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So who wants to teach me something about these spacer things? From what I've read...15mm all the way around are great for stock wheels...which is what I have and don't

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So who wants to teach me something about these spacer things? From what I've read...15mm all the way around are great for stock wheels...which is what I have and don't plan on changing. My question is what exactly do they do; just push the wheels out a little further? Since I'm keeping my stock wheels, will I need to replace the studs as well? Any pictures would be great!
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They push the wheels out.

If your spacers are thick enough you don't HAVE to use the stud replacement type, but that's my preference. I recommend H&R's DRS stud replacement spacers. 15mm front and 20mm rear is quite common for stock wheels.
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yah really. come on now, op. search it.
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Wow...go into the wheel/tire section and search for wheel spacers and you only get 8 pages of every single thread started with the word "spacer" in it. How about instead of jumping on the smartass bandwagon and telling everyone to search...we give good information here and make it a sticky since there's obviously not one of those dedicated for spacers? If you don't want to help...then just don't respond.

P.S. - When I used the search button yesterday, most of threads I found said the same thing, "use the search button." If there's one perfect thread with the be all end all for spacers, by all means copy and paste it instead of just following what the person above you did.

Flame on guys...flame on...
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yeah there needs to be a sticky. But I find that if you actually spend some time and do some searching you will find the info you are seeking...

If you want to get the bolt on type spacers on stock rays 19's you will need 20mm in the fronts, otherwise stud replacement 15mm will work fine. (issue is the built in studs will hit the wheels, there is no hollow area behind the wheels like on other wheels)

You can go 20mm in the rear no problem or even 25mm if you are daring.

If you want to do it yourself and save $, and also have the opportunity to go back to stock easily, get the 20mm bolt on types and be done with it.
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Wow...go into the wheel/tire section and search for wheel spacers and you only get 8 pages of every single thread started with the word "spacer" in it. How about instead of jumping on the smartass bandwagon and telling everyone to search...we give good information here and make it a sticky since there's obviously not one of those dedicated for spacers? If you don't want to help...then just don't respond.

P.S. - When I used the search button yesterday, most of threads I found said the same thing, "use the search button." If there's one perfect thread with the be all end all for spacers, by all means copy and paste it instead of just following what the person above you did.

Flame on guys...flame on...
The info is there, people just keep creating threads on it. hell ive answered the same PM about spacers 5 times already....
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Then let's combine information and maybe we can get it stickied...like the exhaust database and different wheels. Hell...I don't want to start a new thread...it takes longer to get the answer to my question...
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I like this thread lol.

Another good "tactic" for those who don't like to seach or don't come up with good results, just piggy back a question on an existing thread...worked for me in the past lol
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Lol...good thinking haha.
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Here is a good thread.

Anyone have a setup of 15mm spacers in front and 20 rear?

There are two types

Type 1. Requires you to replace the studs for longer ones some prefer this method but does require more work

Example:



Type 2. Require you to only remove the wheel to bolt the spacer to the existing studs and reuse the original lugs to tighten the wheels to the spacer.
This the easiest way to go.

There is a cost different between the two options

Example



Now the only thing left is to decide on how big of a spacer one uses?


Most will go with

15mm front 20mm rear
20mm front 20mm rear
20mm front 25mm rear

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Great post Triple's! Are there any benefits from spacers. Obviously they give you a wider stance which will provide better handling, but anything significant?
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Great post Triple's! Are there any benefits from spacers. Obviously they give you a wider stance which will provide better handling, but anything significant?
Other than what you've mentioned No? Besides the better looking stance since the wheels won't be as sunk in the fender wells.
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