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Sure does Steve. Thanks for the DIY Modshack The install went well...minus a damn chipped caliper I will add though that after the install the car's wheel gap is more

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:42 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Sure does Steve. Thanks for the DIY Modshack
The install went well...minus a damn chipped caliper

I will add though that after the install the car's wheel gap is more noticeable since the tire is not hidden in the shadow of the wheel well. Oh well, more excuse to keep modding
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Where did you chip the caliper? I'm guessing it was when you were taking the pads out or putting them back in?
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no, my damn wire slipped loose, caliper fell, and chipped the outside near the top of the first piston (about an inch from the nissan logo). Dab of semi flat black will hide it for now until I get them powdercoated

Spacers are great, no new vibrations and the ride is still good.
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no, my damn wire slipped loose, caliper fell, and chipped the outside near the top of the first piston (about an inch from the nissan logo). Dab of semi flat black will hide it for now until I get them powdercoated

Spacers are great, no new vibrations and the ride is still good.
Ah, that sucks. I eventually found that instead of hanging the caliper it was better just to set it on two gallon paint cans stacked ontop of one another.
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It stinks I can't use the V2 spacers on the Z.. I was able to put them on my G37, no problem. Ichiba's site says they are compatible... they should really change that... not everyone uses a forum.
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Just buy H&R spacers and call it a day....no isssues what so ever, top quality! Never mounted, brand new.

I have 1 set of 15mm and 2 sets of 20 mm 4 sale...pm me if interested...my zip is 95678 for calculating shipping charges at 4lbs per bx.
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Yeah, well I already have a set of 15mm, which is why I'm pissed. It's easy for someone selling something to say "buy it and call it a day".
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np.. g/l on your issue.
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Spacers from: WWW.ICHIBAUSA.COM - Hubcentric Wheel Spacers, OEM S13 5-Lug Conversion, Header, Turbo Manifold, Downpipe, Test-Pipe & More Performance Parts!

Why 15's?....They fill in the wheel wells very nicely bringing the tires almost flush to the fenders. Won't cause a problem if lowered in the future. 10 was too small, 20 too big, 15 just right IMO..
did u go 15 all around? ive seen ppl go 20 all around and i was thinking the same. what problems will i have if i go 20
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Service manual says 80......I always torque to 90 per guidelines for other cars I've owned. I have a dedicated torque wrench just for wheels. The real caution is to avoid putting a 400 ft lb impact gun on them.......10-15 lb differential is not a lot. I'd rather error on the side of tight than loose...YMMV.
hey how do u know how much lb of torque ur using? i dont have an impact gun i usually do everything manual and muscle everything
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Spacers from: WWW.ICHIBAUSA.COM - Hubcentric Wheel Spacers, OEM S13 5-Lug Conversion, Header, Turbo Manifold, Downpipe, Test-Pipe & More Performance Parts!

Why 15's?....They fill in the wheel wells very nicely bringing the tires almost flush to the fenders. Won't cause a problem if lowered in the future. 10 was too small, 20 too big, 15 just right IMO..
how much did u pay? did u pay the website price?
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are wheels spacers the same type front and back? i went to the website and it doesnt really say
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hey how do u know how much lb of torque ur using? i dont have an impact gun i usually do everything manual and muscle everything
I believe it's 85lbs, but I would double check
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hey how do u know how much lb of torque ur using? i dont have an impact gun i usually do everything manual and muscle everything
It's called a torque wrench, and is powered by your body. When you reach the selected amount of torque the wrench will click to let you know (there are also digital versions). If you are doing your own work you should have one. I believe the manual dictates 85 lb/ft.
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Heyu said u had ichiba spacers? Do u have version 1 or 2? Version 2 doesn't require removing studs is that better
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