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Old 10-23-2019, 10:36 PM
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These are what Iím going for but since the other wheels I plan on using have a higher offset, I wanted to try the 30mm instead of the 25mm. Glad to know people are safely using them. I donít track the car or anything, I just want to be safe and everything be dialed in ok and not eat up tires too often.


Itís not tires, but wheel bearings you should be concerned about.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:37 AM
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I'm running 25mm H&R DRA spacers on mine. They will go right to the edge of the flares with style 87 wheels. See my signature photo.
That means on my 4.4 with *no flares* and style 87 wheels 25mm spacers will stick out and fling debris all over, no?
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:11 AM
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That means on my 4.4 with *no flares* and style 87 wheels 25mm spacers will stick out and fling debris all over, no?
Aren't your style 87's right on the edge now with no flares? They were flush on mine before I put the flares and spacers on.
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I'm running 25mm H&R DRA spacers on mine. They will go right to the edge of the flares with style 87 wheels. See my signature photo.
I don't gauge too far by the top of the tire. I look at the bottom where they are
already significantly outside the bottom of the flare. They have not been a problem. I may well be on the conservative side. Lowering did more to fill the wheel wells than the spacers.

I have had the spacers in place for many years. No wheel bearing problems.
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I don't gauge too far by the top of the tire. I look at the bottom where they are
already significantly outside the bottom of the flare. They have not been a problem. I may well be on the conservative side. Lowering did more to fill the wheel wells than the spacers.

I have had the spacers in place for many years. No wheel bearing problems.
Glad to hear you havenít had any issues with the spacers!
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This is my winter wheel combo and the fitment is so perfect.
20x9 wide, 24mmET offset value of wheel PLUS a 24mm DRA spacer set in the rear ONLY. Front wheels fit perfect, as is.


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Old 11-05-2019, 03:38 PM
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This is my winter wheel combo and the fitment is so perfect. ...
You have a different definition of "perfect" - here in NZ that would fail our annual vehicle safety check - since tyres are proud of the fender.

Wheel spacers are also sort of illegal here - unless certified by an auto-engineer, which cost $100s to get.

But I bet it looks good!!
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You have a different definition of "perfect" - here in NZ that would fail our annual vehicle safety check - since tyres are proud of the fender.

Wheel spacers are also sort of illegal here - unless certified by an auto-engineer, which cost $100s to get.

But I bet it looks good!!
Add one more reason I'm glad I don't live elsewhere in the world. Though, if we're honest, all developed nations are heading towards a nanny state.
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Add one more reason I'm glad I don't live elsewhere in the world. Though, if we're honest, all developed nations are heading towards a nanny state.
Every "developed" nation has some level of this sort of nannying going on... NZ isn't much better or worse than other places. Some of our vehicle law is based on past bad experience - i.e. poorly constructed or incorrectly fitted wheel spacers on badly driven vehicles have been cited as the cause of accidents causing serious injury or death, so un-certified wheel spacers are banned.

Just another case of knee-jerk legislationÖ.

Question to those that have spacers - given the E53 rear camber setup (a small negative camber) does increasing the rear track with spacers increase the wear rate on the inner edge of the rear tyre?
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:52 PM
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Every "developed" nation has some level of this sort of nannying going on... NZ isn't much better or worse than other places. Some of our vehicle law is based on past bad experience - i.e. poorly constructed or incorrectly fitted wheel spacers on badly driven vehicles have been cited as the cause of accidents causing serious injury or death, so un-certified wheel spacers are banned.

Just another case of knee-jerk legislationÖ.

Question to those that have spacers - given the E53 rear camber setup (a small negative camber) does increasing the rear track with spacers increase the wear rate on the inner edge of the rear tyre?
Spacers increase negative camber so vehicle must be aligned to adjust for the increase. With the 18mms I have on staggered 87s there is no problem getting within specs.
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