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wheel spacer information please

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by seanjuan, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    I did a search on this forum and couldn't find much info on running spacers

    I know alot of people do it for one reason or another and somepeople say they are just dandy and other don't like them

    the reason I would run them is so that I can fit my SIR2 brakes under my HX wheels without grinding down the caliper at all

    I know they with give me a wider stance and all and they will make my car look cooler (not important in this decision)

    anyway what are the downsides of running spacers.... should I just grind down the calipers and forget about it?

    thanks
    Sean
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    downside is that you run out of lug threads quick.

    i'd run some real wheels. lol
     
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    there are no real draw backs but run as thin as posible of a spacer and get longer lugs if needed
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    With a 3mm spacer you should have plenty of tread left on your lugs, and clear any fitment issues you may have with caliper rubbing. Mine were rubbing the caliper, so I ground down a little off the saddle, but I ordered spacers too, they just haven't come in yet. The only reason I ordered them is because with all the luck in the world, I got one miss cast rim with a 3mm taller backspace so I have to get the others out so it tracks right.
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    Don't be knockin the HX wheels <_<

    anyway, I'm leaning towards just shaving down the caliper a bit to solve the problem just based on the cost of a good spacer. I don't really have alot of money to be droppin on stuff like that and I don't want to go with some crappy non hub centric things either

    I guess we'll just have to see where I'm at once it gets warmer and how much I end up spending on the rest of my suspension upgrades

    thanks for the input guys
     
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    I use a 5mm spacer on my 13s for auto-xing. Been using them for a whole set of Hoosiers and they are fine. They work with stock studs, although I wouldn't go any more than 5mm before getting longer studs.
     
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