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Old 04-08-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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I have a 2008 ford focus and i bought 15x7 diamond steelies for them. Since they are deep dish they hit the calipers in the front and i was wondering if i buy wheel spacers if they will have any effect on them. Plus im going to lower it soon so which is a good spring height so they wont rub and i wont have to roll my fenders?


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Old 04-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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check to make sure they're legal in your area, don't buy cheap, and make sure you have enough threads on your lug studs... otherwise they will need to replaced with longer length ones.

As for fitment, what tire size are you going with?
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5mm was enough to clear the caliper on an 04 focus. u might just have to grind a touch. I had teh same problem on my diamonds. heres where i ground


what back spacing did u get? once we know that we can comment on whether it would rub or not.
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I bought 15x7 diamond steelies with a 0 offset or 4 inches of backspacing.
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Your brake calipers are also quite a bit bigger than the ones on thenorm's car. The benefit is because the disks are larger the calipers also sit out further from the hub center so you might be able to get away with a smaller spacer.

The cheapest way to test what size you will need is by simply using washers on your studs and once the wheel sits flush against the washers without hitting the caliper you know how thick your spacer needs to be.

*THIS IS ONLY FOR MEASUREMENT PURPOSES*

I know it's obvious, but do NOT drive on a wheel attached to your hub with any kind of washer being used as a spacer. You will need to buy a quality spacer from H&R that comes with properly matched extended studs.
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