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Abarth67
05-20-2013, 08:04 AM
Who has used them and what size? I have two sets of wheels, a stock set and a set of OZ Racing wheels. I cannot recall the offset but for the stock wheels, what spacer is good to run? I have a set of 5mm on each side (from and X1/9) and cannot really tell a difference. This is a very small gain so I wouldn't expect to see a noticable difference.

What have you tried? What works?
Thanks

LittleEvil
05-20-2013, 10:12 AM
Alot of guys are running 15mm, thats still conservative. you can get more aggressive and go 20mm, itll be perfect in the rear, not certain of the front.

redred
05-20-2013, 11:58 AM
There was another thread about this somewhere that I saw and someone was running 15mm spacers up front and 20mm spacers in the rear and was loving it. He got them from Otis Inc, LA

sfhpawel
05-20-2013, 01:13 PM
These are stock 16" rims with 15mm offset. The bottom picture the front spacers are off...so use it as rear wheel reference only :)

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p741/Pawel_Zajac/photo6_zps952b8194.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Pawel_Zajac/media/photo6_zps952b8194.jpg.html)

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p741/Pawel_Zajac/p2_zps0b2faf65.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Pawel_Zajac/media/p2_zps0b2faf65.jpg.html)

I heard with the OZ you dont wanna go more than 10mm... I think 5mm will have you satisfied. I am not an offset pro but I really like how the choice of 15mm worked.

shagghie
05-20-2013, 01:31 PM
i have 10mmF, 15mmR. The 15mmR really makes for a nice 'wide look' from behind the car and at 3/4 view angles. I could see 20mm on rear working as well, though with a little more rub potential if lowered. I've rubbed on my 10mmF at the auto-cross a few times, and recently got my front fenders rolled out about 6mm to help prevent this in the future. I've been lucky not to rub in the rear so far, as that is often where you can rub first when lowered and under load. I don't think I could go a single thread lower in the rear and not rub during auto-cross. With 20mm I probably would.

Not the best pic, but only one I can find ATM:
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/shagghie/EE564C38-969E-4CFC-9FFB-ACB00EB16478-1149-0000009EC96EEBD6.jpg

or

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/shagghie/image.jpg Not good angle to see wheels, but FWIW, the mudflaps also help with appearance in this respect.

HF Stinger
05-21-2013, 01:35 AM
If you were interested in the benefits of spacers in relation to handling you'd run 20mm in the front and 10-15 in the rear and that tends to help get rid of some understeer...

As far as aesthetics go, I run 10's because thats what I had and I like the look of them. Just enough without a lot of poke.

Jjm4life
05-21-2013, 11:43 AM
just out of curiosity, how many of you are running longer wheel bolts. 20mm seems like a lot of spacer to not have longer bolts.

shagghie
05-21-2013, 11:47 AM
just out of curiosity, how many of you are running longer wheel bolts. 20mm seems like a lot of spacer to not have longer bolts.
I have longer bolts with the 10/15mm Spacers.

trevc
05-21-2013, 12:28 PM
I run longer bolts with my 5mm spacers.

PE #389
05-21-2013, 04:39 PM
15mm front 20mm rear. Very noticeable change in feedback when autocrossing.

Ciao ciao.
PE #389...but the spacers are on the Abarth :)

Southernroadrunner
11-06-2017, 10:58 PM
I run longer bolts with my 5mm spacers.

So where do you buy just 8 longer bolts to run with 5mm spacers