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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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so wheels dont fit what should i do

so i tried to fit my brothers stock SI wheels on and they didn't clear the front brake calipers, spacers are proly my only option, what brand should i go with and how much 5, 10?

the SI wheel specs is 17x7 45mm offset 215/45-17 i'm kinda confused why it didn't fit as well.. explain!!

Thanks in advance Will.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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probably the design of the wheel, esp the fact that it's only 7inch width. there's only a lil room for the calipers. perhaps the accords caliper is bigger than the civic.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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oooo 7"... didn't even notice that.


lol my car has two different set of rims now
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Well arent oem accord wheels 16x7?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #5
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thats why i'm as helllll


kevin needs to get in here LOL
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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #6
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like i said ... depends on the wheel design.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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i see thx.

anyone know what spacer i should get then? and how much would be sufficient?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #8
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I would get a different set of wheels, are these the wheels off a 07 Si?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #9
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i see thx.

anyone know what spacer i should get then? and how much would be sufficient?
i would assume a 5mm spacer would suffice and you can get the hub centric H & R spacers..i think they are like 70 bucks?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #10
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I would get a different set of wheels, are these the wheels off a 07 Si?
yea they are they dont look that bad in the rear, and 19" tires are killing me...
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Old February 13th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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i would assume a 5mm spacer would suffice and you can get the hub centric H & R spacers..i think they are like 70 bucks?
well thats what i'm thinking but if it dont clear im out 70 bucks
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Old February 13th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #12
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yea they are they dont look that bad in the rear, and 19" tires are killing me...
they're definitely nice wheels.. 19" aren't fun to ride on.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #13
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yea not really practical for daily driving

anyone heard of ICHIBA spacer?? or should i just go H&R cuz i've been hearing mix reviews about H&R quality
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go to pepboys or autozone and buy generic 5mm spacers if it gets the job done get the good ones! it will cost u like $5-8 for a set
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Old February 13th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #15
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hmm... and how safe would that be.. o_O?
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there is no danger to it... i drove on the pepboys spacers for about 1 1/2 yr... put them on and u might need deep threaded lugs like i have i can post a pic if u need to see them .. the lugs and spacers lmk
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #17
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Spacers arent really a good option... But if you only need 5mm to clear, I suppose they are acceptable. The brand dosent matter much at 5mm, its just getting sandwiched.

And the offset in no way determines if the wheel will clear brakes. It generally can be a good indicator, but you can get some odd designs on wheels that would cause them to be nowhere near clearing, even if they were the stock specs otherwise.

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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:07 AM   #18
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hmm good point there, i could proly buy the cheap 5mm ones and see if it even clears first
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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #19
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so i need at least 10mm to clear our front brakes
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Old February 24th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #20
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so i'm thinking about getting 15mm spacers so i can make the offset on the wheels to +30 would that be flush? or would that stick out in the front?
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Old February 25th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #21
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depends on how low you are
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if you're getting 15mm, you would have to get longer lugs to make it safe.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #23
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if you're getting 15mm, you would have to get longer lugs to make it safe.
yea definitely


and i'm proly a stage one on the "slammed scale" that we have tein basic coilovers all the way dropped in the front and proly about 5 or more threads left on the back
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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #24
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depends on how low you are
and that offset thread you made helped me a lot
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Old February 26th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #25
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so offset 30 be okay? stick out? flush??
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Old April 8th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #26
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so now the wheels are on and flush, but.... when i turn right a lil faster than you normally would the front driver side wheel would start squeeking like metal on metal i can't seem to find the source.. and its only when i turn...

i have 15mm spacers with the extended studs of course..
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #27
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Could be the dust shield making the noise. Mine did for a while when I put my suspension in then I just bent it back a bit, and that did the trick.

Post some pics of how flush the wheels are now.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #28
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ooo... didn't think about that hmm could be thx.








need to do something about the back tho... kinda weird having front flush and back tucked in..
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #29
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which spacers/studs did you get?
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #30
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