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Old 12-12-10, 20:33
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Default spigot rings or no spigot rings that is the question

I m looking to fit mercedes wheels to my t4 caravelle, do I need to fit spigot rings or not? does it cause wobble if these are not fitted, many thanks matt
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Old 12-12-10, 20:35
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Default Re: spigot rings or no spigot rings that is the question

Definitely YES.
You will probably lose the wheels without them

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Old 12-12-10, 20:41
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^^^What Bob Says^^^

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Old 12-12-10, 20:43
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For the sake of a few quid YES!

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Old 12-12-10, 22:42
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Default Re: spigot rings or no spigot rings that is the question

I ran without them for about 2 weeks, one of my back wheels came loose going down a country road, left my bumcheeks firmly clenched while driving the van for a few weeks after that.

Definately use spigots, 100 times better with them, not worth the hassle/worry without.

They're about 10 a set from Spigot Rings UK (Bradford) The guy there has sorted me out with loads for all my wheels/cars in the past and they're spot on.
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Old 12-12-10, 22:46
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without spigot rings the whole weight of the van is resting on the bolts rather than on the hub flange, besides making it 546274922 times harder to refit the wheels after taking them off. Also, spigot rings are a lot cheaper than a coffin.
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Old 12-12-10, 23:13
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"spigot rings are a lot cheaper than a coffin"

Says it all really

I would rather run with only 3 bolts than without spigot rings !!
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you dont have to bud as the 5 bolts will hold it sercurley in place but your arms will be dead by the time you have driven 4 miles due to the vibration!!

so i had to go and buy some as i was dying
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Old 13-12-10, 11:52
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thanks for all you responses, I just wanted to fit these alloys, all I need to know is the size i need, is it 66.6 - 57.1 many thanks again matt
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Old 13-12-10, 12:36
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i don't have spigot rings or hubcentric spacers to fit porsche wheels to mine and have no wobbles , my wheels are still on after 4k and i'm alive .

if you tighten the wheels up in the proper sequence and work your way up to the final torgue in smaller torques they will be fine . all the spigot rings do is centralise the wheel while fitting .
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