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Old 07-19-2006, 01:25 AM   #1
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where can i get some wheel spacers to bring out the stock wheels a little?

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Old 07-19-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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I know SPS (spswebpage.com) sells some. I'm not sure if there are other alternatives.

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Old 07-19-2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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There are a whole bunch all over eBay

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Old 07-19-2006, 01:06 PM   #4
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where can i get some wheel spacers to bring out the stock wheels a little?
i have a pair of the h&r spacers that i'm not using. still using the other pair, tho. $20+shipping. let me know...


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Old 07-21-2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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Don't mess with wheel spacers unless you like replacing wheel bearings.

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Old 07-21-2006, 01:46 AM   #6
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just curious, why would it wear out bearings? this is only for a daily driver with stock wheels,not dropped or anything like that

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:19 AM   #7
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:39 PM   #8
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What are you trying to achieve with the spacers?

Always ask yourself what it is that you want to achieve.

I'm running rear spacers, the hub kind. I have had them for about 6 months or so and no complaints so far. Just be warned, rear spacers will induce more understeer!!! Not a whole lot, but be warned that you could be taking one step back. I made the move because I though equalizing the front and rear track could get a little of the econobox squirreliness out of my car when at the edge. It may have helped some, but as you can tell by my less that convenced words I'm not certain the change was worth the money.

I'm not sure I'd want to play with stud hub spacers. I'm not sure they are worth the possible lessened holding strength of the lug bolts. I've been known to be overly worried about such things though and I wouldn't be surprized if that is the case here.

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Old 07-21-2006, 10:26 PM   #9
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just curious, why would it wear out bearings? this is only for a daily driver with stock wheels,not dropped or anything like that

The spacers change how the weight of the car is distributed on the bearings. Instead of being directly over the bearings it moves the weight to the outside of the bearings. When I worked at a auto parts store back in the early 90's when deep dish wheels and spacers were popular, those dumb kids would be coming in constantly for new wheel bearings wondering why they keep frying them. I'd explain it to them and it would go in one ear and out the other.

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Old 07-23-2006, 08:31 PM   #10
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The spacers change how the weight of the car is distributed on the bearings. Instead of being directly over the bearings it moves the weight to the outside of the bearings. When I worked at a auto parts store back in the early 90's when deep dish wheels and spacers were popular, those dumb kids would be coming in constantly for new wheel bearings wondering why they keep frying them. I'd explain it to them and it would go in one ear and out the other.
they are, indeed, tough on wheel bearings...


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Old 07-24-2006, 01:09 PM   #11
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I put spacers on my 92 sc so that the tires where lined up with eachother maily for tracking in snow... but only 1/4" on eather side.... 1/4" is nothing... the bearings can handle that...

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Old 07-25-2006, 09:40 AM   #12
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I put spacers on my 92 sc so that the tires where lined up with eachother maily for tracking in snow... but only 1/4" on eather side.... 1/4" is nothing... the bearings can handle that...
Yeah, I've had aftermarket wheels with a 10mm difference in offset (almost 1/2") for a while now, and no brg problems. They're only on in the summer, though.

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