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Old 06-03-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have a set of 10mm eibach spacers, I've been skeptic on installing them after reading that spacers will aid the wear of bearings and such. Anyone installed spacers this size? Any problems?
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Why are you installing spacers? Do you have longer studs? IMO the bigger issues with spacers (pushing the wheels out without adding wheel size) is the unfavorable change to the scrub radius. Steering will be heavier, the car will tramline more, and bumps will be more harsh.
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I do have longer studs(they were in the kit) I have prodrive p 1's that are stock offset, and wanted to get rid of the sunk in look but was unsure or the effects of them - which doesn't sound like anything I would want..
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I dont think you'll run into tramlining issues (at least anymore than normal) unless you are running a wider tire.

You'll be fine with the spacers, dont be scared. There is going to be increased stress on the wheel bearings, but you'll get that issue by simply running a lower offset wheel in the first place (same with the scrub radius issues).
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Thanks for the info, I didn't want to go to all the trouble of swapping studs out then not be happy with the aftermath.
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