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Old 07-19-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Long story short -- I had to find a different size race tire (not because I wanted to, but because I couldn't find the right size quickly). They are a little bit bigger.... and they rub.

In the front I need about a 1/4" spacer but in the rear I have enough clearance. How bad is it to run spacers in the front only?

I know this is going to throw the track off front to rear.. but how is this going to impact lap times... will it?

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I run 5mm spacers for no other purpose than to dial out a little understeer
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I have 2 15mm bolt on spacers in 5x100. pm me
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I am more curious about the downsides of running front wheel spacers (10mm) and no spacers in the rear. Seems like the track would be thrown off... but bigger tires are probably more beneficial than optimized track.
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I am more curious about the downsides of running front wheel spacers (10mm) and no spacers in the rear. Seems like the track would be thrown off... but bigger tires are probably more beneficial than optimized track.
i have 18x9 and 18x8 for my front tires. i run 8mm in the front and nothig in the back. no problems for the last few years.
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Several times I've seen wheels using spacers loosen up during track use. And this was after torqueing the lugs right before going out. Maybe they were crappy spacers, crappy lugs, crappy studs, I don't know. But personally I'd NEVER use spacers on the track. All that said, if you run a 10mm spacer, aren't you worried about now rubbing the fender (I assume you're rubbing the strut)? If you do run a 10mm spacer, you'll also need longer studs. As far as where to get them, try Tirerack.
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I'd stick with a trusted name like H&R when it comes to wheel spacers.
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Several times I've seen wheels using spacers loosen up during track use. And this was after torqueing the lugs right before going out. Maybe they were crappy spacers, crappy lugs, crappy studs, I don't know. But personally I'd NEVER use spacers on the track. All that said, if you run a 10mm spacer, aren't you worried about now rubbing the fender (I assume you're rubbing the strut)? If you do run a 10mm spacer, you'll also need longer studs. As far as where to get them, try Tirerack.
I already had to switch to extended studs, because I was stripping the stock studs to often (after maybe 10 wheel changes).

I've got about -2.25* camber in the front, plus I flattened the fender lip... so that clearance was taken care of. I also had to remove the front inner fender liners.

I didn't have any problems with the lugs backing off on me last weekend. I have had that problem in the past, but I attributed it to 2 things:
1) Stock wheel studs
2) Fresh paint on the wheels (that got onto the lug nut seat)


I went with 10mm hubcentric Ichiba spacers. They seemed to work great. They also came with more wheels studs, so when it is time to replace the rear studs I am good to go.

Thanks for the input.

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