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For those of you in the know...<p>Can you stagger spacers? Meaning...can you place say 5 or 10mm spacers on the rear wheels only? And if so...any issues with ride, warranty, braking, etc?<p>Thanks for the input!<p>-s-
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (parkstephen)

Should be fine. Many owners stagger spacers. I plan to use 5mm in the front and 10mm in the rear. Apparently spacers larger than 5 mm require longer lugs, but other than that there seems to be no issues. As far as ride issues go, many people use spacers to eliminate the "tire rub" common to the R. If you use the search function on this site, you should be able to find previous posts regarding this topic.<br>- Jim
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (parkstephen)

I have 5mm(Svenske) on front and 10mm(Eibach) on rear. I did it purely for looks, not to solve/help any rubbing issues.<p>No know issues that I know of and I have about 15K miles on the spacer combo. You need longer lug bolts for the 10mm spacers, 5mm can use stock lug bolts.<p>Search will not necessarily answer this particular question, but can provide other details such as what brand, where to get, what stagger combinations, etc.<p>-Ben
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (gdogg16)

Thanks for all the responses. To clarify - I am thinking of only putting 10 mm spacers on the back, with no spacers on the front. I wanted to make sure you didnt' think I was putting 10 and 5 mm together on the same wheel on the same axle.<p>Thanks again.<p>-s-
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (gdogg16)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdogg16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DO NOT STACK SPACERS. You're only asking for trouble. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>he said STAGGER...not stack <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (phuz)

I just put the 5mm (front) and 15mm (rear) H&R spacers on last weekend. I got them from VIVA Performance complete with appropriate lugs for $240. I have the Evolve lowering springs and with the wider than stock ContiSport Extreme Contact tires, I had a fair share of tight turn rubbing in the front. They still rub even with the 5mm spacers, but I can get a lot closer to full lock before it happens. I have the factory Sport Package, so the rear wheels looked especially "buried" in the rear fender wells. I bought the 15mm spacers in the rear purely for looks, but boy did it work! Much more aggressive appearance and no rubbing at all. Combined with the Sport Package and Evolve springs, it just looks perfect.
 

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TeeRex: how about some pics...
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (parkstephen)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>parkstephen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For those of you in the know...<p>any issues with ride, warranty, braking, etc?<p>Thanks for the input!<p>-s-</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ride? No Issues at all. Warranty? You can take them off easily enough and the Magnussen-Moss law dictates that the spacers would have to be directly responsible for any failure to deny warranty coverage. Braking? None.
 

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I'll see what I can do. I haven't taken the time to figure out the whole picture hosting noise. Email work?<p>Todd
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (parkstephen)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>parkstephen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for all the responses. To clarify - I am thinking of only putting 10 mm spacers on the back, with no spacers on the front.<p>-s-</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's the exact set up I have. I orginally had 10 mm all the way around, but I disliked the look of the front, so I took the front spacers out.<p>I track it with that set up and I have no problems. Looks great too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3112/car0106fx.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Question on Spacers... (gdogg16)

Thanks for all the responses. To clarify - I am thinking of only putting 10 mm spacers on the back, with no spacers on the front. I wanted to make sure you didnt' think I was putting 10 and 5 mm together on the same wheel on the same axle.<p>Thanks again.<p>-s-
Of course, you can only put spacers on the rear, as for the choice of 10mm or 5mm, more reference to the distance between the outside of your wheel and the fender, the flush fender is the most appropriate and good-looking, it is best not to exceed it, or it may cause scrapes.
Here's mine, 10mm wheel spacers only for the rear(at bonoss). I've installed it a year ago, had no issue so far.
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