1st Gen JCW Wheel spacers.

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by Kenny kustom, Feb 2, 2015.

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  1. Kenny kustom

    Kenny kustom New Member

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    I would like to push my wheels out just a tad.
    How much can or should I go? I did get new studs when I ordered the wheels, so don't really want another set.

    4mm 6mm ??
     
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    See!! Asking first!!!
     
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    5 mm need new lugs?
     
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    For 5 mm you will not need new lugs but anything thicker you will.
     
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    Is 5mm even noticeable?
     
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    I run 5mm and it's just right.
     
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    Rim offset will come into play, and of course "the look" your after...
    Dang Dave.O, that's a lot of spacer!! I'm not familiar with your coilover set up size wize but most coilovers get you more space not less.. Again your wheel offset may dictate that??
     
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    Yeah it is a lot but I have much longer lugs so its all good.

    I have seen 12 mm all the way around and it look very good as long as you buy the longer lugs. That's why I posted the link to TMS. (Turner Motor sports)
     
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    I also went with a longer wheel stud all the way round for a better fit and peace of mind.
     
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    Perhaps you can get away with it, as in your wheels won't fall off under normal use, but I would recommend longer wheel bolts with any spacers.

    If you're a real cowboy, you can go 10 or 15mm spacers on our site for $88.13 for a set of two (with lug bolts). Linky coming soon: we're cleaning up our site this morning.
     
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    I do have longer lugs on all 4 corners. :thumbsup:
    That why I posted the link for TMS. They are only $2.50 each lug makes $40 a set for insurance that darn cheap. You can also mix lengths for different spacer front and rear.
     
  15. Kenny kustom

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    I ordered 5mm and bolts too.
     
  16. quikmni

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    You stated you ordered wheels so my guess is some type of aftermarket wheel. What is the size of the wheel (dia, width, offset) and the size of the tire you plan to use? Is your car lowered? How much spacer you use depends on your wheel-tire setup so that you do not add to much spacer to cause rubbing.
    I use 15mm spacers all around with studs. My wheels are 18x7 with 52mm offset and 215/40-18 tires.
     
  17. Kenny kustom

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    It's a jcw with jcw suspension.
    I have the stock wheels and the R113 jcw wheels. 205/40-18.
     
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    The R113 wheels are 18x7 with 52 offset, same as my GP wheels.
    In my opinion 5mm (about 1/4") is not enough if you are going through the hassle of adding spacers and longer bolts or studs mainly for looks. I would go with 12-15 mm spacers with studs and nuts.
     
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    Had a big fight with Ecs this afternoon.
    Sending back the 5mm spacers. Canceled another order I had as well.

    What colour are your spacers and bolts?
     
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    #20 quikmni, Feb 17, 2015
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    I use H&R 15mm spacers that are silver/aluminum color. I painted the sides black.
    I use WMW 14 to 12mm stud conversion kit to convert from 14x1.25 to 12x1.5 threads. The studs are black.
    I use black 12mmx1.5 tuner nuts.
    The end of the stud lines up perfectly with the top of the nut (no stud protruding past the nut).
     

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