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This is a discussion on Wheel spacers! within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by xFalleNx This is the best, most knowledgeable, intelligent post regarding anything I have ever seen on this ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    This is the best, most knowledgeable, intelligent post regarding anything I have ever seen on this forum. to you sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Wheel spacers will change your suspension geometry through travel of the linkages. You're effectively creating a longer lever arm from the latitudinal coordinate of the tire contact patch to the strut. While this might not seem to make much of a difference in day to day driving, I'd expect to see increased tread wear over time, especially on the inside edge of the tire, and then you'll be needing the tires you should have saved for in the first place. You'll also be adding stress to the lugs, as you'll be moving the shear forces of the wheel from right at the brake disks out 25mm, which will add bending stress. Lugs are made with a large factor of safety to prevent failure, but it would be enough to make the engineer in me nervous, especially for a cosmetic modification.

    If you do insist on the spacers, at least you have the right idea with putting them all around, instead of just on two wheels. Whatever you do to one wheel, do to all of them.
    What, do you anticipate, would cause the additional wear on the inside edge of the tire? Increased scrub radius? Wouldn't this also change with wider wheels? I've experienced "tramlining" with wider wheels I've used in the past, which is usually attributed to scrub radius. But I never did see a change in wear pattern.

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    Me being from a Vw scene where all we do is slam/poke/stretch no car will look good with spacers on stock suspension unless ur poking and not flush.

    Get wider rims instead of spacers.
    Or drop ur car on springs at least then run spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdoug60 View Post
    Me being from a Vw scene where all we do is slam/poke/stretch no car will look good with spacers on stock suspension unless ur poking and not flush.

    Get wider rims instead of spacers.
    Or drop ur car on springs at least then run spacers.
    Your credibility is shot when you use the term "rims"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Your credibility is shot when you use the term "rims"

    I don't care how you spin it. Looks < functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdoug60 View Post
    Me being from a Vw scene where all we do is slam/poke/stretch no car will look good with spacers on stock suspension unless ur poking and not flush.

    Get wider rims instead of spacers.
    Or drop ur car on springs at least then run spacers.
    That may work in the VW world, but really doesn't with the suspension geometry on WRXs and STIs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    All over the world my friend.... new job has me travelling more than I'm home. Since November I've been to Colorado Springs, Guam, Okinawa, Southern Georgia.... and I leave for Alaska this Saturday. The WRX has been "sitting" more than it's been driving

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    Im going to run 5X100 -> 5X114 adapters on top of a 15mm spacer. Herrafrush BBS YO
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    All over the world my friend.... new job has me travelling more than I'm home. Since November I've been to Colorado Springs, Guam, Okinawa, Southern Georgia.... and I leave for Alaska this Saturday. The WRX has been "sitting" more than it's been driving

    Oh... and I converted the 81 Goldwing into a cafe racer...

    .... and I just bought a show-quality 2002 HD Heritage Springer Having it shipped from SoCal.... it arrives this friday

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    OT, but...ninefourteener...lovin' what you did with that Honda. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    OT, but...ninefourteener...lovin' what you did with that Honda. Nice job!
    +1

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    Thanks... I did it for under $2000, including the price of the bike.

    The Honda was never meant to be a "keeper"..... It just isn't worth much at all. But, I got it running perfectly, it seemed a shame to just "dump" it for next to nothing... so I dropped a few bucks into it. This was my motivation... although this guy spent a LOT more $$$ than I did:

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    This thread is officially derailed.

    Other than the additional strain from either using longer wheel studs, if you use the Ichiba Type 2, for example, with the bolt on adapter plate, what would be the additional strain as opposed to just using wider wheels and greater offset?

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