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      10-21-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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H&R 10mm Spacers + VMR V713 rims = No Bueno

Just tried fitting 10mm H&R spacers on my VMR V713's and the 45 degree centering cones on the spacers weren't compatible with the rims. When the spacers and rims were on, there was a paper thin gap between the rim and spacer walls. Damn... what a hassle. Hopefully the shop will give me a refund for the spacers.
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Having a 10mm spacer is definitely a challenge for wheel vendors and spacers manufacturers alike. In fact anything between 8 and 13 is tough, because you are making a hubcentric spacer that has the same thickness as a hub. When wheels are machined with a high hub taper, stability and strength is sometimes compromised. I've also had a few factory wheels that were not compatible with H&R 10-12mm's.

We do have a couple of vendors who make compatible spacers for our wheels. If you are interested, let me know and I'll see if they can offer some sort of a deal for you
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      10-21-2009, 11:25 PM   #3
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Having a 10mm spacer is definitely a challenge for wheel vendors and spacers manufacturers alike. In fact anything between 8 and 13 is tough, because you are making a hubcentric spacer that has the same thickness as a hub. When wheels are machined with a high hub taper, stability and strength is sometimes compromised. I've also had a few factory wheels that were not compatible with H&R 10-12mm's.

We do have a couple of vendors who make compatible spacers for our wheels. If you are interested, let me know and I'll see if they can offer some sort of a deal for you
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Update: Was able to swap the 10mm's for H&R 12mm's, which do not have the 45 degree centering cone. I was a little worried 12 might be too much, but I'm glad that I got them. The front rims are now sitting flush, but not rubbing.
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any other pics? im wondering how slammed your car is. i kinda want some spacers for the front of mine as well. my rear has 10mm's already.
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any other pics? im wondering how slammed your car is. i kinda want some spacers for the front of mine as well. my rear has 10mm's already.
Here's another photo of the front and rear... rear shot is DARK. Sorry for the shitty iPhone/lighting photos.

BTW, fronts are 35+ offset, so with the 12mm they are 23+ now.
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Update: Was able to swap the 10mm's for H&R 12mm's, which do not have the 45 degree centering cone. I was a little worried 12 might be too much, but I'm glad that I got them. The front rims are now sitting flush, but not rubbing.
Wouldn't you rub in big bumps with that aggresive setup
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Wouldn't you rub in big bumps with that aggresive setup
That's what I was worried about, but took it out for a test drive and everything was fine.
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did you have the fender rolled? That's very aggressive setup!
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did you have the fender rolled? That's very aggressive setup!
yup, all 4 of 'em.
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Do you have spacers in the back as well? What is your suspension setup?
The back rims are 22+ offset, but I have 5mm spacers. I'm dropped on H&R sports.
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