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post #1 of 12 Old 07-31-2005, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody ever run 1" wheel spacers in the front?

Any issues? Does it look funny?
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All depends on your backspacing.

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I've run them with ARP Studs...... Not the best plan but if you can't get the wheel off-set you wan't (like in our case) you can use them.... Just make sure to torque your wheel often to make sure they don't compress and lossen up.....
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All depends on your backspacing.
My backspacing is the problem, it not enough to add the brakes i already got. The spokes dont come to the very outside edge of the wheel and there is a 1/2" lip between the spokes and the edge of the wheels. Would the spacer screw up the steering? I looked at my car and the back wheels are just about straight down from the fender, but my front are set in the fender. With 1" spacers they might stick out about 1/4" past the fender, but its hard to tell.
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I've run 3/8" spacers on the front of mine for over 20k miles to fit the Baer brakes with 17" Torque Thrust II's and haven't had any problems. Can't say as far as 1" though.

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I've run 30mm spacers on the front of my car with no problems. They are the H&R hubcentrics that have their own studs like what Maximum Motorsports sells
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I've run 30mm spacers on the front of my car with no problems. They are the H&R hubcentrics that have their own studs like what Maximum Motorsports sells
Sweet! Thats what i like to hear. What was the reason for the spacers? To clear brakes? (my problem) Did they stick out and look like a low rider?
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Brake clearance. They stick out some, but not too bad. Running a lot of negative camber helps tuck the tires under the fenders as well. You will get a lot more rocks thrown on the side of your car, especially with R compounds.
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Like huesmann said, it all depends on the backspacing of the wheel in question. If you space out your wheel, there are considerable changes to your scrub radius. Also the increased width would also affect weight transfer, too ( more over steer?). That would affect handling somewhat.

But from reading your posts, it sounds like you are intrested in looks more so than functionality.
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But from reading your posts, it sounds like you are intrested in looks more so than functionality.
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Sort of. I spent about $2500 on my wheels before i got the brakes so to sell those and by cheaper wheels just to fit the brakes doesnt make a whole lot of sense. I dont race the car much at all and mostly get on the brakes hard coming into an off ramp where the stock brakes work fine. Now i'm thinking of selling the brakes instead of trying to rig it up and possibly have issues.

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do it right, sell the wheels and get ones that fit properly.
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I'm selling the brakes instead. I would loose more than the cost of the brakes trying to sell my wheels, and i did not find any cool wheels with that crazy offset. I did the ghetto fix and got slotted stock rotors and good street pads. I dont race much so stock holds up fine for most of my driving as there are usually large cool down periods between hard braking. The new pads bite better and fade less than the stock, so i'm taking the easy way out. Know anybody who wants brand new cobra R brakes for $900. Save over $300.
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