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Old 04-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #1
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So I'm thinking about getting spacers to put on the front and back wheels. I really like how the 1.5" look on the back wheels but I think it maybe to wide for the front. Do you guys think I should go for the 1" in the front or none in the front at all? Here's some pics of my mustang .Click image for larger version

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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I put 1" on my back and it looks great, I might get .5" for the front. I would get .5" or 1" for the front if I were you.
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I put 1" on my back and it looks great, I might get .5" for the front. I would get .5" or 1" for the front if I were you.

Yea, I kinda want that staggered look. Can I see some pics of your tire set up?
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My car is at the shop right now having a new exhaust put on but I will send some when I get it back.
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Here's an FYI from the H&R installation instructions (instruction #7) for their spacers on American Muscle:

"NOTE" Spacers larger than 1/4" are intended for rear wheel use only."

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Perhaps the stress dynamics are different for the front wheels as opposed to the back wheels. If anyone has put larger than 1/4" spacers on the front wheel, I'd like to know how they're holding up.
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Here's an FYI from the H&R installation instructions (instruction #7) for their spacers on American Muscle:

"NOTE" Spacers larger than 1/4" are intended for rear wheel use only."

Here's the link.

Perhaps the stress dynamics are different for the front wheels as opposed to the back wheels. If anyone has put larger than 1/4" spacers on the front wheel, I'd like to know how they're holding up.
Thank.

Thanks, I appreciate the reply. And yes, if anyone has put larger than 1/4" spacers on the front wheel, I'd also like to know how they're holding up.
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Thanks, I appreciate the reply. And yes, if anyone has put larger than 1/4" spacers on the front wheel, I'd also like to know how they're holding up.
Ronnie just answered this issue at this link, and the answer is that it is not recommended.
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Thanks, I appreciate the reply. And yes, if anyone has put larger than 1/4" spacers on the front wheel, I'd also like to know how they're holding up.

I have 1" on the front...they seem to be fine...what can happen?
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I have 1" on the front...they seem to be fine...what can happen?
Click on this link and read post #4 by Ronnie948. It appears the stresses on the front wheels are entirely different then on the back wheels. The manufacturers instruction #7 for the installation of the spacers on American Muscle indicate the following:

"NOTE: Spacers larger than 1/4" are intended for rear wheel use only."

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Click on this link and read post #4 by Ronnie948. It appears the stresses on the front wheels are entirely different then on the back wheels. The manufacturers instruction #7 for the installation of the spacers on American Muscle indicate the following:

"NOTE: Spacers larger than 1/4" are intended for rear wheel use only."

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That link doesn't work
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That link doesn't work
Try this one 10mm spacers and stock lug studs
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I have 1" on the front...they seem to be fine...what can happen?

How many miles have you drove with the spacers on the front?
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Mustang Wheel Spacers with longer wheel studs. Check out our kits. pretty much has it all
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I have 1" on the front...they seem to be fine...what can happen?

How many miles have you drove with the spacers on the front?
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2000....I still don't get what can go wrong with them? It drives and handles fine.
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Just read that other thread...it does make a lot of sense. I think I might just take them off the front. Don't need any problems with my wheels breaking off lol...I've checked them a few times and they look fine. But.... I do take some...let's call it "spirited drives" in that car so it's probably best to take them off.
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Just read that other thread...it does make a lot of sense. I think I might just take them off the front. Don't need any problems with my wheels breaking off lol...I've checked them a few times and they look fine. But.... I do take some...let's call it "spirited drives" in that car so it's probably best to take them off.
I've been searching other Mustang forums and it seems the major majority have installed the spacers on the rear wheels. It's very hard to find someone that has installed them on the front wheels. Since your Mustang is new, I would drop by the dealer or a reputable local tire outfit and get their opinion. I love to mod my car, but it's always safety first when it comes to the wheels, tires, and breaks. At a minimum, your car will have that nice staggered look with the spacers on the rear wheels. That's one of the most common applications of the spacers on the rear wheels that I've read so far. Just my 2 cents

Edit: BTY, I found this bit of info on ModdedMustangs.com:
"With the way that the wheel/hub is supported by the bearings, this is a bigger issue on the front than it is on the rear. While I'd suggest running wheels with the appropriate offset rather than spacers, plenty of people do run spacers on the rear of these cars without trouble."
Here's the thread: http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...-bearings.html
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If I were to space my wheels, I'd do the front and back. I don't like the staggered look unless the rears are actually wider than the front. I'm interested in knowing why putting them on the front isn't advised.
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If I were to space my wheels, I'd do the front and back. I don't like the staggered look unless the rears are actually wider than the front. I'm interested in knowing why putting them on the front isn't advised.
I've supplied links and quotes for your reading pleasure throughout this thread. I was going to do the same thing as well, until I read the manufacturerers installation note on American Muscle indicating that spacers larger than 1/4" on the front wheels are not recommended. Do what you like, but be aware that the stresses on the lug studs and bearings differ from the rear wheels compared to the front wheels. Why not call a local speed shop and see what their opinion is.
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