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Old 02-12-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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What size rear wheel spacers should I get??

I can't do the wheel AND tire set up this year...so I will just buy tires. But I want the rears to not be so "tucked in". Any and all suggestions are welcomed.

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Old 02-12-2016, 10:15 PM   #2
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Would not recommend wheel spacers at all. They make it look cool but everyone that tells me they have had them have had a huge headache with chewed studs and rear axles. From what they told me and the high price dollar of the spacers they had some good quality ones and still gave them issues. Save another year then for tires and rims.
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:35 AM   #3
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Save and get a 10" or 10.5" wide rear wheel, and slap some 315's on em.

If you HAVE to have spacers don't go bigger than 1.5" and you'll be fine, anything more and you'll be risking it damaging stuff


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Also don't get the ****ty universal spacers. You want the ones that bolt onto the wheel studs with nuts then have studs coming out of the spacer


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I've had 5/16" spacers for 2 years.
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The problem most people have with spacers is is they don't buy quality hubcentric spacers, and/or if using larger ones >1", making sure how much thread engagement the studs have after.

I would only use Maximum Motorsports or H&R hubcentric spacers. Nothing else. They have the best track record on our cars and costs weren't cut to manufacture them. This is reflected in the price.

Also, when using wider spacers longer wheel studs have to be used. When installing lug nuts, you want at least 6-7 threads in engagement in order to minimize the lugs backing out and causing much bigger problems as you can imagine.
Too often someone puts the 1.5" spacer on, still sees that there is a 1/2" of threaded stud hanging out and figures it's enough for the lugs to grab. Then when they lose a lug or warp a stud they instantly blame the spacer.
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I think I am going to just get the tires and wait and buy the wheel and tires package with 10.5's in the rear....thanks sonic for the info.

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I think I am going to just get the tires and wait and buy the wheel and tires package with 10.5's in the rear....thanks sonic for the info.

2002 Mustang GT, Trick Flow plenum, eibach lowering springs, BBK catted x-pipe, for now.......
I think that would be better and probably not that much more expensive depending on where you get your package from. Good spacers arent cheap and 10.5 rear wheels wont be that much more anyway. Check out Oewheels.com they sell the same wheels pretty much that LMR and AM do and their usually a little cheaper depending on shipping. But the AM staggered set ups with the MTs are a great deal.

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