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    Wheel spacers!

    Hey guys, I was thinking of buying some 25 km wheel slavers, and I was wondering if they cause rubbing or anything else, I have stock suspension btw. And maybe we could get some pics up here! I wanna.see if they look as sweet as I think they would lol thanks everyone!
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    25mm wheel spacers** darn auto correct lol
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    Why not get wider tires instead, which actually benefits you?
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    4 new tires=$400, 4 wheel spacers=$100.
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    True, but prob sooner rather then later your tires will need to be replaced, and then you have 100 dollars of metal sitting around

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    Yah, or an even wider look. My tires have 5k on em so they are still very good. But I definitely see your guys' points.
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    either save your $100 towards new tires, or use it for some other mod.
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    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.
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    personally, if u want something sticking out of the fender down their, buy a pair of Rally Armors haha

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    Don't put wheel spacers on your car. Bugeyes deserve to be treated better than that
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    Why even run spacers on a stock suspension. It just looks bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdoug60 View Post
    Why even run spacers on a stock suspension. It just looks bad.
    It's all about the herrafrush movement yo!!!

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    ^^^ LOL @ "Herrafrush"

    25 mm spacers will shear the wheels off your lugs within a few miles.... then how cool will you look sliding down the road grinding on your rotors? Your lugnuts likely wouldnt go on more than 2 or 3 turns. Not to mention, they are illegal to use on public roads..... so if you were to make an insurance claim and your insurance company found out about it... you could be in jail.

    Then you'd be herrafrushed...... and herrafrucked

    5mm spacers MAX on stock lugs... and even those are risky, require frequent checking, and are generally only used to correct very minor wheel fitment issues. They will not make your car "look" any different.
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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.
    This is the best, most knowledgeable, intelligent post regarding spacers I have ever seen on this forum. to you sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    ^^^ LOL @ "Herrafrush"

    25 mm spacers will shear the wheels off your lugs within a few miles.... then how cool will you look sliding down the road grinding on your rotors? Your lugnuts likely wouldnt go on more than 2 or 3 turns. Not to mention, they are illegal to use on public roads..... so if you were to make an insurance claim and your insurance company found out about it... you could be in jail.

    Then you'd be herrafrushed...... and herrafrucked

    5mm spacers MAX on stock lugs... and even those are risky, require frequent checking, and are generally only used to correct very minor wheel fitment issues. They will not make your car "look" any different.
    Dude, where the hell have you been lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    This is the best, most knowledgeable, intelligent post regarding spacers I have ever seen on this forum. to you sir.
    +1 here!
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