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      02-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question about wheel spacers

I was wondering if having wheel spacers will affect the ride or handling on our cars? How about at high speeds, lets say above 100mph?

Reason why I ask is because I see people on the forum using spacers to flush out the wheel......Maybe the wheels they want doesn't come in an aggressive enough width and offset?

On that note, I wish that BBS CHs came in a more aggressive width and offset.....
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i notice nothing at high speeds with my spacers. i forget they are even there
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This is the most common reason for people adding spacers to their wheels.

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.Maybe the wheels they want doesn't come in an aggressive enough width and offset?
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So when do we need longer lug nuts? Anytime we use a spacer?
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So when do we need longer lug nuts? Anytime we use a spacer?
anything greater than 5mm i would say yes
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They won't make a huge difference in handling. Yes, the wheels will be pushed out but not enough to make a dramatic difference. The main reason for spacers is to correct for a less aggressive width/offset combo or to clear aftermarket shocks.
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They won't make a huge difference in handling. Yes, the wheels will be pushed out but not enough to make a dramatic difference. The main reason for spacers is to correct for a less aggressive width/offset combo or to clear aftermarket shocks.
Good point, hadn't thought of that.......
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