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Old 08-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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So I just got my set of 5mm spacers in the mail. And I really think this is going 2 set my car apart from the others. But I had a quick question? I torque my wheels down to 72 foot pds should I do the same with the spacers? Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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So I just got my set of 5mm spacers in the mail. And I really think this is going 2 set my car apart from the others. But I had a quick question? I torque my wheels down to 72 foot pds should I do the same with the spacers? Thanks!
Sorry, couldn't help but .
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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hope you have extended studs for those 5mm spacers
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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wow. why not just get lower offset aftermarket wheels? what is gonna set apart your car? 5mm wider stance? you are gonna hardly notice.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:49 PM   #5
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you will barely notice a 5mm spacer.. I'd only use on if you are on the edge of hitting something and you need that extra clearance... otherwise it's not a big deal, and it will not set your car apart from the others.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:46 PM   #6
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:20 AM   #7
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hope you have extended studs for those 5mm spacers
I agree
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #8
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Should have just got a sticker, it will be more noticeable.
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5mm spacer should use extended studs. If you don't have them, don't say we didn't warn you when your wheels fall off.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #10
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should be torqued the the same settings.. for safety i would get extended studs as everyone has said.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:18 PM   #11
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5mm is broader line of needing new studs, they say if you can get 7-8 complete turns of the lug, it has enough threads. I ran 5mm spacers without extended stud for a while but the first time I put them on I went for a drive right afterwords and when I go back 4 or the lugs were loose on one wheel. I re torqued them and they were fine after that but I ended up getting extended studs later on. It kind of made me nervous on stock studs but I dove on them for a few months with the stock studs and they were fine. Just check them often to be safe. but you won't notice a differance of 5mm, I only did it to clear brembo's.
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