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The bolt pattern is the same at 5x100 for both. According to this website the offset for stock 2002 and 2013 Foresters run between 45-48mm. The difference is not a huge deal and since both vehicles use the same, it shouldn't be an issue. Even the center bore (middle hole) is the same at 56.1mm. The larger diameter wheel will have no effect, as in as far that ...


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Steel wheels will inevitably rust if significant measures aren't taken, especially if you live in the 'Canadian Rust Belt" - the Maritimes, as do I. I just completed restoring a set of 6 bolt steel wheels that I picked up for my minivan. I have a couple sets of aftermarket steel wheels that are 5 - 6 years old without a speck of rust. They do however require ...


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When getting new oil/tires rotated at your dealer make sure you check the lugs on all tires. Mechanics like to use a torque stick to secure lugs. This device fits on the end of an air driver—the loud whoosh noise heard in repair shops—most shops have a stick set that goes from 40lb-100lb and are color coded for different torque strengths. Sometimes a tech ...


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Nitrogen is cheaper because it's readily available in the air, and can be extracted with a rather compact nitrogen generator. Extraction of carbon dioxide from the air is inefficient, so it has to be produced by burning fuels (such as methane) or via thermal decomposition of limestone.


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Nitrogen is inert and doesn't affect rubber or the steel rim. Carbon dioxide is highly reactive and affects both the rubber by causing swelling in the rubber. It also would cause corrosion in iron based rims (particularly Carbon- Steel). Edit: When CO2 is mixed with moisture becomes Carbolic acid which is corrosive. It all depends on concentration. It is ...


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Nitrogen is a very predictable gas. All of its behaviors have been tested rigorously over many many years. As such they can predict the behavior much more easily than a mixed gas. Also, its performance is very similar to air. If you were unable to have access to a bottle of nitrogen, you could still use normal air and still be close to the original ...


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Nitrogen makes up around 80% of Air - therefore its more readily reclaimed and separated than the smaller amounts of other gases in air. I.e. the process for reclaiming nitrogen from air could be less efficient than that of reclaiming CO2 from air and still be cost effective. Additionally its stability at higher temperatures means its behaves more ...


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There is one other figure you need to take into consideration; offset. The offset is the measure of how far pushed out or in the centre point of the wheel (that bolts to the hub) is when compared to the centre of the wheel (between where the beads of the tyre sit). If the offset is wrong, you can find that the wheels can foul your suspension, brakes or ...


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Hub-rings? If those rims have acorn shaped lug nuts, you don't need hub-rings. The acorn nuts are what keeps the wheel aligned. When I say acorn nuts, I'm talking about these: The bottom of the lug nut is shaped like a cone. And those cones on the lugnuts match up to cup shaped depression on the wheel. The cups & cones in this design are what keep ...



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