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Old 04-19-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Rear spacer help!

I am wanting to space out my rear wheels more so they are more flush since I'm rolling my fenders.

Specs are 19x9.5 +44 wheel with 255/30 tire. I am lowered on Tein S-techs

I was thinking of a 5mm or 10mm... I think 5mm may be too small and 10mm would poke too far... I NEED HELP

I also found some on Wheeldude.com for $10 and others for $45 ... whats the difference?

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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sup man! 10mm should be fine if ur roling the rears. I have a 256/30/19 on 19x10 with ET 37, i just added 15mm and now i sit at ET22!.. non-m by the way. I have poke but thats what i wanted and it looks hot! I rubb but it should be fine once i roll and pull a bit. Based off that I think u will be fine with 10mm in the rear GL bro!
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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I think H&R makes a 8mm spacer?
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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^ yeah i think ur right, that would be perfect i think
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:15 PM   #5
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ask wheeldude if their spacers come with new hardware (longer bolts).
H&R spacers all come with new hardware (longer bolts), I'd pay a little more for a sense of safety. Also check out EAS's Macht Schnell spacers.

Never use spacers without longer bolts, or else you more likely to loose that wheel while driving, don't let anyone tell otherwise.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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Run a 10 or 12mm. Once you roll the fenders, measure how far the tire is to the lip and base it on that.
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I would NOT run anything more than a 5mm.
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^^ BartenderPlease knows his stuff, I'd trust anything he says as far as wheel/tire fitment goes.
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^^ BartenderPlease knows his stuff, I'd trust anything he says as far as wheel/tire fitment goes.
Yes he does know his stuff. I'm just speaking from my own observations. I'm running a 9.5" 45mm offset rear with rolled fenders on a coupe with 255's and from my measurements the max I can get away with safely is a 5mm.
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sup man! 10mm should be fine if ur roling the rears. I have a 256/30/19 on 19x10 with ET 37, i just added 15mm and now i sit at ET22!.. non-m by the way. I have poke but thats what i wanted and it looks hot! I rubb but it should be fine once i roll and pull a bit. Based off that I think u will be fine with 10mm in the rear GL bro!
Any pics of your setup?
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Any pics of your setup?
i should have pics soon, i am waiting for my mirrors to arrive, its under a car cover right now...no mirrors on the car at the moment, lol...loooooong story

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I have longer wheel bolts already. So to get the best looking fitment go with a 10mm and rolled fenders. And this setup "should" not rub correct?
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I can't seem to find a H&R 8mm spacer. Any help here?

halfway between 5 and 10 so should be perfect right?
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I can't seem to find a H&R 8mm spacer. Any help here?

halfway between 5 and 10 so should be perfect right?
H&R doesn't make an 8mm. I think that Rogue does though.
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just get 10's. if it rubs, then it rubs.

thatll put you at a 34. with a 255 it will probably rub, since rolling e46 fenders isnt a true "roll"
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well Wheeldude.com has 8mm spacers... but why are they so much cheaper than all others?
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well Wheeldude.com has 8mm spacers... but why are they so much cheaper than all others?
Because they're not H&R, Rogue or UUC. Who knows how good they are. Spacers should ALWAYS be hubcentric, which WheelDude's does not specify yes or no. Nor what type of material they're made from.

Who the hell is Wheel Tek is a better question.
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Because they're not H&R, Rogue or UUC. Who knows how good they are. Spacers should ALWAYS be hubcentric, which WheelDude's does not specify yes or no. Nor what type of material they're made from.

Who the hell is Wheel Tek is a better question.
The Wheel Tek spacer pictures don't inspire much confidence...
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The Wheel Tek spacer pictures don't inspire much confidence...
Agreed.

"very strong and lightweight"....great.
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