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2020/05/23 08:53:23 (permalink)

Wheel spacers

Hello 
 
I have a 996 gen 1 with 18" turbo wheels, have any of you put wheel spacers on the rear. I have always felt the wheels sit to far into the arches but don't want to add any if its not advisable for any reason. 
 
Any recommendations would be gratefully received.
 
Cheers Phil 

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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/23 11:06:44 (permalink)
Hi Phil
15mm rear spacers on mine and they fill the arches fine, longer bolts are also reqd.
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/23 12:08:56 (permalink)
Thanks Andy I do have the m030 suspension. 


where did you get yours from ? And are your fronts spaced as well or standard. 


thanks Phil 
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/23 13:20:39 (permalink)
They were already on the car.
I had thought about fitting 7mm on the front but never followed it through.
Have a good look online for recommendations, lots of sellers out there
good luck
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/23 18:55:00 (permalink)
Stupid question, (perhaps), but does the size of your wheel affect how big the spacer can be?
 
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/23 20:13:41 (permalink)

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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/24 08:08:43 (permalink)
so I am clear wheel shims are up to 7mm and spacers are above 7mm onwards ? 


thanks Phil 
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/24 11:00:22 (permalink)
I may be incorrect but is it not just different term for the same thing?
This may help. https://www.performancealloys.com/wheel-spacers-shims

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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/24 16:28:34 (permalink)
Thanks Andy that’s very helpful. 


just realised I will need New wheel locking bolts as well as standard ones 
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/24 20:25:57 (permalink)
When I took my turbo to Center Gravity Chris recommended 7mm spacers on the front to help reduce understeer. I actually put them front and rear in the end, but it does improve the looks a bit too.
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Re: Wheel spacers 2020/05/26 08:39:25 (permalink)
That is interesting thanks Mr pg 
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