240 spacers and standard wheels

Old 05-13-2019, 05:24 AM
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Default 240 spacers and standard wheels

Hey guys.

Iím looking to provide a little more presence to the wagon.

I understand the standard track is 70mm narrower in the rear than the front. This is something Iíd like to fix. (Im not super concerned about inducing more understeer and I wonít be fitting snow chains)

I want to keep the standard mesh / BBS style wheels. I like the baggy tire and the comfort it provides. I just donít want a football field between the guards and the wheel. Iím also not super keen on swapping rear ends to later model to get the extra width.

I donít want to run crazy additional camber or stupid over fenders.

Ive been looking at bolt on eccentric hubs and different widths. But the numbers are starting to look extreme.

Just to match the front and rear track width I need 35mm per side - so far so good.

But to add add an additional 20mm (as Iíd like) Iím looking at 55mm per rear and 20mm spacers for the front.

How much stress / load is this going to be putting on the bearings if I have bolt on eccentric hubs. Iím not eager on running stupid long studs and non even truc slip on spacers.

55mm on the rear seems pretty excessive.

Is it feasible without overloading / over stressing anything?

Im not afraid of rolling the in side of the guards.

Are spacers an option or should I just accept the fact I need to fork out for low offset aftermarket wheels and new tyres?

cheers guys

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:18 PM
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i'm unaware of Volvo ever having used BBS mesh style wheels.

common alloy wheel on later 240s was the Corona, like...

turbos in the early/mid 80s used wheels like...

Old 05-16-2019, 04:33 PM
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There are several Volvo OEM wheels you can put on a 240, a few are even 16''... Have you thought about that option? What do you have on now? The 14'' Classics are the only BBS style 240 wheels I can think of, besides a 780 wheel... I don't care for spacers.
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messing with your rear track width can make the car handle dangerously in emergency or high speed conditions. that offset between the front and rear track is by careful engineering. changing the front offset will make the steering squirrely, either much heavier feeling than stock, or twitchy, especially if you have to hard brake on a turn for an emergency.
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