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Hi Guys,<p>I found some cheap spacers for under $20 that are 12mm each, but I cant seem to find any 12mm extended lug bolts... I was wondering if I get the 15mm will they be too long to safely use with 12mm spacers? Im hoping there is enough room inside the wheel hub assembly to accommodate the extra 3mm to be able to hold the wheel in place, if not, do you think that a 10mm extended lug would be enough to hold safely? Cant seem to find any answers to the question of if the extended lugs need to be exactly the same offset as the spacer. Im hoping that since 5mm spacers dont always need to have the extended lugs, if I stay within a 5mm difference I will be okay, but wanted to hear from everyone else, and if you think I should go for a little longer on the bolts, or a little shorter.<p>Thanks everyone and keep driving. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Are you sure the wheel spacers you found have the right bolt pattern? Also make sure they are hubcentric. I would suggest paying for the better spacers/wheel lugs.
 

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Re: (SHIFT_S60R)

Well 10mm should work since there would be 2mm difference and people run stock bolts on 5mm spacers all the time. Yeah, make sure they are hubcentric, otherwise putting on/taking off the wheel will be a nightmare.
 

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They are on ebay, I cant pull the listing because Im at work, but they are the only thing that comes up for s60r spacers. I'll try to check to see if they are hubcentric. They are $16, which sounds about right for a tiny piece of milled aluminum, I know its a pretty important piece of safety equipment, but 149 for the ipd ones seems a little outlandish, doesnt it? Let me know what you guys think... also, what about some 25mm, I have at least a full inch to go out on my stock 18's, Im not sure why the consensus seems to be 15mm in the rear? does it affect the camber or toe too much if you go with something as large as the 20mm or 25mm?<p>Thanks!
 

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well 16$ for spacers is a ridiculous price too
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jgochoco</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They are on ebay, I cant pull the listing because Im at work, but they are the only thing that comes up for s60r spacers. I'll try to check to see if they are hubcentric. They are $16, which sounds about right for a tiny piece of milled aluminum, I know its a pretty important piece of safety equipment, but 149 for the ipd ones seems a little outlandish, doesnt it? Let me know what you guys think... also, what about some 25mm, I have at least a full inch to go out on my stock 18's, Im not sure why the consensus seems to be 15mm in the rear? does it affect the camber or toe too much if you go with something as large as the 20mm or 25mm?<p>Thanks! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah for $16 you're not going to get hubcentric spacers. Get some H&R spacers that are hubcentric and have a lip on them. The only generic spacers that are worthwhile are 5mm to space out the fronts since their are narrower than the hub lip.
 

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If you use lug bolts that are too long for the actual spacer, such as 15mm extended bolts on 10mm spacers, you WILL have issues. The wheel will not turn. It is a major issue in the front, compared to the rear.
 

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anything more than 15mm and your wheels will stick out past your fenders.The thicker the spacer the harder it is on your hub wheel bearings etc.
 

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thanks for the advice! I think I'll go for the ipd $149 kit once i get a little more money saved up, and can drop it with some springs. too, dont want my wheels falling off at 125mph, or voiding my certified preowned warranty (which has been absolutely a lifesaver in the last year, POWELL VOLVO in Scottsdale ROCKS!) im going to spend the money on a quality part. completely unrelated, anyone have any better instructions for removing the taillight? i tried to follow the one post on here but it does not simply slide out once you take off the three screws for me. Also, Im paranoid about removing the lights from the clips, dont want to break the little gray light holders or worse and pull the wiring out doing so, any tips on how to unplug all the lights in the tail light assembly? screwdriver and a cloth over it or something? ill poke around that topic more... thanks fellow V racers!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well 10mm should work since there would be 2mm difference and people run stock bolts on 5mm spacers all the time. Yeah, make sure they are hubcentric, otherwise putting on/taking off the wheel will be a nightmare. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Oh GOD 2mm is not enough threads to hold it.<br>You need at least 6-7 threads
 
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