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Using wheel spacers in a High HP GTR?

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I have two sets of wheels.
Set 1. OEM offset with OEM sized Michelin MPSS.

I would like to make this set of wheels sit a little more aggressive like my 2nd set of wheels with aftermarket offsets. I have H&R 15mm and 20mm spacers for front and rear respectively.

Any concerns?

Btw, how do you properly torque down the lug nuts that attach the spacers to the hubs? Without the weight on the wheels this seems like it may be difficult to do?

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Use the parking brake when torquing the rears, have someone holding the brakes when torquing the fronts.
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Use the parking brake when torquing the rears, have someone holding the brakes when torquing the fronts.


I'm embarrassed I didn't think of this. Lol

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I have two sets of wheels.
Set 1. OEM offset with OEM sized Michelin MPSS.

I would like to make this set of wheels sit a little more aggressive like my 2nd set of wheels with aftermarket offsets. I have H&R 15mm and 20mm spacers for front and rear respectively.

Any concerns?

Btw, how do you properly torque down the lug nuts that attach the spacers to the hubs? Without the weight on the wheels this seems like it may be difficult to do?

 

Do you track this beast or not?

 

Shawn

 

P.S. - and can you detail what KIND of spacer it is?  Does it have its own lugs or does it use extended lugs?


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Do you track this beast or not?
 
Shawn
 
P.S. - and can you detail what KIND of spacer it is?  Does it have its own lugs or does it use extended lugs?


I do not track my car. Spirited canyon driving is about the most "lateral Gs" abuse it gets.

These are the H&R spacers with their own built in studs and lug nuts.

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I do not track my car. Spirited canyon driving is about the most "lateral Gs" abuse it gets.

These are the H&R spacers with their own built in studs and lug nuts.

 

Universally regarded as that KIND of spacer has the most inherent problems.....

 

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Of all the brands in the world, H&R, and Eibach probably have the best ones of the kind YOU have.

 

But it's universally regarded that the spacers with longer studs and no spacer mounted lugs are the safest to use, both on the road and on the track.

 

Shawn


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Gotcha. Thanks for the post. Was the fatigue and failure of these spacers you posted and mentioned after hard abuse (track) or just "normal" daily driving experiences.

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FWIW, H&R spacers are TUV approved.
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Gotcha. Thanks for the post. Was the fatigue and failure of these spacers you posted and mentioned after hard abuse (track) or just "normal" daily driving experiences.

 

The last one was track abuse.  I don't know about the first two.

 

Shawn



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FWIW, H&R spacers are TUV approved.

 

And are probably as a result just fine.  But the shittastic stuff above and the advice of my good friend descartesfool I went for the Eibach's with extended studs.

 

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The last one was track abuse.  I don't know about the first two.
 
Shawn


Thanks Shawn. The reason I was asking is because the spacers will be installed on my wheels with the Michelins on them. My "road trip" wheels. These won't see many lateral Gs, just the occasional WOT at around 900whp.

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Thanks Shawn. The reason I was asking is because the spacers will be installed on my wheels with the Michelins on them. My "road trip" wheels. These won't see many lateral Gs, just the occasional WOT at around 900whp.

 

I think you'll be fine.  Probably everyone else on the board does too.

 

But I'd sleep better if I knew you were on a traditional spacer with extended lugs.  Just my $0.02 paranoia.

 

Shawn



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Running black editions with 20/25 mm H&R spacers and MPSS. Wheels have been on and off multiple times since install. No issues daily driving at 900 whp on wastegate and 1100 whp on kill.

I’m sure you will be fine.

Thanks Shawn. The reason I was asking is because the spacers will be installed on my wheels with the Michelins on them. My "road trip" wheels. These won't see many lateral Gs, just the occasional WOT at around 900whp.


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I think you'll be fine.  Probably everyone else on the board does too.

 

But I'd sleep better if I knew you were on a traditional spacer with extended lugs.  Just my $0.02 paranoia.

 

Shawn

I absolutely agree that's the better route but then the studs would portrude when I put my "racing" wheels and tires (without spacers) on and would look kinda funny.

 

Running black editions with 20/25 mm H&R spacers and MPSS. Wheels have been on and off multiple times since install. No issues daily driving at 900 whp on wastegate and 1100 whp on kill.

I’m sure you will be fine.
 

Thanks.  Gives me some piece of mind.



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Running black editions with 20/25 mm H&R spacers and MPSS. Wheels have been on and off multiple times since install. No issues daily driving at 900 whp on wastegate and 1100 whp on kill.

I’m sure you will be fine.
 

 

Any track or drag?

 

Shawn



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That’s a very good point Shawn. Not yet. A few launches on the street with MPSS though.


Any track or drag?

Shawn






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