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What size spacers do I need for OEM wheels?

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Hey guys,

What size spacers do we need for a flush fitment on OEM rims without rolling/pulling? If anyone has spaced out their OEM wheels, please post pics and specs.

I'm lowered on Eibachs btw.
 


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You should look good with some 15mm spacers. I'm lowered plus 20mm spacers and it rubs on big dips in the road
 


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My car is very low in the rear.
I have also added more negative camber.
So I have decided to add a 15mm spacer.




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Thanks a lot for the replies guys. Looks like it's a unanimous decision for 15mm haha
 


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I've been thinking between 5 and 10 in the front and 10-15 in the rear. Been meaning to measure it out and try it.
 


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I will be installing my 15mm spacers in the rear tomorrow morning.





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Pictures? I've been thinking of doing the same myself.
Yes I will post photos.
However please also understand that I am currently testing rear camber adjusters.
So with the additional negative camber I hope that the spacers will bring the tops of the wheels back to normal.




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Photos as promised.
I know this is a little difficult to see.

This is close to negative 2 degrees rear camber with 15 mm spacers on stock size wheels and tires.








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Photos as promised.
I know this is a little difficult to see.

This is close to negative 2 degrees rear camber with 15 mm spacers on stock size wheels and tires.








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Thanks Dave. Any other's with spacers on either an OEM or non-OEM setup?
 


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I have a full set of 15mm spacers I was going to use in the rear but the stock studs come through too far and make mounting the spacer with my wheels impossible.

I was a bit bummed.
 


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At only 15 mm spacers you should just replace the OE studs with longer ones and put the spacers on them.




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At only 15 mm spacers you should just replace the OE studs with longer ones and put the spacers on them.




Dave
That would require purchasing different studs as well as different spacers and the labor involved with replacing the studs. I already own the spacers.

I suppose I could cut the stock studs down...
 


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So I take it that you have adaptors and not just spacers.
You could still replace the OE studs and take the studs out of you adaptors.





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So I take it that you have adaptors and not just spacers.
You could still replace the OE studs and take the studs out of you adaptors.





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Correct, I have the GarageLine adapters.

What's involved with replacing the OE studs? Does the hub need to be removed so the studs can be pressed out?
 


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Taking the OE ones out is easy, just knock them out with a hammer.
Putting the new ones in is easier with an impact gun but can be done without.

I have a set of studs that came with my H&R spacers that I will not be using and will sell cheap.




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Correct, I have the GarageLine adapters.

What's involved with replacing the OE studs? Does the hub need to be removed so the studs can be pressed out?
Did this on another car before, required removing brake shield, winding a spare open end nut a few turns not to show the tip of the stud then hammering it out, using the same nut to thread it all the way to the bottom of new stud and twisting it until it pulls it into the hub.

Can't say it'll be the same for FiST. I haven't looked behind the brake shield to see if the stud will come out without anything blocking it.
 


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