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Old 31 Jul 2012, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WHEEL SPACERS

Hi everyone!,i've just joined.can anyone give me some advice on wheel spacers please.i'm going to buy a set of front and rear eibach hubcentric spacers.i want to go as wide as possible,probably between 20 and 35mm.i have a 2003 STI type uk.any experiences/advice would be greatly appreciated.thanks.
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: WHEEL SPACERS

Don't do it. Simple as... Messes up geometry and puts stress in bearings and suspension components. If you must fill the arches go a wider rim with the correct offset.

I know some use 5 - 10 mm spacers with aftermarket rims in order to clear brembos on an sti. Any thing over 20mm is just asking for trouble
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Or you could eventual end up like this
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 09:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Even with hubcentric spacers?,i've read they are completely safe?,especially as i'm choosing a brand like eibach?
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: WHEEL SPACERS

you will need to change your wheel studs put longer ones on and nuts and use spacers with the correct offset in the middle the spacer shouldn't have any gaps where it fits in the center of the wheel.

you will all so need to do a camber adjustments and tracking.

its all so tru that you will put a lot of stress on the wheel bearings.

you will need to fold the wheel arches to clear the rubber depending on how wide you going.



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