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Old 11-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Anyone have any luck with wheel spacers? I would like to get some for my bugeye. I wish I would have just bought some wide wheels but mine are 7.5 so I need some recommendations on a nice spacer to make it look more mean. Thanks!

Also where do I buy some nice blue or red beafy lug nuts?
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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Buying spacers for that reason is terribly wrong on about 15 levels, but I'll move this to the better forum so people smarter than I can tell you this.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
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Well I like the look so I want spacers
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #4
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sell your old wheels and buy something that fits right. Spacers will cost you as much as a wheel upgrade (if you do it right - and its easy to do it wrong, really easy...)

end of story.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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spacing wheels to look koo is just SO

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Old 11-16-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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Well I like the look so I want spacers
So you also like putting lots of extra stress on your hubs than what they were originally engineered for? Thats cool.

Don't get spacers.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:21 PM   #7
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i don't want to hijack this thread or anything but-

what is the consensus on running a small spacer, like 5mm/0.2" ??

just wondering
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:20 PM   #8
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When I want to go buy a wheel that is offset, what do I look for in numbers? I defiantly want a beefy look. I want a 18 inch wheel and a 40 series tire. So do I need like a 9.5 width or 255 series tire or something?
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So you also like putting lots of extra stress on your hubs than what they were originally engineered for?
Spacers themselves don't put any more stress on the hub as a wheel with the same net-offset. Example: Running +50 wheels with a 15mm spacer is going to put the exact same amount of stress on the hub as a +35 wheel would. The only thing bad about spacers is that they aren't as strong as buying a wheel with the same net-offset as the wheel + spacer setup.
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Spacers themselves don't put any more stress on the hub as a wheel with the same net-offset. Example: Running +50 wheels with a 15mm spacer is going to put the exact same amount of stress on the hub as a +35 wheel would. The only thing bad about spacers is that they aren't as strong as buying a wheel with the same net-offset as the wheel + spacer setup.
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Spacers themselves don't put any more stress on the hub as a wheel with the same net-offset. Example: Running +50 wheels with a 15mm spacer is going to put the exact same amount of stress on the hub as a +35 wheel would. The only thing bad about spacers is that they aren't as strong as buying a wheel with the same net-offset as the wheel + spacer setup.
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thank u
if---IF they are installed and used properly

which brings us to the fact that most dont torque their wheels or re-torque them

and buying using the right wheels isnt a band aid used to patch poor decesion making
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if---IF they are installed and used properly
Ya your right. They do need to be re-torqued after a while. But if done right with a name brand spacer (like H&R), there is nothing wrong with them.
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^^^ which is exactly why I said earlier that it is easy to do spacers wrong, really wrong...

Most people doing spacers are going to buy some crap at Autozone, bolt them on and say "look at my awesome wheels, they are so ill!"

Spending money on a quality set of spacers like H&R vs just buying the right wheels in the first place is dumb.

NOW, buying a sick set of wheels and still needing some more track width and buying a set of quality spacers is legit. But that isn't what I think the OP has in mind.
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All I want to do is get some wheel spacers that make my wheels stick out a little furtherthan they are now. Will this really be dangerous?
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All I want to do is get some wheel spacers that make my wheels stick out a little furtherthan they are now. Will this really be dangerous?
Buy some H&R spacers and be done with it. You will be fine.
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All I want to do is get some wheel spacers that make my wheels stick out a little furtherthan they are now. Will this really be dangerous?
it CAN be dangerous

it IS a real dumb thing to do
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Uncle Scotty-

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, why is it dumb? lol
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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, why is it dumb? lol
when you get out of highschool, you will just know
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if you want to run spacer just make sure you don't get those generic multi pattern spacers.
Get some decent spacers like H&R, Ichiba or project kics and you will be fine.
Also remember to torque ur spacer and wheel lug often and there shouldn't be any problems.
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when you get out of highschool, you will just know
So you think you can get away with bossing people around because you have been on here for a LONG time? FYI lol Im 24 not in highschool
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So you think you can get away with bossing people around because you have been on here for a LONG time? FYI lol Im 24 not in highschool
Just buy some good ones like H&R and quit listening to these telling you that your life will end if you do. I come from the S13/S14 crowd where spacers are used all the time, even up to 1.5", and have NEVER seen or heard of one failing.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:14 AM   #22
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What offset are your current wheels?

Spacers are a band-aid that should be avoided if at all possible.

If you do HAVE to get spacers, get something quality, like H&R.

If you do get spacers, you really don't want to go more than 3mm with the stock studs. 5mm is possible but pushing it. Anything more than that and you will have to get extended wheel studs.

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When I want to go buy a wheel that is offset, what do I look for in numbers? I defiantly want a beefy look. I want a 18 inch wheel and a 40 series tire. So do I need like a 9.5 width or 255 series tire or something?
There's no way you'd be able to fit 9.5" wheel and a 255 tire on an '02 without some SERIOUS fender work. If you don't want to roll the fenders I'd stick with an 18x8 (maybe an 18x8.5) and a 235/40-18 tire.
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What offset are your current wheels?

Spacers are a band-aid that should be avoided if at all possible.

If you do HAVE to get spacers, get something quality, like H&R.

If you do get spacers, you really don't want to go more than 3mm with the stock studs. 5mm is possible but pushing it. Anything more than that and you will have to get extended wheel studs.



There's no way you'd be able to fit 9.5" wheel and a 255 tire on an '02 without some SERIOUS fender work. If you don't want to roll the fenders I'd stick with an 18x8 (maybe an 18x8.5) and a 235/40-18 tire.
If I fender roll, what is the maximum I can get?
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Depending on the wheel width, wheel offset, tire size, tire brand, suspension, and camber, you might be able to do a 255, but I'd play it safe and stick with a 245.
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