least the same length as the original wheel nut and have the same taper as the mating wheel stud hole.

    The stud pattern of the replacement wheel must be the same as the original. Re-drilling wheels, hubs, drums, discs or axle flanges is not permitted. Wheels with slotted stud holes are not permitted.]


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    I used 15" MI16 wheels on my N5 306 in motorkhanas using 6mm spacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore
    I used 15" MI16 wheels on my N5 306 in motorkhanas using 6mm spacers.

    That's a good start... Does the N5 have the same offset as the N3? One would think so!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugilist
    That's a good start... Does the N5 have the same offset as the N3? One would think so!!
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    Have a look at removing the plastic shroud in the wheel arch. I did this on my wifes 306 after fitting my old Mi16 rims and no more rubbing, even under heavy load. Its still bloody close though, and interestingly only my drivers side rear is a problem. Anyway good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser
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    Have a look at removing the plastic shroud in the wheel arch. I did this on my wifes 306 after fitting my old Mi16 rims and no more rubbing, even under heavy load. Its still bloody close though, and interestingly only my drivers side rear is a problem. Anyway good luck.

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    Were there any i'll-effects from doing this? Therefore more noise, more dirt ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    Were there any i'll-effects from doing this? Therefore more noise, more dirt ect.
    Not that I've noticed as yet. I plan to modify the shroud and put it back on so it covers the fuel pump again. Certainly no increase in noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser
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    Have a look at removing the plastic shroud in the wheel arch. I did this on my wifes 306 after fitting my old Mi16 rims and no more rubbing, even under heavy load. Its still bloody close though, and interestingly only my drivers side rear is a problem. Anyway good luck.

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    Sound's like a simple solution.... I'll try it tomorrow. (that's what I love about this forum!)

    Did you have any prob's with the front wheels?
    Are we talking about the same 5 spoke Mi16 wheels that I have or the later model 8 spoke?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugilist
    Ky
    Sound's like a simple solution.... I'll try it tomorrow. (that's what I love about this forum!)

    Did you have any prob's with the front wheels?
    Are we talking about the same 5 spoke Mi16 wheels that I have or the later model 8 spoke?

    Cheers
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    They are they 15" 5 spoke rims off the later Mi 16. No problem with the front wheels, just the rear drivers side wheel. Give it a go and see what happens, it would be better than spacers at any rate.

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