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It seems that there are alot of us who would like to get these spacers. I started a conversation with Scott from IPD about this. I also replied to
"R Kelly"s post regarding his spacers and his connection in Europe. I would like to do 10mm all around and I would also like to get the Eibach lowering springs. Some others may prefer to do 15mm in the rear.
Please post your interest in both the size of spacer and whether you would like lowering springs. Again I mentioned Eibach because I believe they are the manufacturer of the spacers as well and a dealer may be more inclined to sell us a combo of that product at a better price.

Pete

p.s. I don't know if this is posted in the right forum.
Moderator please move if need be.
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pafox)

Pete,
I would be interested in the spacers, 10mm front and 15mm rear. Thanks for doing the legwork.


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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (quicklee)

I would buy them too http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (weeeza)

I would be in for the 10mm spacers too...
 

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Any idea as to how much the spacers would be? I looked online at 5mm fronts and 15mm rears and they priced close to $400. That's more expensive than the springs.
 

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I don't know about pricing yet. Rightnow I'm trying to ascertain how many of each type: 10mm / 15mm / springs. I will try to provide some ballpark figures though.

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pafox)

I paid roughly $200 for 10 MM spacers all corners, plus longer bolts. Mine are Eibach. If I did it again I might go 15 mm as with the Evolve springs I still get some rubbing up front, however it is greatly reduced with the 10 mm.
 

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Did you and"R Kelly" get them from the same place? I wonder what shipping to the states would be for 10 sets(in one box incl bolts)?
Any more info would be appreciated greatly.

Pete
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pafox)

Hi,

I will be upgrading to 18"x8.5" rims and lowering my car with Eibachs. I would also be interested, but am not sure what sizes I will need for front and rear. R Kelly, any suggestions? Will 10mm front and 15mm rear work for me, as well?

Also, do you get rubbing from just making a 90 degree turn or does it have to be a sharper turn?

regards,

-isak
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pie_ya)

Quote, originally posted by pie_ya »
Hi,

I will be upgrading to 18"x8.5" rims and lowering my car with Eibachs. I would also be interested, but am not sure what sizes I will need for front and rear. R Kelly, any suggestions? Will 10mm front and 15mm rear work for me, as well?

Also, do you get rubbing from just making a 90 degree turn or does it have to be a sharper turn?

regards,

-isak

If you are upgrading why not order the rims with the proper ET value?
It's always better to run NO spacers.
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (Johann)

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It's always better to run NO spacers.

How come?
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pie_ya)

Why spacers?
without:


with:


the "Gap"


Regardless of what size rim or tire, I would suggest 10mm up front, 15mm in the rear. An important premise:

If you look closely, you will notice that the rear tires are set further in than the fronts, approximately 5 mm. So if you want your tires to fill out your wheel wells equally, go 5 mm more in the rear.

With that in mind, here are some more thoughts.

To allow for lowering springs and/or larger wheels/tires, I reccomend 10mm up front. Others (Britspeed) with springs have reported 10mm eliminates almost all rubbing with 10mm. 10mm also brings the tires almost flush with 235s, and flush with 245s. 5mm are also possible, but still require longer bolts, so I would go with 10mm.

If you plan on keeping 235s, you could go with 15mm up front, but then your front tires would be flush with edge of fender, and the back would be less than flush. I believe that would be be noticeable if you looked close (regardless it will look better than stock).

Going 15mm front and back has the advantage that 15mm are readily available from many retailers in the US, and you don't have to deal with trying to do a group buy, but if it doesn't look perfect...


There is such a large gap in the back, even with 15mm and 245s, I didn't break flush with fender. But the fronts did by about 5mm, which is why I'm going down to 10mm in the front.



Anyways, hope this helps out, I'm visiting the store tomorrow to order a set of 10mm and will get exact prices. Remember, you must buy new bolts with spacers, and those cost from $25-$35 for 10 of fixed taper, and about $100 for 10 of the nifty floating taper.

Online Eibach 5mm & 15mm retailers
http://www.livermoreperformance.com
http://www.drivewire.com
http://www.performancecenter.com

Well I think I have 4 different threads where I'm talking about spacers. Here is even more info and pictures...

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=37270
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=34320
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=35159
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=37439
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pafox)

Count me in for 10mm all the way around! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (PhilUp)

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How come?

Spacers mean less threads holding your wheels on.
Spacers add unsprung weight.
Spacers are not legal in many states (Utah for one).
They can accentuate an unadjustable imperfection in your alignment.
Alignment specs are for a given geometry.
off the top of my head.

And, I run them on my 968 in order to get the turbo wheels to fit. I have a spacer set for the front only where the offset was incorrect. The spacers bolt to the hub and the wheel bolts to the spacer, so all threads are used. Safer, but pain in the butt to check torques etc.
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (FineProperty)

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Spacers mean less threads holding your wheels on.

Actually, that isn't true. You have to buy longer bolts to run any of the Eibach or Powertech spacers I've investigated. The bolts I bought were 17mm longer than stock, and for a 15mm spacer, that means 2mm more thread holding the wheel on. I think that makes sense...

Quote, originally posted by FineProperty »
Spacers add unsprung weight.

Well, they are made from aircraft aluminum, so they don't add much. Easily compensated for by buying lighter rims and brakes, I think Svenske is making both.

Quote, originally posted by FineProperty »
Spacers are not legal in many states (Utah for one).

Well neither are a lot of the mods we do. But spacers like so many other things, aren't noticeable unless you are specifically looking for spacers


Quote, originally posted by FineProperty »
They can accentuate an unadjustable imperfection in your alignment.

Perhaps they fix the imperfection, it is possible, no? (said with French accent).


Quote, originally posted by FineProperty »
Alignment specs are for a given geometry.

I didn't like geometry.


But you missed that:
They can improve handling with a wider track
Allow for lowering springs which REALLY improves handling
Improve your usable turning radius by eliminating the f***ing rub
DRASTICALLY improve the look of the car. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Feeler: Wheel spacers 10mm 15mm / Lowering Springs (pafox)

Just got an Email from Sam Steffanson in Sweden
approx 450 for a set (4 corners incl bolts and shipping)
15% discount for 10 or more comes to about $385 US.

I am assuming it was for 4 and including bolts since that is what I asked about, I will confirm.

I don't even know if this is a good deal...we'll see what Richard at Svenske comes up with as well as "R Kelly" at ATU.

Pete

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