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Wheel spacers

Post by MrRSB7 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:11 am

Hi

I’ve added spacers to my standard wheels, with the standard tyres....

The car is lowered on bilstein suspension from what I can tell.... a bit too low in my opinion...... now I’ve added the spacers the tyres rub in the arches....

Can i raise the ride height of the suspension?? Is this an easy/inexpensive task?? the wheels look really good I don’t want to lose the spacers.

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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by andyg72 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:40 am

Fronts a doddle
Rears are a bit more awkward expect skin loss :)

I assume you fitted 10mm spacers ?

If so drop to 8mm problem solved


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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by MrRSB7 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:55 am

20 mm all round

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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by andyg72 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:58 am

MrRSB7 wrote:20 mm all round
I’m surprised you can move the car with 20mm
I doubt anyone uses that size

8mm is the desired size


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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by MrRSB7 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:34 am

That’s what they recommended in the garage where they powder coated the wheels 😂😂😂

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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by MikeFish » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:24 pm

Either they meant 20mm per axle ie 10mm per side or they have no idea.
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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Fatneck73 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:30 pm

I got 8mm allround plus PSS9’s (altho dunno how much lowered buy). Tis ‘mostly’ ok until Mrs, nephews and Pooch also get in 😂😂😜
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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Fatneck73 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:25 pm

Although, sits pretty nice (when not loaded up).
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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by pule333 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:49 pm

Fatneck73 wrote:I got 8mm allround plus PSS9’s (altho dunno how much lowered buy). Tis ‘mostly’ ok until Mrs, nephews and Pooch also get in ImageImageImage
You bought another one!!!! Always knew you would ImageImage looks really really good!!!


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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Fatneck73 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:39 am

pule333 wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Fatneck73 wrote:I got 8mm allround plus PSS9’s (altho dunno how much lowered buy). Tis ‘mostly’ ok until Mrs, nephews and Pooch also get in ImageImageImage
You bought another one!!!! Always knew you would ImageImage looks really really good!!!

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Yeah..wasn’t planning on it but couldn’t resist. 😂😂😂. Showing above so Op can see that Bils PSS9’s and 8mm’s work ok albeit not sure what drop I’ve got.

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Re: Wheel spacers

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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by pule333 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:14 pm

This don’t look looks 20mm spacers to be honest. Perhaps it’s 20mm per axle? Where did you buy the spacers?


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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by MrRSB7 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:24 pm

Yes maybe your right...... the garage did supply and fit, he mentioned 20mm .... I assumed it was 20 each


Looking at the spacer , it’s no way near 20 mm 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Covkiller » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:27 pm

Why not just remove your spacers, less hassle.
Personally I don't get spacers unless you really need them due to aftermarket wheels.
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Re: Wheel spacers

Post by Covkiller » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:27 pm

Burn me :FIREdevil:
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