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Old 06-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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studs and spacers questions?

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standard studs now
flared fenders all around to fit 9" wide mustang wheels (then)
have 7" wide wheels (now)
was thinking 5mm spacers in front and 10mm in the rear

but! i was wondering with that much offset with spacers:

1: is it going to look off when starring at the car?
2: what length studs am i going to need for each size of spacer?
3: with adding spacers and new studs is it going to make it so the wheel bearings are going to wear out faster?

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Car is also lowered but that shouldnt matter really

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1. it'll look fine. there is only 5mm difference between the two, noone can notice that difference.
2. 5mm spacer doesnt genrally need new studs. for the 10mm, im not sure what size you need.
3. your bearings will be fine. your not changing the offset much. its no worse off then when you had those mustang wheels on
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Prefer wheels with stock offset myself, but as thenorm said, it's not as bad as those Mustang wheels...

FWIW, the rear is about 4mm narrower per side than the front - so the extra 5mm there would make them even at the center. Bit more camber at the rear is what brings the tread out to "even" in the normal fitment. As mentioned, the 5mm wouldn't really be noticeable.

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ok...ill buy the spacers and try and see if the stock studs are to short or ok to run...i should be all set.
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