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Old 01-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Spacers or no spacers? 19x8 ET47 Squared on a Coupe

I am looking for info on spacers: The wheels are 19x8 ET47 and the car is an 02 Coupe with Sport Suspension and stock ride height. I want flush without rolling and the car will be lowered one day.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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You should measure the distance from the top of your tires to the inner fender lip, convert to millimeters, and purchase the appropriate spacer size for your needs.



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Old 01-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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You should measure the distance from the top of your tires to the inner fender lip, convert to millimeters, and purchase the appropriate spacer size for your needs.



I have not gotten tires yet. This will determine what size I get too
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I would get the tires before you buy the spacers, as the size and tire brand/model are crucial to know what sized spacer to get.
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I would get the tires before you buy the spacers, as the size and tire brand/model are crucial to know what sized spacer to get.
I know I want 235/35/19s
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What he means is... every tire is different.. a 235/35/19 hankook is going to be different than a yokohama. so get tires first then decide on what size spacer to get.
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Wouldn't 235 already have barely any clearance as it is? No spacer required IMO.
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buy tires. then decide on spacers.

like what was said. all tires are different. some are wider then others by mm.
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It would be a 235/35 squared set up. Someone recommended no spacer in the back and 15-20mm up front. I'm going to try to go with hankook EVO but tire rack didnt show they had a 235 only a 225.
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What he means is... every tire is different.. a 235/35/19 hankook is going to be different than a yokohama. so get tires first then decide on what size spacer to get.


Purchase the tires first, mount them, put the wheels on, measure, and get the right spacers.
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So the exact amount between where the tire meets the inside of the fender is the spacer I want? Should I add or lose a couple mm after the conversion or is the formula designed to be the absolute answer?
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Well that's ultimately up to you as well. If you want to be safe you could always subtract a few millimeters from the total to keep it more inside the fenders than out.
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The video embedded below should take some of the guess work out of the measurements.

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Really thorough video! Great info.
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