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Old 12-20-2006, 03:54 AM
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uhhh no. all a spacer does is effectively change the offset of the wheel. it wont affect the suspension at all.

duma yeah, +33 in teh front, +28 in teh rear ;)
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:17 AM
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i just read something about it like 2 years ago... and all i can remember is that.... spacer reduce the life time of the shocks or whatever...
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:45 PM
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from what i have remembered reading, i believe the addition of wheel spacers will affect your wheel bearings over the course of a couple of years.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:18 PM
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my wheels are 18 x 7.5 with a 42 offset do u think if i use the same spacer size as you ill have a problem?
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:00 AM
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you might have issues with some rubbing of the fenderliner in the front and the in the rear on the fender itself. Rolling should solve th eproblems though.
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Originally Posted by Control_Are
from what i have remembered reading, i believe the addition of wheel spacers will affect your wheel bearings over the course of a couple of years.
any links to this reading material
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:38 AM
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So do I want a camber kit if I get spacers or what?
How bout 20mm all around on stock 18' wheels
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:36 AM
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i have 40 offset on my rims right now. if i get 5 mm spacers do u think i would need to change the lug bolts too or will the stock ones be fine?
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is this safe? any issues? Any increased wear? camber etc etc
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:37 AM
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Really well done.
Car looks great.
I vote for a sticky.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:48 AM
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i got 5mm wheel spacers on my rear wheels and it makes the wheels look better/ more flush with the body of the car..................BTW i have 18x7.5

only issue i had/ have with spacers is that they cause vibration at certain speeds being they're most the time never perfectly center on the hub but then again, i got generic spacers so maybe its just my case...
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:56 PM
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I need just 5mm spacers to get my 18 x 7.5 rims to clear the calipers. They don't come with exended lug nuts. That means they aren't necessary at that small a thickness? Also, the rear clears the calipers fine. Is there any recommendations against only putting spacers on the front? Also, if I don't need the extended lugnuts, does the spacer just go over the rotor, or still behind it? And I just thought of this. I installed spacers on my wrangler a couple years back. For appearence purposes. Am I just crazy, or if the spacer goes behind the whole wheel/brake assembly, how do they push the rim away from the caliper? I'm just foggy since I'm not staring at a piece by piece by piece diagram.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:17 PM
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Addirional questions: I've read about wheel bearing wear with spacers. Do they wear out more/faster the bigger the spacer? How long 'till I can expect my bearings to be shot? with 5mm spacers. And, approx. price on getting wheel bearings replaced per wheel, or if they do them in pairs.


Aftermarket is such a royal pain to go through when everything's your first time.

heh, that's what she said. . .
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by mastertech86
i got 5mm wheel spacers on my rear wheels and it makes the wheels look better/ more flush with the body of the car..................BTW i have 18x7.5

only issue i had/ have with spacers is that they cause vibration at certain speeds being they're most the time never perfectly center on the hub but then again, i got generic spacers so maybe its just my case...
Yes, you should watch out for that, its not safe since your removing the load thats on the hub and spreading it on the lug nuts instead.

I wasn't aware that you needed to replace the studs with the ichiba ones. I always thought those spacers went on like this.




With the spacer being held on by the old lugs. Anyone know what the preffered method is? The ichiba spacers have empty holes so thats what I thought they where meant for,
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:55 PM
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Check Ichiba's USA site again. Even the 5mm ones I was going to get had extended studs included.

http://www.ichibausa.com/5mmalwhsp5.html
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:40 PM
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jus tput ichiba 15mm in the front
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:25 AM
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what was you offfset before putting them on? Did you put any on the back? Where is the cheapest place to buy them and was it difficult to install the extended lugs?
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:16 AM
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offset before was +38 not close enough for me, so i went with 15mm spacers that brings it to a +23 which is perfect, i rub a lot but im rolling the fenders tomorrow.
idk how much they cost new, but i got these for a really good price.
i got rears coming tomorrow same size but they have the bolts already in them.

the ones for the front came with longer studs, total install time took me a couple hours.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:23 AM
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what spacers are those?
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:15 PM
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