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Old 01-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Right spacer size?!?

What's up guys!

Well shortly I will be doing a full brake overhaul kit and i've been dying for a slightly more aggressive stance so I am planning on getting some spacers. Might as well since i'll already be down there working on my brakes.

Went today to go measure the space I have to work with and came up with an inch in the rear and about 3/4 inches in the front?

Does this sound right to you guys? I did the conversion to MM and its like 25 mm in the back and I was like dafuq O.o

I think i'm about 1.5 inches lower in the front and back and Im currently riding on style 44's they're 17x8 if I recall correctly.


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Old 01-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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drop first then get spacers after that way you'll get a better stance.

25mm in the back sounds reasonable. what size tire are you running?

i currently have the same rim as you, running 18mm spacers in the rear and 15mm in the front. both on 225 tires
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What's up guys!

Well shortly I will be doing a full brake overhaul kit and i've been dying for a slightly more aggressive stance so I am planning on getting some spacers. Might as well since i'll already be down there working on my brakes.

Went today to go measure the space I have to work with and came up with an inch in the rear and about 3/4 inches in the front?

Does this sound right to you guys? I did the conversion to MM and its like 25 mm in the back and I was like dafuq O.o

I think i'm about 1.5 inches lower in the front and back and Im currently riding on style 44's they're 17x8 if I recall correctly.


The car looks great the way it sits now. Are you talking about lowering the car or just getting spacers? The hight is good and for spacers I wouldn't go any more than 15mm just to be sure you won't rub. Good looking car though.


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drop first then get spacers after that way you'll get a better stance.

25mm in the back sounds reasonable. what size tire are you running?

i currently have the same rim as you, running 18mm spacers in the rear and 15mm in the front. both on 225 tires
Mr.Japan!! It is dropped!! You couldn't tell?!

Lol but yayaya! Thats what I wanted to hear! I didn't want to go any thinner than 15 in the front nor back so that sounds good to me.

As far as tire size i cant remember I think I'm 225. Im at work currently so ill have to check when i get out.

Thank you though!


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The car looks great the way it sits now. Are you talking about lowering the car or just getting spacers? The hight is good and for spacers I wouldn't go any more than 15mm just to be sure you won't rub. Good looking car though.


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Thank you mjp!! And no not lowering it that is as low as I will ever go lol and yes spacers wise I think i might take that route also now that i think about it but Im not sure how much of a difference 15 would be.. Hmm

I just want to fill those fenders dammit! they stick so far out and would look so narsty with some flush wheels!


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25mm will make them perfectly flush but I wouldn't want to run that size spacer. I have 15mm's out back on mine and it looks great with minimal rubbing.
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Mr.Japan!! It is dropped!! You couldn't tell?!

Thank you though!

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haha! i mis-read. i thought the last paragraph in your original post said "i'm going to drop it another 1.5"
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Spacers? That's to increase the wheel base I take it? So how far can you go without risking your wheel arches? Can you install spaces with standard wheel arches?
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Check your gap, purchase appropriate spacer size for you needs.
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Check your gap, purchase appropriate spacer size for you needs.
Is there a minimum gap recommendation?
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