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WHEEL Spacers question!!!

so i'm sittin on 16" x 6.5" (205/50/16) and was looking to widen the stance a bit..was looking @ some h & r spacers to do the job. after doing some measuring, figured i should go about 10mm..i'm on a 1.3" drop..

will i have any problems with the spacers? i see there's 'hubcentric' ones and some that are not..? not quite clear on that. what/which would you all recommend? what all should i look out for to avoid...what are the pros and cons if i were to go this route...???


any links 2 where to find for lowest price would also be appreciated..!



think i read somewhere that anything beyond 10mm is no good..


yes, i have done research, "used the search function" but still no clear answer. help very much appreciated..!!!!!

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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

I don't know much about wheel spacers, but i'll tell you what i know.. correct me if im wrong.

"hubcentric" would mean that the hole in the middle of the space would be a snug fit to the hub on the axle, centering it without trying.

As opposed to lugcentric, which would have the spacer resting on the lugs, and having to center and torque down at the same time.

Hubcentric is a better choice as less stress is placed on the lugs, and ease of installation. Just make sure you measure and get the appropriate size.

As for the width of the spacer, i couldn't tell ya. you'd just have to measure and make sure you've got enough clearance.
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

make sure you get extended wheel stud, and lugs that fit properly, you don't want your wheel to fall off while driving.
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

The size of the spacer you can use will be dictated by two things:
Tyre size
Wheel offset

For more info on those two, click here --> Recommended Tire size & Offsets!
The info in that thread has been compiled from years of people running different combinations and posting up their experiences. I do miss some things, but everytime I see something I think might be relevant I update it so it's a good referance, but nowhere near the be-all and end-all of offset data.

You're pretty much right though, 10mm is about the biggest you want to go. If you go much bigger than that you'll need bolt on spacers (as the name suggests these bolt on to the hub) but then you need to mess around with extra nuts, bolts and studs, it's just a really bad idea IMO.
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

preciate the info fellas, the thread reference was very useful, brash22

+55 offset. i have 03' accord oem wheels, i think the same specs as the oem lude blades correct me if i'm wrong? my wheels are too tucked into the fender. so i'm thinking 10mm is a safe way to go......


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make sure you get extended wheel stud, and lugs that fit properly, you don't want your wheel to fall off while driving.

yeah, tell me about it..
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+55 offset. i have 03' accord oem wheels, i think the same specs as the oem lude blades correct me if i'm wrong? my wheels are too tucked into the fender. so i'm thinking 10mm is a safe way to go......
That would change the offset to +45.
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

gotchu...so with the tires i mentioned above should sit nice?
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make sure you get extended wheel stud, and lugs that fit properly, you don't want your wheel to fall off while driving.
I would say the same thing. Anytime you start modifiying a vehicle and its not the way it was designed your asking for trouble, don't cut corners and do the job right. Make sure that even if you get the extra long studs, that the spacer meets flush and I mean flush to the rotor/ hub. Because the first time you need to brake real hard or after a few times of braking hard your rotors are going to warp or worse sending your wheel down the street and your car sitting on the ground waiting for a rollback to drag it up onto the truck. Seen it happen.

I recommend measuring and getting yourself a wheel that has the correct offset you want. To get that look you desire then no issues, unless you are going for a serious distance from stock then I would recommend beefing up your suspension.
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I would say the same thing. Anytime you start modifiying a vehicle and its not the way it was designed your asking for trouble, don't cut corners and do the job right. Make sure that even if you get the extra long studs, that the spacer meets flush and I mean flush to the rotor/ hub. Because the first time you need to brake real hard or after a few times of braking hard your rotors are going to warp or worse sending your wheel down the street and your car sitting on the ground waiting for a rollback to drag it up onto the truck. Seen it happen.

I recommend measuring and getting yourself a wheel that has the correct offset you want. To get that look you desire then no issues, unless you are going for a serious distance from stock then I would recommend beefing up your suspension.
no, no serious distance from stock. i'm not one of those...yet.well i measured distance from the outermost part of the tire to where it just meets the fender..measured about 10mm maybe just a tad more..but from what i've learned i'm not looking to put spacers beyond 10mm..i have oem accord wheels (03') so if i researched correctly, they are +55 offset. these spacers would change the offset to +45 if i read above correctly..

so these wheels (not tires):



with these spacers:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=290317169153

so whats your take on this set up, since you seem to know what you speak of...greatly appreciated..

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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

bomp bomp!! i'm about 95% SURE this set up should work, just need someone with knowledge to confirm...
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

Sorry for bringing this thread back from the dead but.... What was the outcome?
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

Wheel spacers are an all around poor idea. Go with wider wheels. Spacers not only move your wheel, but it actually acts as if its an extended portion of your hub assembly...

Now what I will say below heavily depends on brand, quality, and design of the spacer, Some of the thinner ones aren't as bad, but realize that all of them will effect the way your car rides....

Not only with spacers do you put more of a strain on your steering system and axles (trust me these things are popular with the uneducated off-road crowd) you are also increasing the scrub radius.

While most of you do not know what that is, it is the centering point of direction and where the suspension points, and the point where the tire meets the ground. It's harder to explain myself, but look it up, I believe wiki has a great introduction to it.

It'll make it harder to steer, harder on your steering system, way unsafer if you were to have a flat or a blowout, and you will feel the bumps/potholes/irregularities in the road more.

On the plus side with a wider stance just like stated above you will have a better feel for the road, most often times wider & lower helps to decrease body roll, meaning an increase in stability and handling.

Just be aware of the ADVERSE effects of things. I'd pick a wider tire (maybe a slightly more negative offset too, not too much tho...) and you'll get that wide stance without the more negative disadvantages of spacers.
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

Right... I think I'll give them a miss then. I'd like them to stick out a bit but oh well. Can't really get wider wheels cause I'm currently getting mine sprayed.May as well learn to live with it. ha. Thanks for the advice! Very prompt as well.
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Re: WHEEL Spacers question!!!

if ur just buyn a cheap spacer dont do it, the lugs wont get torqued properly. get extended studs if u buy one. or u can just do the right thing and buy wider wheels with a nice offset
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