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1.25" Wheel spacers before and after

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by Manxmann, May 12, 2013.

  1. Manxmann

    Manxmann New Member

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    I've just put some new wheel spacers on my car and thought that I'd post up some before/after images and info in the hope it might help someone in future.

    So details, a short time ago I replaced the stock 15" wheels on my car, sadly I wasn't able to find any staggered sets that I like or would fit in my budget so all 4 wheels are the same size:

    Wheel size:

    18" x 8" ET30

    Whilst these look ok on the front the rears looked terrible :

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    I decided I needed to buy some spacers to improve the look so bought some 30mm. Some people have suggested that once you go to 1.25"/30mm you no longer need to trim the ends off the original studs, well in my case _This is WRONG_ the standard studs still protrude about 1/8" past the face of the spacer. Thankfully my wheels have the necessary _cut outs_ so no trimming was needed. The instructions with the spacer stated that 90nm of torque was the _MAX_ that should be applied to the retaining nuts.

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    I couldn't find any hub centric spacers locally and being located _near_ the UK wasn't going to spend $100+ on shipping, whilst I appreciate the value of these I found no problem centre'ing the wheels on the new spacers.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  2. pacbelt

    pacbelt 6 Pistons, less mass = POWER Potential!!

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    Brilliant!! Well done. :)

    Worth a ** bump **
    Others may be interested....
    And I don't want to forget!! :p
     
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    I installed wheel spacers on my Mustang. I had the same appearance of wheels to far inside the wheel wells. Now that I installed the spacers my car has the nice appearance as your wheels. It was well worth the in investment