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Old 07-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default wheel spacer for STi

anyone recommend adding a spacer for the rear wheel?
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Old 07-08-2003, 01:09 AM   #2
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Why?
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Old 07-08-2003, 01:41 AM   #3
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If you did add spacers why would you just do it to the rear?
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:10 AM   #4
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i'm guessing its for a hot-roddy look? or maybe he's got deep dish rims he'd like to use for the back
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:13 AM   #5
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Again, Why?
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:35 AM   #6
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Well without asking why over and over again, i think i've heard somewhere that wheel spacers for our cars with their wierd offsets can cause excess stress on the wheel bearings, which will cause premature failure.
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:39 AM   #7
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what wheels are you looking at

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Old 07-08-2003, 11:34 AM   #8
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spacers = more wheel fitment options... but not for the back...
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Old 07-08-2003, 04:37 PM   #9
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to fit wider tires?
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Old 07-08-2003, 05:02 PM   #10
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Wider tires with more negative camber, and cheaper wheels which would otherwise smack the caliper.
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Old 07-08-2003, 06:27 PM   #11
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.....maybe to fit 17" SSR Competitions (not cheap). They require a 5mm spacer to fit over the front calipers. I've seen them personally fit on an STi this way.
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Old 07-08-2003, 06:47 PM   #12
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.....maybe to fit 17" SSR Competitions (not cheap). They require a 5mm spacer to fit over the front calipers. I've seen them personally fit on an STi this way.
That was probably my STi with the SSR's at Subaru Challenge...? I am running 5mm spacers on the front and a 3mm on the rear. The rear does not need them, but that is what I have to almost even things out. I've tried the 3mm first on the front and the SSR's were just barely rubbing on the inside (close to the hub) of the caliper. With a 5mm spacer on the front, I have about 1/16" clearance. H&R makes quality spacers and 5mm ones are thin enough where the wheel still sits on the hub not just on the studs.
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