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Old 04-25-2010, 04:47 PM
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so sick dude. are you dropped on anything? i wanna space mine but idk how itll be with the springs i have
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how much do the spacers weigh?
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:34 AM
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Good question
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Originally Posted by tiltmode43 View Post
Slowly back your car up with one wheel in a driveway and one in the street, you'll get all the compression you'd need right there. Make sure to do it slowly though, or you may damage something...
Did it this morning and it does not touch (1/4" of room) so must only be on hard compression. I will try again on a steeper angle.

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so sick dude. are you dropped on anything? i wanna space mine but idk how itll be with the springs i have
Tein S techs.

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how much do the spacers weigh?
Next to nothing, they are aluminum. next time I have them off I will weigh them.



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oh and next time when you have the wheels off... would you mind snapping a pic to show how the spacer looks mounted? I want to see how much the stock studs protrude out of the spacer. Thanks!
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Looks clean... nice!
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Originally Posted by SiLVeRE8 View Post
oh and next time when you have the wheels off... would you mind snapping a pic to show how the spacer looks mounted? I want to see how much the stock studs protrude out of the spacer. Thanks!
The stock studs do not protrude through the spacer at all, the spacers are 1" thick, there are a few threads after the bolts are torqued. I will snap some pics maybe this weekend since I may take them off for the statewide meet.

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Looks clean... nice!

Thanks man!
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:46 PM
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Did you put them on yourself? My friend had the 25mm on his Protege 5 and after a year some of the inside bolts seized up. However you plan to take them off and put back on a regular basis. What brand did you buy?
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Yeah I put them on myself, torqued them to spec, they are Eibach. They will come off every now and then because i probably won't run them on the track. We have our statewide meet this weekend and I plan to start the run with them on and take them off if they affect handling at the limit.

But honestly I have thrown her through some short twisties and really she seems handle about the same. I was expecting a significant difference in handling. The *** end seems to slide out a tiny bit easier but that's easy to control.

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Old 04-27-2010, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post

But honestly I have thrown her through some short twisties and really she seems handle about the same. I was expecting a significant difference in handling.


This is exactly the type of thing people take from reading things online from people who have not firsthand dealt with various situations. Rid yourself of any placebo and ask if you can honestly feel a diminishing effect in handling. Some slight variants may show themselves but overall I felt overly confident with my car control when driving hard.
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Yes, many have chimed in on my various threads discouraging it. I read a lot before deciding to do this and after talking to a guy in my dads Miata club who has a dedicated track car and runs spacers and after reading various articles on the subject on the Miata boards and on other sites, I decided that I would risk it. Most of the people who bash the idea don't have any first hand knowledge on the subject and are just stating opinions.

I can respect that and I'll be the first to post up any problems running the spacers.
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Cool, glad to hear you did your research. Many people don't and then have issues with the spacers after. Myself, I am running 10mm rear/5mm front with +46 wheels. I also rolled the rear fenders from my previous wheel/tire setup. The rear wheels were 18x9.5 +35 and 275/35/18.

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Every time I walk to my car I am happy with my decision. Especially when I see another 8 with stock wheels.
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yeah and when i see your car next to mine... im jealous lol
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Well I would love to see the Enkei's with spacers
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
The stock studs do not protrude through the spacer at all, the spacers are 1" thick, there are a few threads after the bolts are torqued. I will snap some pics maybe this weekend since I may take them off for the statewide meet.




Thanks man!
Thanks! The reason I ask is because I might consider putting on some 20mm spacers front and back for my volk wheels. I understand that you have 25mm spacers, but I just want to make sure the studs wont protude out too much which may cause the wheel to not mount properly. wonder if the wheel cavities are deep enough.
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for everyone asking for pics of the 25mm spacers installed. i found this on the ichiba website. keep in mind that the only pic they have are for their 15mm:

http://www.ichibausa.com/15albowhsp4.html

20mm and up should have no problem with studs sticking through.
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that looks really clean i would do this if i wanted to keep my stockies
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Yea my 10mm spacers have way more stock stud sticking through lol. Probably in the realm of 15mm more stock stud. Those make your stock rims look way better.
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Yeah I have always loved the stock wheels so I really could never find an aftermarket wheel that wowed me enough to spend that kind of cash. No matter what wheels you buy, you will eventually get tired of them (at least I always have).
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No matter what you buy, you will eventually get tired of it (at least I always have).
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
Yeah I have always loved the stock wheels so I really could never find an aftermarket wheel that wowed me enough to spend that kind of cash. No matter what wheels you buy, you will eventually get tired of them (at least I always have).
x2 you almost always get tired of things and need a change. for now, i am content with my 8. lol

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