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Old 11-14-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
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I have a 97 legacy gt wagon and was wondering about wheel spacers? H&R makes them in 5, 15, and 25 mm what is recomended? I have a set of H&R lowering springs on my car allready will there be any rubbing problems ect. pictures would be great and also sugestions.
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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Don't get spacers.
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:23 PM   #3
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I have SSR comps with 225/40/18 F1 GS D3's. Had to put 5mm spacers on the front. I was told it would be OK.
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:22 AM   #4
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Why shouldn't I get spacers, Ate there problems?
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:21 AM   #5
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I'm curious also.

I am looking at buying Kosei K1-TS wheels in WRX offset...if I decide I don't like them on the WRX, then I'll use 15 mm spacers and put them on the RX-7.

So, who has the scoop on spacers? (especially 15 mm worth of spacers... )
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:45 PM   #6
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I have 5mm spacers in front and they are ok I think. 15mm I don't think would be good. 13mm = 1/2" 15mm = 9/16 + or 0.5905494" That is a lot.

Downside is:

Not enought thread for lug nuts
Puts stress on bolts
Change's the geometry.

Ask UncleScotty.
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:50 PM   #7
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oversized spacers also rest the weight of the car incorrectly on the wheel bearings, causing them to fail prematurly.
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Old 11-19-2004, 01:53 AM   #8
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Spacers are ok when:

wheel offset - spacer thickness = correct offset for the vehicle

Provision may have to be made for centering, longer studs, etc.

On Subarus, spacers always end up moving the offset in the wrong direction.

Subaru rims + spacers might be fine for use on other makes.
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