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Old 05-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #261
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soo how do wheel spacers work? if i get 1/2" spacers will the bolt right on?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #262
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soo how do wheel spacers work? if i get 1/2" spacers will the bolt right on?
you have to be careful with wheel spacers.
they can work, but put more stress on the hubs. esp if you get big ones..
.5" and you might want to get longer lug studs. some people don't have issues.. some do. it just all depends.

you have to remember that the size of the spacer is the amount of threading you are removing from the lugs being able to hold on to the rim.

i am just relaying what i have been told. i had thought about spacers, and would only do them if you get rims with too much offset (or little, depending on how you think about it) and you get rubbing issues
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #263
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you have to be careful with wheel spacers.
they can work, but put more stress on the hubs. esp if you get big ones..
.5" and you might want to get longer lug studs. some people don't have issues.. some do. it just all depends.

you have to remember that the size of the spacer is the amount of threading you are removing from the lugs being able to hold on to the rim.

i am just relaying what i have been told. i had thought about spacers, and would only do them if you get rims with too much offset (or little, depending on how you think about it) and you get rubbing issues
i suppose i can wait on that and maybe just get offset wheels. i was just wondering because i want everything to be flush, and i just need another 1/2" to make it flush with the fenders.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #264
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i suppose i can wait on that and maybe just get offset wheels. i was just wondering because i want everything to be flush, and i just need another 1/2" to make it flush with the fenders.
from what i have seen, anything over 10mm you will want longer studs... or get APR studs. they are alot stronger and a little longer than stock, IIRC...

half an inch would be 12.7mm

what kind of suspension are you running because unless you have some nice springs, you will rub. esp sitting flush.
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from what i have seen, anything over 10mm you will want longer studs... or get APR studs. they are alot stronger and a little longer than stock, IIRC...

half an inch would be 12.7mm

what kind of suspension are you running because unless you have some nice springs, you will rub. esp sitting flush.
stock springs atm.. i guess i'll wait til i get low before i look into flushing it.
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yeah i thought about going flush.. but i would have to take care of ridding my camber that i have from lowering my car 2ish inches. (Megan Springs)
i like the look of a little camber

if you wanna go "hellaflush" you will want to also look into camber arms
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yeah i thought about going flush.. but i would have to take care of ridding my camber that i have from lowering my car 2ish inches. (Megan Springs)
i like the look of a little camber

if you wanna go "hellaflush" you will want to also look into camber arms
i wouldn't want camber-ed wheels lol, it's a little much for a dd IMO. i would like the hella flush look but i definitely wouldn't want rubbing since i want to drop 2".
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hellaflush costs too much money lol. You go thru tires every 6k miles, you go thru new shocks/struts if you dont get coilovers every 20k. My friends got an audi s4 that was "hellaflush" with insane camber and low, but he brought it back to stock when his tires went bald.
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yeah. it gets way too expensive.
i love my drop. i feel like its almost perfect. i want to just tuck the top edge of the tire inside the fender.
i think i have like 2* of camber all the way around. more than some would like, but its awesome. and i still get even tire wear.
it doesnt look too bad. just looks like its been dropped. hahaha

you can see my camber in this shot.


thought the rain was fitting since its what you are getting today.
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yeah. it gets way too expensive.
i love my drop. i feel like its almost perfect. i want to just tuck the top edge of the tire inside the fender.
i think i have like 2* of camber all the way around. more than some would like, but its awesome. and i still get even tire wear.
it doesnt look too bad. just looks like its been dropped. hahaha

you can see my camber in this shot.
thought the rain was fitting since its what you are getting today.
i can't tell the front wheels have 2*.

a little update, it's sunny out now, so i took off my tail lights and clear coated them. they are drying right now. unfortunately, they have a white-ish gloss on them.. i think it's fromm too thick of coats. i just pray they turn out good..
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