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Old 04-29-2010, 01:58 PM   #21
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The offset of the OEM rear ZHP wheel is +51, so a 15mm spacer would make it like a +36. Front OEM ZHP is +47 offset.
zhp rear offset is +50mm, not +51!
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:16 PM   #22
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Just a different approach:
I took my 8.5x18 + 255/35's from the rear and installed on the front with no clearance issues at all (stock height) then bought another pair of 8.5's and mounted 275/35's on the rear. I did have to roll my fender lips and beat in the inner fenders for clearance (used the pound and spray paint method multiple times) after I installed front and rear braces so that the rear suspension did not move.
This gave me much more grip AND more aggressive stance.

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Old 04-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #23
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Looks good - why did you change though? So were you able to remove your -2 camber at the back by swapping spacers?

Can one run 15front and 15 rear?
I needed more clearance in the rear for the drop. Check the sig for my current ride height. I don't have my fenders rolled. I was able to remove some of the camber; however, I don't remember exactly what it's at now. I can check the printout when I get home today.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #24
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mine is slightly lower than stock sport and after trying a few different sizes I went for 12/12. It's not just about filling the top of the fender, you have to keep the bottom half happy too and I don't think it looks good if too much rubber is protruding there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:25 PM   #25
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The most common set up on the ZHP is 12mm front and 15mm rear. This is what I have.











I gotta know where you got that black 330 emblem from! I want one, looks freakin sweet... Very nice ride too btw.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #26
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Sorry to rez an old thread - but I've searched for a while and can't quite find the answer. I can see that for a stock wheel/suspension ZHP COUPE, the best fitment will be 12mm front 15mm rear. What about a sedan? I'm not quite understanding the whole fitment and ET offset measurements and how it plays into spacers. I've read the threads but it's just not sinking in...

I've got a stock wheel/suspension '04 ZHP sedan and would like to run spacers just to make it look more flush. I've also read that 10mm isn't necessarily a good setup because it's not a "natural"/typical setup or stance...

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #27
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I run 15mm rear and 12.5mm on front on my non-ZHP sedan. Just to give you an idea.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #28
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Sorry to rez an old thread - but I've searched for a while and can't quite find the answer. I can see that for a stock wheel/suspension ZHP COUPE, the best fitment will be 12mm front 15mm rear. What about a sedan? I'm not quite understanding the whole fitment and ET offset measurements and how it plays into spacers. I've read the threads but it's just not sinking in...

I've got a stock wheel/suspension '04 ZHP sedan and would like to run spacers just to make it look more flush. I've also read that 10mm isn't necessarily a good setup because it's not a "natural"/typical setup or stance...

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What's going to be perfect is really going to be up to you. You can take a few measurements which help find the sweet spot for spacers on your car. We made a video showing how to take these measurements, I've embedded it below, it should help you figure out exactly what is best for you and your car. Once you figure out how far you'd like to move the wheels out I have a full range of spacers HERE for your car. One more thing to think about when putting spacers on any vehicle is lug bolt length, you'll need extended lugs to allow the lugs to properly secure the wheel to the hub of the car. If you go to the previously mentioned link (or just click HERE) and scroll about half way down the page you'll see spacer kits with extended bolts, on those kits we've already selected the right bolts for that size spacer on your car.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #29
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Man, I really need to get some spacers! Looking awesome guys!

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #30
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #31
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ECS - thanks for the video, that's a good help.

But how do the wheel ETs (offsets) play into the measurements?

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #32
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I run 15mm rear and 12.5mm on front on my non-ZHP sedan. Just to give you an idea.

Do you have a picture that's at a better angle to show the fit of your wheels? You think my coupe would use the same spacers?

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #33
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Here are a few pics of my ZHP with 10mm front and 12mm rear. I used Turner Motorsport spacers.









Closer shot of the rears


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@WDE46 the coupe should have absolutely no issues running with 10mm front/12mm rears.....I will say that you could get away with 15mm rears on a coupe easily....not on sedan.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:00 AM   #34
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Cak323: stock suspension and wheels? Looks perfect, literally perfect.

edit: I went to the TM store and see they only have 12.5mm spacers, not 12s.. I assume that's what you're runnin?

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #35
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Here are a few pics of my ZHP with 10mm front and 12mm rear. I used Turner Motorsport spacers.









Closer shot of the rears


Closer shot of the front



@WDE46 the coupe should have absolutely no issues running with 10mm front/12mm rears.....I will say that you could get away with 15mm rears on a coupe easily....not on sedan.
I'm currently running 12.5 front and 15mm rear. I had to do a lot of work on the rear though to get it to fit with how low I am. (I am running 235 tires all around on the staggered zhp wheels).
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #36
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I love my 135's but wish they weighted about 10 pounds less each. I'll have to look into doing this to my car to make it look a little more aggressive.

So it sounds like 12/12 is the way to go I don't want to have to roll my fenders at all.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #37
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It really depends how high/low you are. I just cut out some more liner and I'm still rubbing in the rear. I think it might actually be rubbing way up high inside the actual fender itself. I don't think this is going to be solvable unless I raise it up or dial in more negative camber.
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It really depends how high/low you are. I just cut out some more liner and I'm still rubbing in the rear. I think it might actually be rubbing way up high inside the actual fender itself. I don't think this is going to be solvable unless I raise it up or dial in more negative camber.
How low are you? I'm going to be doing a full suspension refresh next month. Most likely will be going lower...been thinking about the FSD Koni/Eibach Kit.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:12 AM   #40
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I'm currently running 12.5 front and 15mm rear. I had to do a lot of work on the rear though to get it to fit with how low I am. (I am running 235 tires all around on the staggered zhp wheels).
What is the length of the bolt you used for the rear with 15mm spacer.
I installed a 15 mm o the rear with 1.5 bolt. I thing it messed up the spring inside the rear disk. Its noe making some clicking noise.

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