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Old 07-27-2009, 12:21 AM   #1
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I own 07 sti all stock so far. Until I save some money and buy a set of TEs... I want to install wheel spacers on stock wheels to get more aggresive stance. I am planning to lower my car with RCE yellow later. I've heard 15mm is the maxium I can go without too much stress on suspension.

Has anyone tried wheel spacers on stock wheels??
what size and what brand & model??
May I see some pics if you have?? Thanks guys.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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also very curious! i have a tein suspension but want to make my stock bbs's fit better. ^TE37's are sick my friends got some
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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A load of people have done spacers on stock BBS... everything up to 20 and 25mm. Ichiba and Kics are really good and are 100% proven brands. I ran 25mm Ichiba spacers on my STI for over a year, and they have since been on a couple of other cars locally.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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wow...25mm?? are they all around?
post some pics for me guys. Thanks
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:03 AM   #5
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there's that aggressive word

AGAIN

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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Grippy, do you have any pictures of your sti when it had 25mm spacers all around? Does this effect anything like your suspension, wheel bearings, hub centric rings, anything?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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right... I would love to extend my wheels as further as I can but 25mm seems kinda too much. I've heard from one of my bimmer mechanic that 15mm is probably the max I can pull untill I do any suspension upgrade. I was expecting 10mm in the front and 15mm rear. I dont want to stress my whole suspension too much yet since they are all stock. Dont you think 25mm all around is too much? Can you post some pics if you can? Thanks for your post guys~
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
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you guys bought the WRONG cars
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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Just buy 8,9, or 10in. wide wheels.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #10
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Uncle Scotty, i would love to know how we bought the wrong cars. Considering there is a church of sooper aggressive scooby setup thread in the "members car gallery" with over 14,000 replys and a million views. Yeah, wrong car alright... Haha
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:53 AM   #11
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Just buy 8,9, or 10in. wide wheels.
wheels + tires = $1,500, spacers = $250 all around...

stress is the same with spacers or low offset wheels...

its getting the right spacer what should concern you... ichibas v2 with built in studs is the best option, those are safer...
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #12
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with 25mm how much would i have to roll my fenders? and 25 all around or different from front to back
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #13
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Grippy, do you have any pictures of your sti when it had 25mm spacers all around? Does this effect anything like your suspension, wheel bearings, hub centric rings, anything?

pics! please!
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:43 PM   #14
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:29 PM   #15
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Sorry to bump an old thread but I'd really like to see what 20mm/25mm spacers look like on the stock BBS's.

So who's got some pics?
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:27 AM   #16
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Surely someone has to have some kind of pics? I've been searching and haven't found any pics.
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If you have to ask! I have some more saved on my pc
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:24 AM   #18
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That's looks sick! Please post some more pics when you can! Are those the 25mm spacers? I've been told with 25mm spacers you just need to roll the rear fenders.

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Old 01-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #19
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Pictures are not of my car, but yes it's 20/25mm combo. You need at least 25mm in the rear to clear the lugs. Will post some other shots in the afternoon.
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Pictures are not of my car, but yes it's 20/25mm combo. You need at least 25mm in the rear to clear the lugs. Will post some other shots in the afternoon.
Really? I thought 15mm was the minimum. I planned on going with 25mm anyway.

When I go to IAG end of this month I'm going to have them roll the rear fenders. Do you think they should pull the rear fenders too or no?
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Really? I thought 15mm was the minimum. I planned on going with 25mm anyway.

When I go to IAG end of this month I'm going to have them roll the rear fenders. Do you think they should pull the rear fenders too or no?

not that i know anything, but a 10mm spacer is just a shim spacer...at 25mm you can get the bolt on style that bolts to the disc and the the wheel bolts to that...it's like an adapter but it's the same lug pattern

25mm


10mm
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not that i know anything, but a 10mm spacer is just a shim spacer...at 25mm you can get the bolt on style that bolts to the disc and the the wheel bolts to that...it's like an adapter but it's the same lug pattern
Yeah I know what they are.

I thought I read somewhere that someone had 15mm spacers with the built in lugs and the spacers didn't clear the OEM lugs.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:02 PM   #23
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I want wheel spacers now damnit. But 200 bux for looks in my opinion, is dumb.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:35 PM   #24
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Ichiba 25mm and your golden
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Ichiba 25mm and your golden
That's the ones I'm going to get I just wanted to see who had them on the bbs stockers as I've never seen that setup before.
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