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Old 08-19-2016, 10:23 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers: Affordable option?

As title says, without spending 100's of $. Online purchasing would be preferred.



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Dealing w/ parts that take loads, I'd use quality product vs cheap,,,,,,,,,,
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Moved to Wheels & Tires where you can find more information on types/fitment for your car.

If you want to post a request for used spacers, it needs to go in the Want to Buy section of the BST area.
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Moved to Wheels & Tires where you can find more information on types/fitment for your car.

If you want to post a request for used spacers, it needs to go in the Want to Buy section of the BST area.
Thanks Sailor, will do that too.
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:18 PM   #6
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Small spacers can be used with stock studs, next larger require longer studs to work.

After that you're into a bolt on type that has it's own fresh studs between the stock ones & bolting it on. Wheels may need to be a stock or aftermarket type with voids between bolt holes to give space for the stock studs.

Some of those use thinner lug nuts to keep the nuts below the new surface. Care required to torque those tight enough without rounding off corners, and the reduced thread count reduces strength.

As Felix mentioned, need GOOD ones of that type and they're never as strong as the stock setup. Bolting on an aluminum ring that takes the full load from the wheels is never going to be as solid as studs from a steel hub direct to the wheel. Re-torquing the inner studs after driving on them a short time is essential, more important than the usual warnings to recheck wheels after driving a short time.
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Re-torquing the inner studs after driving on them a short time is essential, more important than the usual warnings to recheck wheels after driving a short time.
short time meaning less than 24 hours?
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Phrased poorly I guess - it's mileage dependent not time dependent.

Recommendations vary, 50 miles is a typical one for a recheck.
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Here's a top notch thread on the subject of MkIII wheel spacers:

Mk3 Wheel Spacer Information


Many threads with info. if you search using 'Wheel Spacers" as the subject in the forum search function, I had to limit it to that good one as the list is tooo long.
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IMO, I would avoid running spacers unless REALLY necessary.

More failures possible introduced in the setup... extra wheel bearing load.

Suspension geometry change also...
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