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Old 11-25-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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svt five spokes, spacers?

hey all i have an 01 zx3 and am picking up a set of svt 5 spokes today for a killer deal, they will need tires so im currently looking into those but in the mean time im also planning for my new suspension. ill be getting coilovers and going lower (currently on apex springs) and i dont want the wheels to look sunken in. so has anyone run spacers on their svt wheels to flush them up a bit?

summary: can i run spacers to make svt 5 spokes fit flush lowered on coilovers

yes i did search for about a half hour this morning


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Old 11-25-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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I believe fswerks sells them, i haven't personally used them or seen them in person but it does say how big of a spacer to use depending on how low u go
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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spacers are always a bad idea if you can avoid them.Do
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I agree with viney. If you do go this route be conservative with width as it doesn't take much of a spacer to impact the resulting wheel offset. Be prepared to install longer lug bolts as well.
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Thanks everyone I've run spacers as adapters before (VWs) they are common over there so everyone know what size spacer makes stock wheels sit flush, wasn't sure if it was the same here . Ill just have to test fit and take measurements
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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Maybe you should mount the wheels first.
Then you'll see that the SVT wheels sit pretty close to 'flush'.
Any more and you'll have to 'roll' the fenders.

And actually, with a good width tire you may want to roll the fenders with no spacers.
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Yea I think that will be the plan
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