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    Senior Member roentgen68's Avatar
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    Wheel spacers question.

    Next Spring, I'm definitely going for H&R springs to lower the beast...

    I was thinkingabout adding spacers also.

    The question is, would you guys go for spacers also? I may go later for bigger/wider wheels, but not right now. I'm currently on 19" GT wheels with original 235/305 tires, but would go maybe for 20" 245/325".

    Last detail: would you go for 10mm / 12mm / 15mm spacers?
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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    When I had my V8 and was still using factory wheels, I ran H&R spacers at 10mm. The tires sat perfectly flush with the fenders. I don't recommend going wider than that.
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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    I agree with SebringSilver. I used 10mm before, and it looked perfect.

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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    10mm is perfect on the R8... I also wouldn't go more for obvious dynamic/mechanical/performance reasons
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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    Thanks to all!

    So 10mm it's gonna be...
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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    What lug nuts did you use with the 10mm spacer/oem wheel?

    I'm going to run this combo with snow tires this winter and don't see the oem lug working...what are you guys using?

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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    There's a technical (too technical for me) footnote on the H&R website:

    http://hrsprings.com/application_ele...ernotes/3.html

    I'm gonna ask my installer to take care of this, so it's gonna be done properly.
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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    Guys I'm also looking for 10 mm spacers, but can't seem to find longer bolts. Where are you finding them? I want to order as a full kit instead of separate.

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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    H&R sell them with their spacers... but ordered as a separate item...
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    Re: Wheel spacers question.

    I tried H&R site, didn't find any bolts.

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