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Old 06-14-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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hey guys

i have a 06 wrx with 04 BBS wheels

the wheels look nice but i feel that it could be pushed out a little more

i was thinking of putting 3 mm spacers in it.

what can i expect from this and would this mod hurt my car in any way?

if any one have pictures that would be great.


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Old 06-14-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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what you are trying to say is that you have been convinced that there is some magical reason that your car looks 'wrong' by those who just want to sell you something you dont really need....but they make you think you do

spacers are a bad idea, in general...and at 3mm you wouldnt be able to tell the difference...waste of time
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #4
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No- he's trying to say that after trading me some 8" width wheels with a different offset for those 7.5" wheels that he wants to have the fronts push out a little bit more toward the fender.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:13 PM   #5
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Grab a ruler. Measure 3mm.
Ask yourself if you'll really notice, and if so, if it's worth the money.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:33 PM   #6
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3mm = .118 inches
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:17 PM   #7
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No- he's trying to say that after trading me some 8" width wheels with a different offset for those 7.5" wheels that he wants to have the fronts push out a little bit more toward the fender.
no...he is like all the rest of the kiddies that think the 'hella flush' thing is what ya gotsta have to be k000 because all the other k000-k000 kiddies gots that

and anybody that traded 8's for 7.5's is an idiot
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:48 PM   #8
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^ lol Scotty
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #9
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Uncle Scotty,

dude chill with the thread bashing.

i thank you for the advice but seriously whats your deal?

and trading and 8 for a 7.5 made the car drive much better so i didnt think it was an idiot move.

i was just asking for advice not for smart and rude remarks from a know it all.

get a life.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:25 PM   #10
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Uncle Scotty,

dude chill with the thread bashing.

i thank you for the advice but seriously whats your deal?

and trading and 8 for a 7.5 made the car drive much better so i didnt think it was an idiot move.

i was just asking for advice not for smart and rude remarks from a know it all.

get a life.


kiddies these days.....
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:48 PM   #11
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Old people these days. 5-10mm minimum.
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Don't forget anything over 5mm and you are going to need longer wheel studs.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:54 AM   #13
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There will be no difference with the 3mm spacers. The 5's don't even show anything unless you already are close to the fenders. I could notice a 8mm-10mm by eye for sure. Most people run 15-25mm spacers on stock BBS wheels to push them out. There has been a few dozen people that have done so. You would need to roll your fenders if you decide to push your wheels out more.
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He is already close to the fender and slammed on coilovers- I think a 5mm might put him right where he wants to be.


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There will be no difference with the 3mm spacers. The 5's don't even show anything unless you already are close to the fenders. I could notice a 8mm-10mm by eye for sure. Most people run 15-25mm spacers on stock BBS wheels to push them out. There has been a few dozen people that have done so. You would need to roll your fenders if you decide to push your wheels out more.
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Uncle Scotty,

dude chill with the thread bashing.

i thank you for the advice but seriously whats your deal?

and trading and 8 for a 7.5 made the car drive much better so i didnt think it was an idiot move.

i was just asking for advice not for smart and rude remarks from a know it all.

get a life.
LOL- I agree here Tom- my car drove much better on those 7.5s. I'm tramlining all over the road on these wheels too wide for my wagon and setup- but these look better on my car and those look better on yours.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #16
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yea man,
enjoy the wheels.

Ill keet you in the loop about the lugs
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:39 AM   #17
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Just to throw in some side input..

I've been debating doing this myself with 04 BBS on a 02 WRX, and I measured out that 10-15mm should be pretty good. If you are the hella flush type, then 20 might be good, but I have a feeling that it would be terrible for your wheel bearings.
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