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Curious to see if anyone has seen or tried spacers yet for the stock 19" wheels. Pushing them out to sit more flush, and a bit of a drop would

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Old 02-01-2009, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Curious to see if anyone has seen or tried spacers yet for the stock 19" wheels. Pushing them out to sit more flush, and a bit of a drop would look fantastic IMO.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Curious to see if anyone has seen or tried spacers yet for the stock 19" wheels. Pushing them out to sit more flush, and a bit of a drop would look fantastic IMO.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Def.....curious to see that done!
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im sure someone will do it.. il do it for you and post pics if you buy the spacers
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I believe this is what we want.

Kics Wheel Spacer - 5 x 114.3 / 20mm
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Just make sure you switch to longer wheel studs before throwing spacers on.
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^^ Shouldn't be necessary.

"Kics Project Wheel Spacers are sold in a pair (2 spacers).
Does not require changing of longer studs, these spacers come with studs on itself."
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^^ Shouldn't be necessary.

"Kics Project Wheel Spacers are sold in a pair (2 spacers).
Does not require changing of longer studs, these spacers come with studs on itself."
Very necessary in my opinion. I ordered a set of those Kics spacers for my old Evo 8 and when they came in, I was shocked they would even sell such a thing. The nuts that held the spacer to the hub had a whopping four threads on them. Its up to you what you want to do, but I am definately not comfortable driving around with lug nuts that only have four threads. I ended up getting extended studs, pounding the studs out of the Kics spacers, and just using the spacer part.
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^^ Thanks for the warning! I've never used these before -- yeah 4 threads definitely isn't going to cut it. And really, I posted the link only because I was trying to help point others in the right direction. I'm personally inclined to just leave well enough alone for the time being. Again, thanks for the warning. I wonder what on earth they're thinking. Hmm...looking at the design, could it be that having short studs connecting the spacer to the hub is the only way to make the nuts fit in flush with the spacer?
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^^ Thanks for the warning! I've never used these before -- yeah 4 threads definitely isn't going to cut it. And really, I posted the link only because I was trying to help point others in the right direction. I'm personally inclined to just leave well enough alone for the time being. Again, thanks for the warning. I wonder what on earth they're thinking.
No problem. The only thing I can think of is that show car guys might put them on at a show to make their wheels more flush.

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Hmm...looking at the design, could it be that having short studs connecting the spacer to the hub is the only way to make the nuts fit in flush with the spacer?
That's exactly the case.

I do think they they are excellent quality spacers once you knock the studs out and use them with extended studs. They are hubcentric, fairly lightweight once you remove the studs, and are great quality. I used them on my old Evo 8, my current Evo IX, and my time attack 350Z.
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What thickness were/are the spacers you've used? Because I'm thinking that the thicker the spacer, the longer the included studs would be, right? Like with a 5mm spacer, there'd probably be hardly any thread. But with a 20mm spacer, there might be enough. *sigh* I'm probably going to end up ordering a set now just to satisfy my own curiosity.
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What thickness were/are the spacers you've used? Because I'm thinking that the thicker the spacer, the longer the included studs would be, right? Like with a 5mm spacer, there'd probably be hardly any thread. But with a 20mm spacer, there might be enough. *sigh* I'm probably going to end up ordering a set now just to satisfy my own curiosity.
I was using 10mm spacers. 5mm on the 350Z. I would still order them for sure, I have not found better quality spacers. Just use your judgment on how you mount them.

P.S. - Let me know if you want a price quote on them.
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PM'ing you now.
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Okay guys, I just ordered a set of 20mm spacers from DD. I'll be sure to post before and after pics when I get them in.
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Okay guys, I just ordered a set of 20mm spacers from DD. I'll be sure to post before and after pics when I get them in.
cool, I was going to order a set of the H&R 10mm, so looks like I'll wait and see how your 20mm spacers fit
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