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Old 03-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #51
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I know for a fact the Ichiba ones are Hubcentric+Wheelcentric, at least in the 10mm size.
And I found out last week the ichiba studs are complete garbage.

4 of them had the splines strip in the hub, resulting in spinning lug nuts. I had to drill them all out. The h&r's I have in the rear are all still in great condition.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #52
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And I found out last week the ichiba studs are complete garbage.

4 of them had the splines strip in the hub, resulting in spinning lug nuts. I had to drill them all out. The h&r's I have in the rear are all still in great condition.
Wow good to know. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #53
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And I found out last week the ichiba studs are complete garbage.

4 of them had the splines strip in the hub, resulting in spinning lug nuts. I had to drill them all out. The h&r's I have in the rear are all still in great condition.
The Ichiba 10mms dont have studs pressed in...
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #54
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The Ichiba 10mms dont have studs pressed in...
Youre right. I'm talking about the Ichiba extended's that come with those kits.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #55
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I had used spacers, 17mm, on my BMW M Coupe and I always worried about whether or not they would fail during regular driving even though they were of the appropriate dimensions. It is important to consider peace of mind vs. wheel fitment and which will end up keeping you up at night more.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #56
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If the spacers are hub and wheel centric and you have enough thread engagement they are fine.
Both of these car have 1 inch spacers, well over over 500whp and tires wider than hell. They generate enough g forces to start emptying the oil pan on long turns (we had to redesign the pcv setup)




On a side note I think the specification for lug nuts on a Subaru is exactly 67.5 foot pounds.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #57
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Just bumping this for more anecdotal info. Who is running spacers on their GR? What's the size, what brand, what lugs, and have you noticed any significant understeer increase?

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #58
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if you're thinking about putting them with the gr stock wheels, you can run the 20mm bolt on spacers with the pressed in studs with no problem. i think you may have to roll the rear, i don't remember. however, there are tons of people running them with pics. i think perrin makes them as well as ichiba and i'm sure quite a few more.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #59
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I found H&R 15mm spacers that seem to be the go-to on the GR. Not sure but it looks as if you need to get your fenders rolled at 15mm. To be honest I don't want to roll my fenders.

Anyone know the answer to this? To roll or not to roll...
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:34 PM   #60
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Default Hi i work for a wheel paint/repair company

Hey i work for a company that does wheel paint and repair among other things and over 90 percent of customers that come in with wheel spacers are having the same long term issue of warping of the wheel, a wheel or "rim" is supposed to have no variance of over .015 of an ich in the shape, and almost all the wheel spacer customers who need their wheels repaired or painted have well exceeded the acceptable variances, causing bad tire wear, vibrations, and wheel warping.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #61
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I'm no expert, but the po left one spacer on that I didn't know about and of course I didn't buy it directly from them. Anyway, 20k miles later plenty of potholes later I hit the grand mal a few days later wheel almost feel off. Of course there are better spacers out there if you do it right, don't buy a donut and think your fat ass won't break.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #62
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Bump for some intelligent responses. I've run spacers before on VW's, Nissan Z, etc... any issues doing some 10mm spacers all around?

I realize that you will need longer studs to run 10mm spacers. What is the best way to accomplish this?


Before I get flamed, I did search this issue plenty. There is some info out there about spacers but most of it is punctuated by "NO" and the guys asking are typically trying to run 20mm+ spacers on their WRX which is not what I want.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #63
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the best way to accomplish running 10mm spacers? finding extended studs, a set of open ended lugs, and installing them.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #64
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Yep that's what I'm gonna do. A nice member in my local forum pointed me to this thread:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2307284

which has been pretty helpful, even though it is w/ 15mm spacers.
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