The spare wheel test

… for the Model S, derived from a BMW X3 spare wheel space saver, went sort of well, except that the “Hubcentric Ring” is needed, not for centering, but to keep the wheel spaced and away from touching the Model S brake pad. Voilà.

Not for centering as advertised, but for spacing as needed

I’m going to substitute this with 5 of these, one for each bolt.

One per bolt should give enough clearence

Definitive tests will follow soon.

One disadvantage over the ring: each and every bolt needs one and managing 5 pieces is worst than managing one single piece. One advantage: no need to wait for the ring to arrive to do the final tests.

I have to check the way the wheel rests and spaces with this inexpensive fast solution, to be sure it properly solves the problem and works flawlessly.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s