Wheel Spacers?

jayjayralph

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Sweet deal. Yea if you could post before and after pics. I just have the feeling the car will look so much nicer if the wheels look flush
forsure. tracking says they will be delivered tomorrow
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Draco-REX

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I like it, it's an improvement in the looks department. How much did it affect your turn radius?
This isn't on a G70, but I have installed aggressive spacers on a BRZ which has a much more sensitive chassis. Unless the change in offset makes the wheels contact the body, there isn't really a change in steering radius since the steering angle is the same.

But it does effect other things. The most evident is that by pushing the wheels out you're increasing the length of the "lever" created when turning the wheels. This will increase steering effort. A less obvious change is that this also increases the effective length of the suspension arms. On the front where the strut is attached directly to the knuckle, this doesn't have as much effect. But in the back it will make the effective spring rate softer. So you may feel a little more movement in the back going over bumps. A third effect is that as you turn left to right, the increased length will actually cause the car to rock slightly due to the caster angle. This likely won't have any effect for most people. This only becomes an issue if the car is used for competitive racing events where suspension tuning is the difference between winning and losing.

Overall spacers aren't bad, but they aren't all good either. Just understand that you're paying for the better looks with increased wheel bearing wear.

I should probably take this opportunity to talk about proper spacer choice.

There are two type of spacers. There are simple ones that use the original studs and are just sandwiched between the wheel and hub. These tend to be thinner and cheaper. The problem is that most cars have very short studs, so any spacer will mean dangerously few threads left for the lug nuts to hold the wheel on. These types of spacers aren't recommended unless longer hardened studs are used. The only exception are cars that use lug bolts, as longer lug bolts can be used.

The better choice are spacers that attach to the hubs using the stock studs and have their own studs for the wheel to attach to. These are, for obvious reasons, thicker spacers, usually starting at 15mm or thicker. These are safer as the lug nuts used have full use of the studs' threads. Just make sure all the lug nuts are properly torqued.
 

jayjayralph

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This isn't on a G70, but I have installed aggressive spacers on a BRZ which has a much more sensitive chassis. Unless the change in offset makes the wheels contact the body, there isn't really a change in steering radius since the steering angle is the same.

But it does effect other things. The most evident is that by pushing the wheels out you're increasing the length of the "lever" created when turning the wheels. This will increase steering effort. A less obvious change is that this also increases the effective length of the suspension arms. On the front where the strut is attached directly to the knuckle, this doesn't have as much effect. But in the back it will make the effective spring rate softer. So you may feel a little more movement in the back going over bumps. A third effect is that as you turn left to right, the increased length will actually cause the car to rock slightly due to the caster angle. This likely won't have any effect for most people. This only becomes an issue if the car is used for competitive racing events where suspension tuning is the difference between winning and losing.

Overall spacers aren't bad, but they aren't all good either. Just understand that you're paying for the better looks with increased wheel bearing wear.

I should probably take this opportunity to talk about proper spacer choice.

There are two type of spacers. There are simple ones that use the original studs and are just sandwiched between the wheel and hub. These tend to be thinner and cheaper. The problem is that most cars have very short studs, so any spacer will mean dangerously few threads left for the lug nuts to hold the wheel on. These types of spacers aren't recommended unless longer hardened studs are used. The only exception are cars that use lug bolts, as longer lug bolts can be used.

The better choice are spacers that attach to the hubs using the stock studs and have their own studs for the wheel to attach to. These are, for obvious reasons, thicker spacers, usually starting at 15mm or thicker. These are safer as the lug nuts used have full use of the studs' threads. Just make sure all the lug nuts are properly torqued.
Very Accurate. I agree 100%
i dont plan to have them for long. they do give me a better idea of what kind of offset i will be looking for when i do buy my wheels
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jayjayralph

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They worked well for me , re torqued after 1500kms and 6000kms and they were perfect.
I got after market wheels now so im not using them anymore.
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trdehmer

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They worked well for me , re torqued after 1500kms and 6000kms and they were perfect.
I got after market wheels now so im not using them anymore.
Based on what Draco-Rex stated above, are the ones you used from Amazon a good quality wheel spacer? Can a person use the OEM lug nuts?

I know KHARTUNERZ sells a nice set, but they are $220 and on backorder. But if the quality is worth the wait, I'll wait.

https://www.amazon.com/dynofit-Comp...ob_b_track_package_o0_img&tag=salsbloofnot-20
 

jayjayralph

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Based on what Draco-Rex stated above, are the ones you used from Amazon a good quality wheel spacer? Can a person use the OEM lug nuts?

I know KHARTUNERZ sells a nice set, but they are $220 and on backorder. But if the quality is worth the wait, I'll wait.

Amazon.com: dynofit 20mm 4pcs Solid Forged Wheels Spacer for Jeep Compass 2006-2017, Patriot 2007-2017, Hyundai genesis and More, 5x4.5 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers for 5x114.3 67.1mm 12x1.5 Rims: Automotive
yes they have been awesome had them on all winter for my winter wheels, no issues at all i would buy them again
cant see why the factory lugs wouldn't work
 

jayjayralph

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Same as you would torque your wheels I did mine at 90. Make sure you remove any rust from with a wire brush or wire wheel .
Use the foot brake, get a friend to help or use a piece of wood and move your chair forward to apply the brakes
 
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