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Old 07-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Spacers on 18' handling package?

Hey guys, ive been searching but can't find any proper Information and im very small on signal at on the coast.

Ive got a 12' focus with handling package and the 18' 5spoke alloys. I will be lowing the car on V maxx cpilovers,

Has any put any spacers on a samilar set up?
Want to know if I can safety low and wide my cars stance

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Try here

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Sorry, I didn't see this. With the OEM 235 tires, your spacers are going to max out at 15mm front and 20mm rear. Any wider and you'll have rub. Also, in order to space the front you will either have to press your hub off to change the studs or you're going to have to modify your OEM studs and the wheels.

I love the HP 18's, but if you don't want to pay to do it right once, you may as well just order different wheels.
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Cheers :)

Would you be able to recommend any 20mm spacers for the rears?

And can the front studs be modified easily? As I love love the OEM 18' alloys :)

Pick my 18s up from powder costing them gunmetal hopefully Wednesday
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You'll want 20mm H&R DRM's. They bolt on over the hub.

For modifying the studs, I had to cut about 1.5 threads off the end and Dremel out the pockets to clear the nuts...but then you can fit the 15mm H&R DRM's sourced from a Volvo C30.
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Ah, are you still able to go back to not using spacers alright?

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Yes. Just keep your cuts as minimal as possible and you'll be fine. You'll also want to take a file to the cut ends and clean up the edges so that they don't damage the threads in the lug nuts. In order to figure out how much had to come out of the pockets, I put my wheel on and torqued the nuts to approximately 20-30 lbs. Once all five were torqued, I would take them and the wheel back off and then radius out the marked areas. It's time consuming, but better than just whacking away a random amount of wheel.
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