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Old 02-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Do week spacer Really do the trick ?

I was thinking about getting some 20mm spacers but I dont know if they would make that much of a noticible diffrence.
Any suggestions on what else I could do to Get my Wheel farter out.

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Put 20 mm on my rears. You be the judge here's a before and after.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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Spacing can be good but don't go overboard. 20mm seems alright for a coupe. i have 15mm rear on my sedan but coupes have a wider body (not wider track) so 20mm would probably be fine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Alright yeah they look Good thanks.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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Made a big difference when I put 12mm on my style 44s a while back.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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25mm was too much for style 44 on a coupe. 20 is perfect.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #7
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Put 20 mm on my rears. You be the judge here's a before and after.
Is the front stock or did you put a smaller mm in the front?
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Is the front stock or did you put a smaller mm in the front?
I put 20mm in the back and 12mm in front so they match better. Otherwise it looks like the rear is out while the front is tucked. But that is with Style 71...
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Is the front stock or did you put a smaller mm in the front?
Front is stock planning on getting 15 mm in the near future
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I put 20mm in the back and 12mm in front so they match better. Otherwise it looks like the rear is out while the front is tucked. But that is with Style 71...
Yeah I have style 68's I belive but will be getting style 135's soon im wanting to do 20mm in the back and at least 10mm in the front I want to keep the wheel from not sticking out at all
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Front is stock planning on getting 15 mm in the near future
It looks good im planning on getting some spacers pretty soon
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Yeah I have style 68's I belive but will be getting style 135's soon im wanting to do 20mm in the back and at least 10mm in the front I want to keep the wheel from not sticking out at all
So you basically want to make it "flush" with the fender. It will give you a much more aggressive look. Pictures don't do justice!!!

Here is the easiest way to measure the spacer size you need. It's better to get the perfect size the first time. Check out this link http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wheel-spacers.aspx
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So you basically want to make it "flush" with the fender. It will give you a much more aggressive look. Pictures don't do justice!!!

Here is the easiest way to measure the spacer size you need. It's better to get the perfect size the first time. Check out this link http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wheel-spacers.aspx
Thanks and yeah pretty flush with the fender if not flush maybe just a tad in, ill check my gap tomorrow though thanks again!
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Thanks and yeah pretty flush with the fender if not flush maybe just a tad in, ill check my gap tomorrow though thanks again!
Perfect! I got my spacers from Turner Motorsports. I also bought the extended lugs since it was included at a cheaper price.

Mine are pretty flush, but ever so slightly in. Looks pretty good! I am getting some new rims this week so i will most likely be getting new spacers as well.
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