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Old 10-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Will I benefit from spacers?

I have style 68s and stock suspension and was wondering if spacers would be a good idea for appearance and performance or a waste of money...
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by this. Spacers increase the width of your vehicles track, improving stability and handling through turns.

Spacers alone are pretty worthless, but in conjunction with a more performance oriented suspension they are nice. Plus they improve the appearance of your car.
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Technically they do increase track width but not in a way that is best for handling. Adding spacers changes scrub radius of the suspension which results in lost steering feedback and response.
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Do you have the staggered 68s or square? I had 10mm spacers on my staggered 68s and it was ALMOST flush in the rear. Fronts are a different story, not sure about those.
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You won't notice a change in performance. It does change the appearance though and if done correctly is worth it IMO
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Do you have the staggered 68s or square? I had 10mm spacers on my staggered 68s and it was ALMOST flush in the rear. Fronts are a different story, not sure about those.
I have staggered 68s
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Not sure what you mean by this. Spacers increase the width of your vehicles track, improving stability and handling through turns.

Spacers alone are pretty worthless, but in conjunction with a more performance oriented suspension they are nice. Plus they improve the appearance of your car.
+1... make sure you get the proper spacer sizing. Not sure if you are looking to do some fender modification to push it out further or not, but just make sure you are getting the proper sizing for whatever it is you are trying to achieve.
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