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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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    iamshelbysdad New Member

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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
     
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    Didn't notice the offset on mine until you mentioned it. Argh. Ordered spacers. Will post before and afters soon.....
     
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    I have 3 35 mm like a inch and a half.. spacers stacked on top of each other on each wheel giving me 210 mm more of width lol they are hubcentric though meaning the weight is on the hub not on the studs the lug nuts only hold it against the hub the hub holds the weight...
    No problems with this setup pictures are in my introduction thread..
     
  7. Phil II

    Phil II Cone Destroyer Staff Member

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    Wheel studs are still suffering a bending moment. Excellent way to shear them.
     
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    Spdricer Active Member

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    I stand by my position that the studs are not experiencing any abnormal forces compared to a regular wheel on a hub .
    Only because its a perfect fit hub to hub spacer not a flat spacer with holes in in or flat with studs
    It has a weight bearing ledge thats exactly identical to the mustangs the studs are experiencing only normal pulling forces
    Never shearing... not in my opinion atleast not any more than they experience under heavy throttle
    And I guess my proof is that i ran over the base of a divider doing 80 it bent my shock tower but my spacers and studs operating the same as before?
    A year parading through miami hitting potholes and the like 3 stacked spacers never a hiccup?
    I understand ur logic and you have a legitimate concern i did also think the same at first but now after looking at it again from a different perspective i have switched to believing this instead..
     
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  9. Phil

    Phil Member

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    They're on. I think they stick out too far. Perhaps I should have got the 1".

    Thoughts
     

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    I strongly recommend you do not use spacers! Even with ARP extended studs..

    Dont even touch it if it dosent have something that centers it exactly..

    And even if it does like mine its still very sketchy and dangerous

    I am a fool to even have taken the risk i put myself any passengers i might hav had and any body on the streets around me in danger for even trying to do wat i did..

    For this i do apologize..

    Thank god everthing worked out ok.. heres the results

    Personally i dont think yours stick out enough..
     
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    It has a nice stance...I have 2" on mine. My car looked stupid with no spacers. But then again I have 2006 wheels that doesn't have the offset 96-04 wheels have

    It has a nice stance...I have 2" on mine. My car looked stupid with no spacers. But then again I have 2006 wheels that doesn't have the offset 96-04 wheels have
     
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    I changed to 1". They're perfect!
     

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    1493114070309.jpg just go get some 17x10.5 rims. You won't need spacers anymore..