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PrecisionX 01-14-2013 07:34 AM

Spacers or no spacers? 19x8 ET47 Squared on a Coupe
 
I am looking for info on spacers: The wheels are 19x8 ET47 and the car is an 02 Coupe with Sport Suspension and stock ride height. I want flush without rolling and the car will be lowered one day.

VMRWheels 01-14-2013 04:43 PM

You should measure the distance from the top of your tires to the inner fender lip, convert to millimeters, and purchase the appropriate spacer size for your needs.

http://daliracing.com/v666-5/catalog...k-your-gap.jpg

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PrecisionX 01-14-2013 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VMRWheels (Post 15060619)
You should measure the distance from the top of your tires to the inner fender lip, convert to millimeters, and purchase the appropriate spacer size for your needs.

http://daliracing.com/v666-5/catalog...k-your-gap.jpg

:thumbsup:

I have not gotten tires yet. This will determine what size I get too

VMRWheels 01-14-2013 05:09 PM

I would get the tires before you buy the spacers, as the size and tire brand/model are crucial to know what sized spacer to get.

PrecisionX 01-14-2013 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VMRWheels (Post 15060731)
I would get the tires before you buy the spacers, as the size and tire brand/model are crucial to know what sized spacer to get.

I know I want 235/35/19s

SkrApUNB 01-14-2013 10:36 PM

What he means is... every tire is different.. a 235/35/19 hankook is going to be different than a yokohama. so get tires first then decide on what size spacer to get.

ZeeZoo 01-14-2013 10:41 PM

Wouldn't 235 already have barely any clearance as it is? No spacer required IMO.

rcsummers 01-14-2013 10:51 PM

buy tires. then decide on spacers.

like what was said. all tires are different. some are wider then others by mm.

PrecisionX 01-15-2013 09:16 AM

It would be a 235/35 squared set up. Someone recommended no spacer in the back and 15-20mm up front. I'm going to try to go with hankook EVO but tire rack didnt show they had a 235 only a 225.

VMRWheels 01-15-2013 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkrApUNB (Post 15061671)
What he means is... every tire is different.. a 235/35/19 hankook is going to be different than a yokohama. so get tires first then decide on what size spacer to get.

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Purchase the tires first, mount them, put the wheels on, measure, and get the right spacers. ;)

PrecisionX 01-15-2013 02:02 PM

So the exact amount between where the tire meets the inside of the fender is the spacer I want? Should I add or lose a couple mm after the conversion or is the formula designed to be the absolute answer?

VMRWheels 01-15-2013 02:04 PM

Well that's ultimately up to you as well. If you want to be safe you could always subtract a few millimeters from the total to keep it more inside the fenders than out.

ECSTuning 01-16-2013 04:09 PM

The video embedded below should take some of the guess work out of the measurements.


VMRWheels 01-16-2013 05:04 PM

Really thorough video! Great info. :thumbsup:


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