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Old 12-12-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default What size spacers would i need to make my bbs flush all around?

Just as the title says. Looking to get that flushed look but want to make sure i order the right spacers. Anyone done this? What spacers did you use and please post some pictures. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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If the stock wheels are +52, and you want the flush look (+30 to +35), then do the math.

52 - 30 = 22mm

You'll need anything from a 15mm to a 25mm spacer.

Now that's just stupid, since you're now going to need proper hubcentric spacers, along with extended lugnuts. Total cost would be close to a new set of Rotas once you include labor, etc.

It's just not worth it.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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Flush yo!!!

IBUSRYA! (In Before Uncle Scotty Rips You Apart!)
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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spacers = $200
rotas = $800

how are they close to new set of rotas?

to the OP you probably don't want to ask about spacer on this forum, try iwsti. haha
The mods here are against the idea of spacer and flush thing. LOL

What was that thing your parents tell you? If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:52 AM   #5
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spacers = $200
rotas = $800

how are they close to new set of rotas?

to the OP you probably don't want to ask about spacer on this forum, try iwsti. haha
The mods here are against the idea of spacer and flush thing. LOL

What was that thing your parents tell you? If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all?
You'll need new wheel studs + labor to install them.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #6
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Stock BBS


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Old 12-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:39 PM   #8
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spacers = $200
rotas = $800

how are they close to new set of rotas?

to the OP you probably don't want to ask about spacer on this forum, try iwsti. haha
The mods here are against the idea of spacer and flush thing. LOL

What was that thing your parents tell you? If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all?
You're still pissed because I schooled you on what a hubcentric wheel is.



4 QUALITY BUILT HUBCENTRIC spacers = MSRP $115 x 2 =$230

Then you have to figure out how to pull the stock lugs out, replacing them with extended studs. I talked to my buddy who owns a shop, and he says at least 2 hours at $95/hr = $190

$230 + $190 = $420 not including freight or taxes, an easy $500 once you're done.

Now, there are tons of wheels for sale on the board for $800.
So why commit to spacers and long studs when the difference is a few hundred bucks?



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You'll need new wheel studs + labor to install them.
werd.



For the OP, here is an idea as to how the BBS look with 12mm worth of spacers for a total of +40, 17x8"



and because it's kind of pertinent, here's a +48 18x8.5" Rota P45f with 12mm of spacing, for a total of +36.




I won't knock someone's desire to run spacers, hell, I run them myself.
Just be sure to get a quality spacer, and do it right. Don't count on the lugnuts, use a proper hubcentric spacer, and longer studs.

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Old 12-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #9
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Flush yo!!!

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Stock BBS

hmm,
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:58 PM   #10
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You're still pissed because I schooled you on what a hubcentric wheel is.



4 QUALITY BUILT HUBCENTRIC spacers = MSRP $115 x 2 =$230

Then you have to figure out how to pull the stock lugs out, replacing them with extended studs. I talked to my buddy who owns a shop, and he says at least 2 hours at $95/hr = $190

$230 + $190 = $420 not including freight or taxes, an easy $500 once you're done.

Now, there are tons of wheels for sale on the board for $800.
So why commit to spacers and long studs when the difference is a few hundred bucks?





werd.



For the OP, here is an idea as to how the BBS look with 12mm worth of spacers for a total of +40, 17x8"



and because it's kind of pertinent, here's a +48 18x8.5" Rota P45f with 12mm of spacing, for a total of +36.




I won't knock someone's desire to run spacers, hell, I run them myself.
Just be sure to get a quality spacer, and do it right. Don't count on the lugnuts, use a proper hubcentric spacer, and longer studs.

My hub centric spacers came with a hubcentric spacer



$135.00 per set
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #11
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I am using 6mm spacers on my car - they are hub and wheel centric - had them custom made locally on a friends CNC machine.

ARP extend wheels studs $150
lugs - $150
Spacers - $250

They are easy to do yourself, the fronts are of course simple. The rear I had to drill a hole in the dust cover and knock them out through the hole, then used a rubber gromet to cover it up - looks OEM.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:01 PM   #12
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I am using 6mm spacers on my car - they are hub and wheel centric - had them custom made locally on a friends CNC machine.

ARP extend wheels studs $150
lugs - $150
Spacers - $250

They are easy to do yourself, the fronts are of course simple. The rear I had to drill a hole in the dust cover and knock them out through the hole, then used a rubber gromet to cover it up - looks OEM.
yea had to do the same thing on my friends 04 STI, made an access hole in the rear of the drum. I hope he still has the dust cap I made him
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:10 PM   #13
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My hubcentric spacers came with a hubcentric spacer

I'm glad they didnt come with something else.


SCIC style. put some 195's on there!
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #14
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I'm glad they didnt come with something else.


SCIC style. put some 195's on there!

if you want to knock on my grammar thats fine. Just stating there are wide track spacers out there that come with hub centric rings
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:16 PM   #15
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I still have no idea where I live has anything to do with my style or preference on cars?

Stereotype much?
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #16
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I still have no idea where I live has anything to do with my style or preference on cars?

Stereotype much?
so cal = 'aggressive' and 'hella flush' capital of the west
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:43 PM   #17
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I still have no idea where I live has anything to do with my style or preference on cars?

Stereotype much?
nah i wasnt knocking on you. i thought that the sentence was just funny.

and i didnt even see you were from SCIC. so much ironing for you to point that out.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #18
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norcal = 'aggressive' and 'hella flush' capital of the west
Fixed for you

please dont mix us socal people with the norcal
That's BAIC not SCIC
hella flush is a norcal thing.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:45 AM   #19
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please dont mix us socal people with the norcal
That's BAIC not SCIC
hella flush is a norcal thing.
im really confused now
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:13 PM   #20
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California's north and south sides are two different worlds...what's so confusing about that lol.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:41 PM   #21
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hmm,
hmm, indeed.
That looks awesome with the spacers.



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My hub centric spacers came with a hubcentric spacer



$135.00 per set
Nice.
I was thinking of going with a set of those for winter, but honestly, I like the way the car drives with the oem BBS, at oem offset. Combined with stock suspension, the car is awesome as a winter driver as well as a track whore in the summer.

Still, for those who want the wheel to stick out, that's the proper way of doing it.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:04 AM   #22
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so cal = 'aggressive' and 'hella flush' capital of the west
oy, not all of us are "flush" ppl

i certainly am not
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:08 PM   #23
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There needs to be some serious disambiguation about wheel spacers.

I read far too much on both sides, harm vs. help.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:12 PM   #24
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There needs to be some serious disambiguation about wheel spacers.

I read far too much on both sides, harm vs. help.
spacers almost always mean that....

the wrong wheel is being 'made' to fit

or

ya got kiddies wanting to think they koo with the 'hella flush' crap

or

ya racing and need to adjust your setup for that
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I dont know.... but that black sti looks real nice
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