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Old 10-14-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
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Thoughts on 1" spacers

Opinions, I'm kinda in the air on the looks with these, what do u guys think ? They're the MM 1" hubcentrics, on 275/40/17

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Old 10-14-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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What are you in the air about? I have a set and I think they look good. With stock rims I think I would've went with a 1.5, but I'm getting new rims soon so I think 1 is good.


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I think they look good. Only reason why I don't have them is because I worry them breaking lol. 1.5" would be too much IMO.
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Haha well I'll let you know if mine snap!


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Old 10-14-2015, 05:54 PM   #5
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Haha well I'll let you know if mine snap!


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That is one of the things I'm in the air about lol ...how long you been running yours

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I've been using mine with the stock gt wheels for around 7 months. Just the rears, car has full bolt ons and is dailyed.


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You will probably be fine on the rear wheels as long as you installed them properly and checked the torque after about a couple hundred miles.
I don't suggest ever using spacers on the front wheels because they are the ones that always seem have problems.
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You will probably be fine on the rear wheels as long as you installed them properly and checked the torque after about a couple hundred miles.
I don't suggest ever using spacers on the front wheels because they are the ones that always seem have problems.
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I agree ^ Seems like most failures are because of using the cheapo ones or improperly installed.

As for me, I'm just too chicken to run them. It isn't that important to me to have the wheels out to the fender in the back enough to pay for them anyways.
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Yeah exactly. I just hated that horrible tuck in the back, also my rims/tires are being replaced soon so I thought I'd give them a try. No regrets so far!


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Old 10-15-2015, 04:15 PM   #10
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Yep, I think I'll keep em til I go deep dish. Way more agressive look, and I don't feel any vibration issues,etc. plan on checking torque often. I think I'm just about done spending $$ on this car.... Yeah right

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I'd only run spacers with upgraded wheel studs.
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I think those look good. I dont like them with a 10 or 10.5" wheel though, they stick out a little too far IMO. You are getting the visual effect of a 10" wheel with those.

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I have a question, didnt wanna make a new thread.

I have 17s, if i go 18s will it slow me down or anything at all?


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I have a question, didnt wanna make a new thread.

I have 17s, if i go 18s will it slow me down or anything at all?


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No , I believe 18's are preferred (eliminates wheel gap, and just plain looks better) I'll be going 18x9 and 18/10.5 eventually. Plus you actually gain a little ground clearance with the 18's.

I will say this ...the guys with the 20 inch rims on their Mustang... make me want to hurl ... Meh, basically every car I see with 20's makes me want to hurl lol

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18" rims don't necessarily change wheel gap... The tire size does. For example I have 285/35/18 in the rear and they are almost the same outside diameter of my stock 17" rims and tires. This way there isn't a need to recalibrate the speedo


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18" rims don't necessarily change wheel gap... The tire size does. For example I have 285/35/18 in the rear and they are almost the same outside diameter of my stock 17" rims and tires. This way there isn't a need to recalibrate the speedo


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Very true... tire size plays a huge role, I should have stated that

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I was told 18s will make me go slower. Im thinking about going 18s, but if it will slow me down, il pass


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I was told 18s will make me go slower. Im thinking about going 18s, but if it will slow me down, il pass


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It's the overall tire height that matters, not necessarily wheel diameter. If you get a tire for the 18" wheel that gives you the same overall tire height as what you have on the 17" wheel, then it shouldn't affect you. Keep in mind that if the tire height is different, you need to recalibrate the speedo.

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I would seriously rethink taking advice from whoever told you 18's will make you go slower. Their ignorance should be criminal.

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Maybe slower from a dig race because of less sidewall. And really the taller diameter of tire the more longer gearing you have, so if you have 4.10 gears on a 25 inch tall tire you're gonna max out 2nd gear at 50 mph on redline. 26 inch tall with 4.10s you will redline 2nd at 55ish and so on..


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I was told 18s will make me go slower. Im thinking about going 18s, but if it will slow me down, il pass
Although a taller wheel and tire package lowers the number for your rear gear ratio as stated above...............if the tires and wheels you are going to are significantly heavier -- they will indeed slow you down a LOT.
It's called rotational resistance or inertia. It simply takes more horsepower and torque to get them rolling and to keep them turning. Takes more brakes to stop them too, so may lengthen your stopping distance. Wheels and tires that are a lot heavier will affect your handling as well as your shocks need to recover all that new weight after each bump.
Just pay attention to the overall weight and height of any tire/wheel package you are thinking of buying. You will feel a big difference even if you only go up 5 or 6 pounds a corner.
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Maybe slower from a dig race because of less sidewall. And really the taller diameter of tire the more longer gearing you have, so if you have 4.10 gears on a 25 inch tall tire you're gonna max out 2nd gear at 50 mph on redline. 26 inch tall with 4.10s you will redline 2nd at 55ish and so on..


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Although a taller wheel and tire package lowers the number for your rear gear ratio as stated above...............if the tires and wheels you are going to are significantly heavier -- they will indeed slow you down a LOT.
It's called rotational resistance or inertia. It simply takes more horsepower and torque to get them rolling and to keep them turning. Takes more brakes to stop them too, so may lengthen your stopping distance. Wheels and tires that are a lot heavier will affect your handling as well as your shocks need to recover all that new weight after each bump.
Just pay attention to the overall weight and height of any tire/wheel package you are thinking of buying. You will feel a big difference even if you only go up 5 or 6 pounds a corner.
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17x10.5 with nto5r 315 radials and 17x8 235 tire up fronts $650. Just saying...


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17x10.5 with nto5r 315 radials and 17x8 235 tire up fronts $650. Just saying...


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These rims bought thru American muscle 8 months ago. No scratches on them. Need new rear tires had them listed for like $850 but lowest I'll go is $650 plus shipping.


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