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Old 01-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Ebay wheel spacers test

So after a lot of research of wheel spacers and brands, I decided to try some 25mm ebay spacers. The seller's name is DMV Motorsports and they say the spacers are CNC'd 6061 T6 aluminum with grade 10.9 bolts, so seems to be strong enough and the same material brand names use. I got them in the mail today. Only took about 2 days to get them in. And they look really nice. I've only seen pictures of the Ichiba V2 spacers, but from what I've seen they look pretty close to those.



Sorry for the crappy cell phone picture, but thats all I have right now.

I'll be putting them on within the next week whenever I get the chance and post up more pictures and how they fit, etc. But for now I'm ready for the flaming!!! Bring it on!

UPDATE:

Finally got around to putting these on. I kept worrying they wouldn't fit right and/or have wheel wobble, but everything went really smooth and so far they feel awesome *knock on wood*. I noticed a bit of a difference while driving (I guess it could just be my mind playing tricks on me): while taking the exit ramp clover off the interstate, the car felt more planted due to the wider track; also the car seems to slow down just a bit slower while coasting due to the extra weight on the wheels.

So far I'm happy with these, especially the way they change the look:









(Yes I know my car is filthy. It's been raining here the past couple of weeks and I didn't have time to wash her after installing the spacers)
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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Are you using a different set of hubcentric rings? All the hubcentric adapters I've seen from DMV's ebay listings show as being one piece.

I was going to order some 15mm adapters from them but they sold out a few months ago and for some reason those jackwagons refuse to answer any inquiries about restocking them.

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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Just get the ichiba v2. A lot better quailty
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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Are you using a different set of hubcentric rings? All the hubcentric adapters I've seen from DMV's ebay listings show as being one piece.

I was going to order some 15mm adapters from them but they sold out a few months ago and for some reason those jackwagons refuse to answer any inquiries about restocking them.

Good luck.
This is how they came. I noticed all the pictures show one piece construction, but thats just a stock photo. Im glad they came like this. I also emailed them a question and they never got back to me. I ordered them anyway and they shipped right away though

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:47 AM   #5
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Just get the ichiba v2. A lot better quailty
True but after reading reviews on other forums, I decided to give these a try
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:37 AM   #6
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Just get the ichiba v2. A lot better quailty
Ichiba studs are absolute garbage
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #7
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Default How are the spacers?

I joined this forum just so that I could ask you how these spacers are doing. Any issues at all? I couldn't bring myself to pay almost $300 for the Ichiba spacers after all the bad things I have read about them. I ordered a set of these spacers for my 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track, and I am anxious to receive them. They should be here tomorrow. Unless the guy is lying and these are not 6061 T6 aluminum with Grade 10.9 steel studs, then they should be as good as the Ichibas and H&Rs and Eibachs, right?

I read that the seller does not communicate well with buyers. I don't think his English skills are the best.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:30 AM   #8
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:05 AM   #9
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They still seem to be doing good. But I think I'm going to take them off. I'm starting to kinda tell the difference with the added weight on acceleration. My car was a tad bit quicker before and I want that back lol. Other than that I'm really happy with them for $60/pair. I'll probably be posting a for sale thread in a few days for them if anyone is interested. I'm going to save up for some more aggressive wheels with a lighter weight
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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Nice thank you for the review! I might be interested in the spacers. Let me know when you post them up, How much are you looking for them shipped to 78748?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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They still seem to be doing good. But I think I'm going to take them off. I'm starting to kinda tell the difference with the added weight on acceleration. My car was a tad bit quicker before and I want that back lol. Other than that I'm really happy with them for $60/pair. I'll probably be posting a for sale thread in a few days for them if anyone is interested. I'm going to save up for some more aggressive wheels with a lighter weight
What you're feeling is your imagination. Based on their weight, and how close into the center of rotation the added weight is, you wouldn't feel anything.

Also, spacers are spacers. If you have hubcentric rings, and decent studs, then you're going to be ok.

Also the people saying ichiba studs suck, I've done an auto-x season on mine, with many wheel changes and no issues (they were the extended studs I had to put into my hubs).
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #12
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What you're feeling is your imagination. Based on their weight, and how close into the center of rotation the added weight is, you wouldn't feel anything.

Also, spacers are spacers. If you have hubcentric rings, and decent studs, then you're going to be ok.

Also the people saying ichiba studs suck, I've done an auto-x season on mine, with many wheel changes and no issues (they were the extended studs I had to put into my hubs).
You would think it's imagination but it's not trust me. Traction control didn't even try to kick in on the 1-2 shift like without them lol
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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Ichiba studs are absolute garbage.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #14
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You would think it's imagination but it's not trust me. Traction control didn't even try to kick in on the 1-2 shift like without them lol
Well, if that's not solid evidence that your car defies physics, I don't know what is!

I'm with danscomp - you're imagining things.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #15
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Well, if that's not solid evidence that your car defies physics, I don't know what is!

I'm with danscomp - you're imagining things.
I know it's not solid evidence but it helps lol. If you want you can come drive my car with and without the spacers on to see. It's not a lot slower, but slightly noticeable is all I'm saying. Cutting back on unsprung weight makes a difference
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I'm really happy with them for $60/pair

Back from the dead!!!!

When you say "$60/pair" does the pair include only 2 or a complete set of 4 spacers?
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Per the dictionary, a pair means 2.
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Per the dictionary, a pair means 2.
"pair" does not only describe the number 2, rather it can be used as a verb
verb; to pair the items together

noun; pairing knife
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Nowhere in the definition of pair is four mentioned.
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Nowhere in the definition of pair is four mentioned.
Noone said it was.

So..... You've lost me
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When you say "$60/pair" does the pair include only 2 or a complete set of 4 spacers?
Youre quite forgetful huh?
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Youre quite forgetful huh?
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"pair" does not only describe the number 2, rather it can be used as a verb
verb; to pair the items together

noun; pairing knife
Do you know what a Homograph is? Its a word that is spelled the same, but has different definitions.

Using your example "pairing these items together" is completely different then "they cost xxx per pair". In the former - a pair is referring to "matching" items together. In the latter, it is a describing a numerical value. A pair means 2.
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I bought these spacers (20mm) for my 2012 sti. Initially so my winter wheels would clear the brembos, but I just kept them on when I put my stock wheels back on. Everything seems to be holding up just fine. HOWEVER, one of of the wheel studs did sheer off when I was torquing it down I am still not sure if the stud was to blame or if a sharp edge on the OEM lug nut sliced into the stud... Anyway I pounded out the broken stud, bought a new one from autozone, along with some aftermarket lug nuts from rallysportdirect.com. So far no problems, but it does make me nervous to use them out on the track.
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I bought these spacers (20mm) for my 2012 sti. Initially so my winter wheels would clear the brembos, but I just kept them on when I put my stock wheels back on. Everything seems to be holding up just fine. HOWEVER, one of of the wheel studs did sheer off when I was torquing it down I am still not sure if the stud was to blame or if a sharp edge on the OEM lug nut sliced into the stud... Anyway I pounded out the broken stud, bought a new one from autozone, along with some aftermarket lug nuts from rallysportdirect.com. So far no problems, but it does make me nervous to use them out on the track.
We're you using a torque wrench? And do your spacers have the studs built into them? If not you NEED to be running extended studs.
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