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Wheel Spacers

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, Tires Discussion' started by SKStinger, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. SKStinger

    SKStinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    Anyone running a 5mm wheel spacer?

    I’m thinking of adding a set to the front wheels as after lowering the car the fronts are not quite flush.

    I’m on aftermarket wheels 19x8.5 +35 up front.

    I think there will be enough stud to accommodate 5mm but would like to get some feedback before I buy a set of spacers.
     
  2. brancky3

    brancky3 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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  3. SKStinger

    SKStinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    Thanks! I remember that thread but was obviously distracted by the photos and missed the spacer explanation.
     
  4. GOGT2

    GOGT2 United States New Member

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    I just got a 2019 GT2 this past weekend and loving it. I'm looking to see if anyone has installed spacers on stock 19" stinger wheels to see what the ideal spacer size might be.
     
  5. SKStinger

    SKStinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    The catch is that you have a small amount of thread on the studs to work with. I am running a 5 mm spacer. I don’t think I’d want to go much wider. 8mm might be about it as any wider and you won’t get a good 4 to 5 rotations of the nut on the stud.
     
  6. niko

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    i am running 5mm with 20x9 in the front. i believe if u go bigger than 10 mm u need to run extended lug nuts as well.
     
  7. STINGER

    STINGER Bahrain Stinger Enthusiast

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    I am running 5mm upfront currently, I went up to 10mm for a while and thats the max I would go.

    Make sure you get hub centric spacers that match up to your wheels center bore size.
     
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  8. Manaz

    Manaz Australia Active Member

    Just for anyone following in Australia - spacers are not road legal here for safety reasons (largely because numb-nuts could run thick spacers and not have enough wheel stud thread available to safely secure their wheels - so we have a blanket ban (unless they were a factory-fitted option as they are/were on some Porsches).
     
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  9. SKStinger

    SKStinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    Wow. How is that ban enforced and what is the fine? Spacers are fairly hard to spot so when would they be noticed?
     
  10. Manaz

    Manaz Australia Active Member

    Probably not a lot of pro-active enforcement - but it is a condition of most car insurance policies to maintain a car in a roadworthy state, and if they find spacers, that can be used to invalidate a policy (this is different to them needing to prove a mod caused an incident).
     
  11. GOGT2

    GOGT2 United States New Member

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    Thank you for the great tips! Would any of you gents be able to post some pics of the 5mm effect? Did 5mm fill out the wheel well?
     
  12. SKStinger

    SKStinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    I’m running a wider wheel with more aggressive offset But this might help you. 19x8.5 +35
     

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    STINGER Bahrain Stinger Enthusiast

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    It will be difficult to compare because you have aftermarket wheels.

    FYI, the Stinger uses 67.1mm hubs center. You have to find out the bore size on your wheel to get the right wheel spacer. Ex. If your wheel uses 72mm bore, then you will need a 5mm thickness 67.1mm to 72mm spacer.
     
  14. Manaz

    Manaz Australia Active Member

    Good point - don't be tempted to use spacers that are not hub-centric (ie that have a "lip" for the wheel to mount onto, as that lip is used to centre the wheel on the hub.
     
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