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Old 03-30-2008, 11:15 PM   #1
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I've and it looks like I'll be ok, but for the heck of it...

I'm quite sure I need 5mm H&R spacer on the front of my LGT so my 3.0R's will clear the new brembos, so I would also put them in the rear.

MY question is I'm looking at maybe putting 15mm ones in the rear (I can't find a 10 mm set in the DRS style that I need). I'm aware of the shortening of the life of my wheel bearing as this will be mostly for cosmetics, are there any other problems I might have running with 5mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear beside the possible rubbing in the wheel well?

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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I guess according to this:

Width .... Offset

6.5" ....... +53 to +55
7.0" ....... +50 to +53
7.5" ....... +47 to +50
8.0" ....... +43 to +47

Being my 3.0R's are 7" wide, +55, I'd be putting it way outta wack in the rear, so maybe i'll keep to 5mm front and rear which will drop it to +50 which is within tolerance.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:54 AM   #3
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Don't do it. I used 5mm spacers to clear Brembos on my car.

The steering was sluggish. Whatever you gain in width you lose in feel.

One of my hubs went out shortly after I used the spacers. It could be coincidence but I doubt it.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:02 AM   #4
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Sounds good, I'll stick to 5mm's then. Thanks man.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:45 PM   #5
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No, what I was saying is, don't do spacers at all if possible.

5mm spacers are not hubcentric, so I also experienced a slight steering wheel shake, but going wider also puts greater stress on your hubs though and also has an even greater effect on your steering feel.

After I dumped my spacers, my car felt light and nimble again. The added track width wasn't worth it.

If you want a wider track, get a wider rim with the correct offset and size to clear your brakes. Or buy smaller/less thick brake calipers. I fixed my problem by dumping my front Brembo's and going with a Stoptech brake kit.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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No, what I was saying is, don't do spacers at all if possible.

5mm spacers are not hubcentric, so I also experienced a slight steering wheel shake, but going wider also puts greater stress on your hubs though and also has an even greater effect on your steering feel.

After I dumped my spacers, my car felt light and nimble again. The added track width wasn't worth it.

If you want a wider track, get a wider rim with the correct offset and size to clear your brakes. Or buy smaller/less thick brake calipers. I fixed my problem by dumping my front Brembo's and going with a Stoptech brake kit.
+1, I'd avoid spacers as much as possible. Ran 5mm for a few months because my old RPM2's couldn't clear the front 4pots of all things. Shake wasn't that pronounced, but the reduced steering feel, slightly number turn-in and tendency to tramline (I think its because I was only running the spacers in the front) wasn't really all that good. It's also a bit of a pain to put them on/off since I change rims for different events and stuff; the last part was pretty much the clincher for me, but I know plenty of people don't have this problem.

If you're getting a spacer, get the ones that will fit snugly over your centerbore at least, it'll at least keep the wheel shaking to a minimum.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #7
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I see...

I guess if I end up having to use them they'll just be temporary.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #8
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Well, let me ask this then; how good of a deal are the Brembos youre getting? Most of the Brembo brake conversions I've heard/seen aren't all that much of a step up from an upgraded stock system on a street driven car (for the track of course they'll be better), the pedal feel and modulation on most swaps aren't what you'd expect from such a performance setup either, mainly because you don't transfer over the master cylinder, brake booster, etc. from the STi.

For the money, the Stoptechs would be a better choice if you're swapping brakes; moreso if you're only doing the front (the calipers for those have been calibrated to run on the stock subaru brake system and stock rear brakes).
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