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Old 08-18-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Lightbulb n00b in need, need answers.....so what else is new?

Guys, in my quest to create a good handling monster out of my car, i happened onto a possibly good find...my good friend just now noticed that my stock 16 wheels are way inside the fenders, and since the flares dont help, it looks like the body is riding on a smaller axle base...He told me to get wheel spacers (possibly from eibach called the pro-spacers). I need info on them...I'm going to be doing swaybars (F&B) pretty soon and since to add lowering springs, i need to be new stronger struts, i figured i'd get these wheel spacers first instead of springs/struts...

What do you experts suggest??

Good/bad?? which specific ones should i get? is there anything that may be bad or may have an adverse effect? would i look too much like a mexican's ride with the wheels sticking out of the arches??

Please help
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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My suggestion is that you get some lightweight 17X8.5" wheels with a +48 offset instead.
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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The subaru dealership just put yokohama avids V4s as a mistake on my car and it worked in my favor...so getting wheels is not #1 priority...and wheels are not cheap....atleast good wheels are not, i want rotas, but can't afford them...guess i'll have to put sways in first and then decide
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:03 PM   #4
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Ah. In any case, wheel-spacers aren't too popular with the Scoobie crowd.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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Not worth the potential downsides(bearing damage etc.) IMO. Just get some wider correct offset wheels when your current ones wear out.

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