Official Wheel Spacer Thread

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    So after much searching I’ve decided that a wheel spacer thread would be helpful. I for one am being cheap and do not want to drop $2.5-3k on wheels just yet. I have been looking into the Perrin 27mm spacers but as I am lowered on Swift Springs I believe I will rub and I don’t really want that. I have read about people having success with 25mm spacers but they are usually cheap ones from eBay and if I’m adding something like spacers I’d prefer they be from a reputable company. If anyone with first hand experience can chime in Id really appreciate that. Anyone with negative comments please use your negativity elsewhere. Let’s keep this interesting.

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    I appreciate your response. I am certainly willing to try these. When I was into German cars H&R spacers were very common. Anyone running these or other 20mm? I’d be interested in some feedback or pics with some 20mm examples on an FK8.
     
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    #4 VinRRR, Nov 25, 2019
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    Some reputable companies that make spacers are Ichiba, Projec Kics and H&R. I used 25mm Ichiba bolt-on spacers and 20mm H&R bolt-on spacers on my previous cars. No vibrations or any issues. You can't go wrong with H&R. Personally, 25mm is the max I would go with any spacers because it adds rotational mass and stress on the wheel hub.
     
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    on 17mm h&r love the look

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    Here’s a video showing the stance with 25mm spacers.

    Turn off your speakers if you’re at work. Lol

     
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    this is solid info, thanks!
     
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    this looks real good.
     
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    this is one of the videos I did find when I was searching for info. But his 25mm are a off brand eBay purchase. Nothing wrong with that but makes me a little nervous. I also read something about having to trim the lug nuts.
     
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    I am Swift too and I suggest 15mm or less. The stockers are tucked in there tight!
     
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    Good to know. You think 20mm is too much?
     
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    h&r like ive got are 17mm on swift you will be safe
     
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    thanks!
     
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    Hi I have a question.. by you using 17mm wheel spacers. Did you have to cut the wheel studs due to it hitting the rim?
     
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    I believe the wheels hub has the indentation, and that will clear the studs.
     
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