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Old 03-29-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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i put 5mm spacers in the rear of my 02 impreza. do i need to install the extended studs, or should i be good with the stock studs?
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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5mm should be fine without longer studs.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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thats what i was hoping!
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:33 PM   #4
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whoa whoa.. u put just spacers on the rear? i thought u cant do that cause ull mess up the diff?
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:07 PM   #5
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that doesnt have anything to do with the diff! its not like my wheels are going to be spinning any faster or slower because they are further away from the diff. you cant have a big difference in the circumferance of one tire to another because the larger tire will be spinning slower than the smaller, thus causing damage.
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Old 05-09-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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You need to be able to get 8 full turns of the lugnut on the stud for it to be considered "safe"

I run a 1/4" spacer in the front for my race wheels and I bought the Nismo 50mm studs. They work perfectly. I get about 10 turns with them.
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Old 05-09-2006, 03:58 PM   #7
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yeah i have the extended studs. ill put them on when i do my brakes.
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:27 PM   #8
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do the spacers cause any extra wear on wheel/ axel components (bearings etc.) i am looking into wheels and think i will need to space to clear my brakes but dont want to hurt nething
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:06 AM   #9
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how do the spacers feel?
(and why not the front as well?)
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:27 AM   #10
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i didnt notice any difference having them on there. i have read that many people have run these for quite some time without any problems.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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yeah why not fronts widen that track man
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:37 PM   #12
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Okay, take it from experience. GET THE STUDS!!!! I lost a wheel during an autox competition. I had 6mm spacers on 17x8.5 ET48 wheels. Take a look at my posts in the "motorsports" section under the title, "Official wide tire talk thread....255 and growing"
There is a good pic of the new wheel studs I installed.

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How much where the spacers and where did you get them?
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:21 AM   #14
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as pacobeagle said, put the studs in.

the last thing you want is to lose a wheel at an event or even worse on the street.
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I am using 5mm spacers in the front and have no installed longer studs yet. I have 7.5 turns of thread engagement before properly torqued, but I would like a little more especially since making the switch to 255's.

We had ours made by the guys at wheelspacers.com. Really nice guy that does beautiful work. He will custom make any thickness or style you want. Ours were around $40 retail a piece.
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do the spacers cause any extra wear on wheel/ axel components (bearings etc.) i am looking into wheels and think i will need to space to clear my brakes but dont want to hurt nething
I've seen a Subaru FAQ that said your offset should stay within 5mm of OE. Most Subies are +53, so anything down to +48 is fine. Beyond that and you start to get into a grey area. You're trading off fitting wider tires (more grip, better looking) for bearing wear. The farther you go the sooner you'll have to get your bearing replaced. For some people that's a trade worth making. For others it's not.
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I am using 5mm spacers in the front and have no installed longer studs yet. I have 7.5 turns of thread engagement before properly torqued, but I would like a little more especially since making the switch to 255's.

We had ours made by the guys at wheelspacers.com. Really nice guy that does beautiful work. He will custom make any thickness or style you want. Ours were around $40 retail a piece.

$40 each or a pair?
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40 each.
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You need to be able to get 8 full turns of the lugnut on the stud for it to be considered "safe"

I run a 1/4" spacer in the front for my race wheels and I bought the Nismo 50mm studs. They work perfectly. I get about 10 turns with them.

is that all just 8full turns?
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You want at least 1cm of thread engagement (8 turns x 1.25 mm pitch)



H&R makes a Subaru-specific 5mm 5x100 kit that includes 2 spacers and 10 extended lugs. I'm trying to get rid of mine
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You want at least 1cm of thread engagement (8 turns x 1.25 mm pitch)

H&R makes a Subaru-specific 5mm 5x100 kit that includes 2 spacers and 10 extended lugs. I'm trying to get rid of mine
You only have two spacers though, correct?

If it were (4), I'd take them off your hands. I just don't want to throw the rears wider than the fronts.

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yes, only two
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for how much? how thick is it?
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the rears are narrower than the fronts. adding spacers in the rear, will only make the track closer.
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the rears are narrower than the fronts. adding spacers in the rear, will only make the track closer.
How are the rears narrower?
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