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This is a discussion on Wheel spacer opinions within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ok ok before you guys/gals start asking me if I did my own research, the answer is Yes! I have ...

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    Wheel spacer opinions

    Ok ok before you guys/gals start asking me if I did my own research, the answer is Yes! I have an '11 wrx and I want to get her wheels away from being so tucked up under the fender. I've searched through different Suby forums and read through many blogs and I plan to go with 15mm spacers; hubcentric of course. I'm not looking for cheap spacers and I won't pay for the most expensive either. Any recommendations? Also, any thoughts on lug nuts? Opened or closed, extended or regular? Help me ease my indecisiveness
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    Not sure about 15mm but the 25mm I'm using worked great. Here's the ones I bought
    4pc 1" 25mm Hubcentric 5x100 Wheel Spacers for Subaru Impreza WRX 2 5 RS | eBay
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    Oh ok. Are those 25mm installed there in your pics? What lug nuts are you using?
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    Yes they are installed in the picture. I'm using stock lugs, the spacers are made with new studs that fit perfect for stock lugs. Are you running any lowering springs? Just so you know, I had to roll my rear fenders to keep them from rubbing. I'm running RCE blacks.
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    Looks good bro! I don't have her lowered and don't plan to anytime soon. Just ordered a set. Will post pics. Thx! It's amazing that i got 80+ views but only one reply to a commonly questionable modification. It's like being stuck on the side of the road and people just passing you by...smh
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    half those views are from me, waiting for more responses lol. i like the spacers but a little worried about rocks being kicked into the car.
    have you noticed more dirt on the side?
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    Wheels spacers are potentially dangerous. Buy the proper offset wheels.
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    Listen to this guy! A day late and a dollar short. Im not in any way cheap so you can keep that insult. I don't want tuner wheels when I have clean OEM wheels.
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    If you did the research, you'd know that you should be purchasing wheels within the acceptable criteria for offset. If you are referring to adding spacers to the stock wheels, then I'd believe PROPER research should have ended quickly with a resounding "no" on spacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Downshift_WRX View Post
    Not sure about 15mm but the 25mm I'm using worked great. Here's the ones I bought
    4pc 1" 25mm Hubcentric 5x100 Wheel Spacers for Subaru Impreza WRX 2 5 RS | eBay
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    This is not a smart idea. You have reduced your stock +55 offset to +30. The result is a considerable increase on projected torque with respect to the wheel bearing and LCA. In layman's terms: your quest for looks has resulted in a suspension setup that puts increased stress on vital suspension components, potentially decreasing the handling capability of your vehicle (scrub radius is improper) and significantly decreasing the life of your wheel bearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
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    Ok but in all fairness he insulted me first. My intent wasn't to dodge the swear filter; my apologizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pozito View Post
    Ok but in all fairness he insulted me first. My intent wasn't to dodge the swear filter; my apologizes.
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    [QUOTE=Mikie13;3014184]I fee like this excuse never worked in high school...or with my girl
    And blah, blah, blah..your super kool!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pozito View Post
    And blah, blah, blah..your super kool!!
    His super kool?? Mikie doesn't smoke.
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