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ActionDan    573
Spacers

Consensus on running a small 3mm slip on hub centric spacer to gain some clearance to the shock tower to allow a little more camber? 

Stock S13 wheel nuts, haven't measured thread engagement just yet. 

4 stud car so finding wheels is painful. 

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JAS-25T    762

You wheels are designed to sit on the hub, ensure that you're not reducing the area they sit on significantly.

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260DET    21

3 mm should be OK providing it's properly done and everything measures up OK including stud length.

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niZmO_Man    1,251

I have GKTech 4-to-5 stud spacers on my R31 that I can pull off :P

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ActionDan    573
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  • I looked at using those, smallest was 10mm though so I thought I'd end up with guard clearance issues, plus then the front track will be wider than the rear, by default the rear is wider, and in my case wider again as it has the S14 rear subframe. 

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    260DET    21

    If you end up needing more front grip then you have the option of using spacers there, it's a handy option to have.

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    ActionDan    573
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  • Gktech said 3mm is fine in hub centric but no wider.

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    ActionDan    573
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  • Checked threads, not comfortable running spacer on those. 

    Given how hard it is to find a square set of 4 stud 17x9, any issue with running 10mm bolt on spacers only at the front? Would mean front track was wider than rear, which is not standard. 

    Or could  just run them all round, keep track even and make car wider. 

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    ActionDan    573
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  • Or another idea. 

    Could use hub centric 15mm or 20mm 4 stud bolt on spacer and then be able run the rear 17x9 rim i have from the other set of the same rims on the front so I can get 255 on it all round). 

    Seems there's plenty of guys on there using proper hub centric bolt on spacers, it;s non hub centric and slip on people don;t like. 

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    hardsteppa    397

    Re your 2nd last post; longer wheel studs and 10mm hubcentric slip on spacer at front? It's what i use....well, 15mm slipon, but same idea.

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    260DET    21

    Pretty sure that in the US it's common to use varying width slip on spacers, think Porsche did too at least at one time. See pics of some race cars with long studs sticking out.

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    R31/4 GTT/S    2

    Would this cause the hicas to play up? I'm running 10mm on front and when I hit bumps on the highway the car try to "crab walk" a little. Not sure if this is the issue cause they were on the car when I bought it.

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    ActionDan    573
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  • I would say no, if the car has even track width side to side there should be no impact on HICAS, maybe the rack works a touch harder as the wheel has been moved further away from the axis of pivot.

    Get your rear alignment checked and inspect the HICAS tie rod ends for wear and play of you want to keep it in, otherwise, Lock it out but do it properly where you press the tie rod ends out. 

     

     

     

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