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I have been told repeatedly not to use spacers. If new wheels are out I guess that they are the only way to go if moving the wheels outwards is that important to you. Spacers of course will do nothing for the wheel gap (top of wheel to bottom of fender). They will also slightly throw off the stock geometry.
"Dude that is so ghetto" really doesn't convey the message that you're providing constructive information against spacers....It goes along with his example, "Mutual Fundz Suck". If you want people to get the idea you're actually offering valuable information, you might want to double-check your verbiage.
My comments were not a lecture, nor were they sarcastic, unlike the response. One of the things that annoys me about this forum are people immediately getting defensive like Mr. Wiggles. Perhaps I misunderstood the question . . . there are all types on this board from newbies to know it alls to the educated. I had no idea you were not in the first category.
As for the spacers, reminds me of Chris Rock's line . . . you can drive a car with your feet but that doesn't make it a good ******* idea. Peace out.
I just talked to H and R and they are working on spacers for the RX-8. It will be part of their DRS series which means you will need new lugs (supplied). The kit will be available in a couple months according to the rep and he thinks its possible that one of their current kits could be used it just hasn't been tested yet.
I don't know how that can be considered "ghetto", but I don't know exactly "ghetto" means. As I mentioned before, with TUV approval it has to be safe for 200+ KPH speeds on the Autobahn. And as I mentioned, I only really desire spacing in the rear thus geometeries should not be effected. I might go with small spacers in the front but I doubt it, I will probably just go with a 235 tire.
As someone mentioned, "just get a different wheel". Well that is more costly, I like the look of the stock wheels and most importantly I don't want to give up my inflation monitors and have a warning light stuck on forever. (All of which I mentioned before)
ok Wiggles, i have changed my wheels, not that you want to but my TPS still work great. I know wheels are expensive but i thought you might want to know about the sensors. Also if you do decide to change your wheels and have the sensors mounted in the new ones you will be waiting a little longer while they work on your car.