Fabman I would of lost it if shop did that to my car lol. I take it they made it right and car was ok and back on the road.
I know my ride is a decade old but, when I went with hub centric 1/2" hub centric spacers it threw my rear traction heavily to negative camber, making me look all that better but slowing my times.I would only ever use a small hub centric spacer and no more than 5mm on stock studs. If you did ARP studs you could use a little more
Spacers have no affect on camber.I know my ride is a decade old but, when I went with hub centric 1/2" hub centric spacers it threw my rear traction heavily to negative camber, making me look all that better but slowing my times.
I agree with noldevin, 5mm hub centric spacers are as far as you want to go unless looks are your only goal.
35mm is 1 3/8" so I would use the kind like The black ones pictured above.Lots good info thank you. Fabman those billet ones are the ones I was considering. So I do plan on getting wheel and tire package but that want be for a year or so. Meanwhile I think I give it a try, I don't road race or anything like that but do plan on hitting the drag strip but again that won't be till next year. I figure $70 for spacers and if need be I can purchase arp extended studs for 139.
By zero...you are not thinking this through.A one inch spacer is actually quite large, you are increasing the camber for sure. By how much? Couldn't tell you, but an inch spacer is definitely enough to affect your alignment. With a wider wheel that has correct offset, the bigger tire counteracts this effect
Here's what I want you to do:Do you not know how a lever works? Because your front suspension is basically a lever. You are increasing the length of the lever without increasing the force resisting the lever (your spring rate)
Scrub radius is a different story. We are discussing camber. Look at the pic I posted above and identify the part that is moving to affect camber.I couldn't find any good diagrams to illustrate my thinking on the camber, and i don't really care enough to try to prove it so oh well...
However, there is another effect that can cause increased inner tire wear... scrub radius change. This diagram sums it up nicely. Changing the scrub radius can also significantly change handling feel so keep that in mind as well.
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Yes i know the picture is showing different tire sizes but the spacer will move the tire center out just the same
According to that picture i can't see a way for it to happen. Perhaps i was thinking of a double arm setup. Either way, someone was asking about wear due to a spacer. Scrub radius change is a potential answer and also my main reason for advising against larger spacers up frontScrub radius is a different story. We are discussing camber. Look at the pic I posted above and identify the part that is moving to affect camber.