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Thread: a shop told me spinners wont work????

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    a shop told me spinners wont work????

    I have a 96 caddy deville and i'm in the market for dubs and a shop told me spinners don't work on fwd cars. IS THIS TRUE and if so WHY??????


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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    because God intended it that way

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    Quote Originally Posted by realrapbc View Post
    I have a 96 caddy deville and i'm in the market for dubs and a shop told me spinners don't work on fwd cars. IS THIS TRUE and if so WHY??????
    It sounds like that shop doesn't sell spinners, and wants you to buy wheels from them. Although spinners are not my idea of a nice set of wheels, I see no reason why they would not work on a FWD. the spinners have no idea which wheels are driving the vehicle.

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    yea it sounded weird because i saw a cadddy just like mine but blue with spinners on it.

    He does sell spinners but he said they will poke out about a mile SO TO SPEAK..

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    Quote Originally Posted by realrapbc View Post
    yea it sounded weird because i saw a cadddy just like mine but blue with spinners on it.

    He does sell spinners but he said they will poke out about a mile SO TO SPEAK..
    Well now, we went from not working, to not looking good. I will agree with the shop. With a RWD car, the offset of the wheel is deeper than a FWD car. So the spinner will sit "inside" the wheel of a RWD, and "ouside" of a FWD. Will they work on FWD? Yes. Will a spinner look as good on a FWD? No.

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    'IF' they won't work there is only one reason I could think of. Offset. FWD cars have an offset as such to leave no 'lip' on the outside of the rim this leaving no room for the spinner.

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    all depends on the wheel. are you going real spinners or cheap bolt ons? i did bolt on spinners on a fwd fleetwood hearse and it looked like ass. the spinner stuck out way to far and looked like garbage. if u do bolt ons get a rim with a nice lip to sink the spinners in. and get the short adapter lugnuts for them, not the long ones the come with

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    Spinners look like crap anyway, especially on a Deville. Very urban.

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanski View Post
    because God intended it that way
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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanski View Post
    because God intended it that way
    Amen to that.

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    wht i would do is get the name of the rims google them adnd find out the spacing and if you know your caddis lug spacing a nd i think its 5x 115 . chances is the rim is rwd and they are right for some reason fwd caddies rims do poke out that one reason i stick to my rattling hubcap

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    Re: a shop told me spinners wont work????

    Actually, they will work. Flawlessly at that. I know multiple people who have them on their front wheel ricemobiles.

    Please don't do this. get a 20" hand spoked wheel. 100x more impressive than anything that spins. (besides the wheel itself)


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