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Question about Spacers

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Wheels & Suspension' started by brown_fv, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. brown_fv

    brown_fv Premium Member Premium

    I am getting new brake pads installed so i thought i might as well get some spacers installed at the same time. i am still running my stock 18's and will be lowering them with H&R's (like Krayzie). this will tide me over till spring time when i can afford new rims (iforged or DPE). i am wondering with size spacers i should go with to make the wheels and tires (stock 18's) look more flush once i am lowered.

    i was thinking 10mm all around...
     

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  2. fxlr8

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    20mm all around on the stocker 8inch wheels, What is the 2006 offset? 40?
     
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    yeah i think they are 40 but im not 100% sure.
     
  4. Dr.2K

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    Yes the oem off set is 40. Jeff is right 20mm should work out nicely without any rubbing issues. I had 15mm spacers with my TSW wheels which had the oem 40mm off sett and I still had room.
     
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    last night when i was waiting for a buddy to meet me i was checking out my wheels and fenders...maybe its because im using the stock 18's but it didnt look like i could 15mm or 20mm in the back without having it stick out a bit...

    the front looks like 15mm would fit no problem and probably 20mm as well.
     
  6. Dr.2K

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    Actually, there is quite a bit of room on the top. And that is where you have to worry about rubbing issues and not so much towards the front and rear of the wheel well.
     
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    alright ill take your advice...you guys are the experts :LOL:
     
  8. Dr.2K

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    I ran 15mm spacers all around when I had my TSW wheels with the stock +40 off sett and the oem good year rsa tires without any rubbing issue.
     
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    hey doc what brand spacers did you run, ichiba?
     
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    H&R and used the longer studs that came with the kit.
     
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    Is there an advantage or difference using the longer studs?
     
  12. Dr.2K

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    It is recommended that 15mm and over spacers use the longer studs and these kits do provide them. Once these spacers are on the original studs will be too short and you will have problems with correct fitment not to mention uneven stress distribution. It is for safety concerns.
     
  13. Frankiago

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    20mm won't fit the longer Nismo studs up front. The lugs loosen up by themselves and the rim wobbles on the highway.

    I took off 20mm spacers on the front and left the 20mm's on the rear and I'm havin no issues. In a bit I'm going to throw 15mm's on the front when I do my brake lines and see if that brings up any issues.

    Also switching to Nismo lugs because they're steel instead of aluminum.
     
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    hey doc, do you have a picture of your TSW rims with the 15mm spacers to see how it looks?

    thanks for the info cube.
     
  15. Dr.2K

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    Yea, here are a few,

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    That ride looks Hotttt!!
     
  17. Dr.2K

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    :biggrin::rofl::biggrin:
     
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    & that's one fast FX!!! :confused:
     
  19. Dr.2K

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    :LOL:, I have had 3 different plates so far for the FX. Currently thinking of another one.:biggrin:
     
  20. gto

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    How 'bout "DRNISMO"?

    Just in case anyone missed that :err:

    Hey . . that's the correct amount of letters too, Doh!