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Old March 26th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, as you may know, I'm looking to make my offset more aggressive, but I don't have the $$ for a new set of wheels, and I very much enjoy my current ones. Hence, I'm looking to run wheel spacers, but I'm not sure which I should get, because I don't wanna be too far out, but I do wish to be perfectly flush with the fender and possibly running a tad bit of neg camber.

here's a shot of the rear...


and here's a shot of the front...


I'm thinking 5mm in the front and 15mm in the rear, what do you think? The offset currently is 18x7.5 +42.

ps - I know I need to get rid of these TYCs, I'm getting everything I need for a finished set of retros in my basement and I'll install those prob within a month.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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If you haven't already, take a measuring tape & measure out how far you want the wheels to be so you'll have it perfectly flush. Don't guesstimate. Anything more than 5-7mm and you'll want to get extended studs for your hubcentric spacers.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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save up for wheels. itll be worth it.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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x2 on the wheels.

7.5 isnt very wide. and if you space them out even further they will look funny.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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get some better wheels, i just tried to install some 15 mm spacers in the front and extend the studs. it is definitely not a easy job on your own.. i had to remove my hub and it was a pita.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #6
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I honestly think your stance right now is fine. if you want more aggressive, do what lilfotoman suggested and get new wheels
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #7
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Yeah keep it how it is or just sell those and your old wheels and get new wheels.

You can make at least 900 from your Rays right now
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #8
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Pretty much whatever needed to be said, has been said.

If you REALLY want to keep your wheels you will need to do some measurements. Also, don't be surprised if you need to buy new tires that are slightly smaller than the width of the wheels. Anything more than like 5mm or 10mm will require you to get extended studs.

Otherwise, get new wheels that are lower offset.



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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #9
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Stance is nice for sure, I'm running the H&R spacers which are 5mm and come with extended studs. You can try 5mm or even 10mm not sure if H&R or Eibach makes them in 10mm but for sure in 15mm which might be a little to much I would say.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #10
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One thing you should know though Trevor is that by placing that spacer on your hub you are adding more stress to it and you risk failures in multiple parts by spacing your wheels further from the hub.



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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #11
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nothing wrong w/ spacers. more stress... yes, but i dont know very many people that track their accords or auto-x them. for DD they will be fine.

i know a few 240 guys that have spacers + they drift on them.
no problems. just make sure you do it right. extend studs when its needed.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #12
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What you said is what I forgot to mention, but it never hurts to know that it's not exactly "good" for your car to run them.

Drift cars get beat to **** anyways. I was actually wondering the other day how much faster they must "age" because of all the stress they experience.



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Thanks for all the input. I mean some guy at the tire store who drifts his Miata told me that he loves the offset of my wheels, because right now it sits just barely inside the fender well. I just really want to set them out just a tad more, but if there's too many complications, then I'll just have to wait a long time, cause I just bought these G-games back in September I think and have only run them from Sep-Dec and now back on in March. I love the way they look on my car... I just kinda wish I would have gone to at least 8 inches wide.

Ummm so if I went with 5mm spacers just in the rear, would there be issues such as brake failure or suspension failure? Dre thinks not. This might be what I want to do... I'll do some measuring. Also, are 5mm spacers something I could install myself? Thanks, guys.

ps - I'm gonna lower the front about another half inch whenever I can get my friend to help me. He has to help because we used his power tools and he put bolts on too tight for me to get off with normal tools. See I have to take a lot of stuff off to lower these F2s to keep the same perch.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #14
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trev - breaker bar is your friend
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Old March 27th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #15
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you don't need spacers bro, car looks good the way it is.. Save up for wider/lower offset wheel, roll the fenders and rock nice tires.
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For sure it will put more stress on the drivetrain, I have no option with the BBK. 5MM is not much any how should not be bad but I like your car as is also.
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I'll be selling my H&R 10mm spacers in about a two weeks if your interested in them. There hub centric and come with all 20 extended studs. Let me know.

If you want more of an aggressive stance, then I suggest getting new wheels and going lower but you probably already know that lol
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Old March 27th, 2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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A 5mm spacer will not really cause any problems for you Trevor.



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Old March 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #19
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Ok, thanks everyone. You all are my buds on here. I'm glad no one who didn't know what they were talking about tried to respond. You all are very knowledgable, thanks. I'll let you know what I decide to do later on, but for now, I'm just concentrating on jdm stuff and getting these ugly TYCs outta here.

Maybe what I could eventually do is run these G-games during the winter, so I can get a BBK. Then try these for the spring/summer... http://www.rbwheels.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1292 ...they're a steal and extremely similar design. I could still get 225/40-18 tires, they'd just be stretched a bit more. Only thing is idk how much of a change I'd really notice, they'd stick out only 3mm more as told by 1010 tires offset calc. I should keep looking, but for now thanks so much, guys!

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Car looks great. leave it. Spacers can be dangerous.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 10:32 AM   #21
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haha i like danger, but we'll see. I think I'm set on waiting and installing my retros first... all i need is oem hid
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haha i like danger, but we'll see. I think I'm set on waiting and installing my retros first... all i need is oem hid
OEM HID? You mean ballasts, bulbs, harness, or what?
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #23
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yeah I need all those still to finish the retro. I've been a little tight on cash lately though.
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