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      Wheels spacers

      Never really felt like shelling out $120 for H&R wheel spacers. I came across these at some local douchebag speed shop for $14, so I thought I'd pick 'em up for my rear Pegs. They're 3mm and work pretty damn well...still able to use the stock studs too. My friend used two of them on each of his rear wheels on his S4 (see background) for a total of 6mm. Looks pretty good.



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      I'd be really careful with those. I had a similar type spacer I was using a few months back and they made it so the wheels weren't quite centered properly and it ended up causing a couple of my studs to snap in half. I ended up having to have both of my front hubs replaced, to the tune of around $700 (cost $450 for one new one installed at my indie shop with 5 new lugs, and $150 for a used one from a pick and pull place).

      I've got a couple H&R ones I bought to help my Fikses clear my coilovers, they worked super well. 5mm I believe and they were like $50+ shipping used from another SS member.

      There are reasons why that type of spacer are so cheap and most of them say on their packaging that they are not street legal, for off-road use only.

      Hopefully you don't have the same issues as I did.
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      Damn, really? Good thing I haven't installed them yet on my car then, haha. Don't need them with my TDs. Never saw these before so I thought I'd post 'em up.

      Thanks for the heads up AJ.
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      The ones I had were bought from Pep Boys, White Knight brand or something like that. But most Auto Zone, O-Reilly's, or whatever the Canadian equivalent of those stores are probably carry the same things... They looked pretty much to be the same idea as the ones you posted. Hubcentric spacers really are important.

      It was an expensive mistake. Luckily the studs broke while I was swapping out my wheels, I went to loosen them and they just sheared right in half, no extra force needed. I think the H&R are worth the extra money, especially if you buy them used from another SSer or on ebay I saw them for $90ish at one point. I'd offer to sell you mine for what I paid, but I've been holding onto them in case someone needs them along with my Fikse wheels, figured I'd throw them in for free just in case they rubbed on their suspension like I did slightly before the spacers.
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      The biggest thing that makes the TRAK spacers from H&R and other reputable companies is that they are still hub centric, instead of spacing the wheel further away displacing the load further out all just on the studs.

      Definitely worth the investment if you need spacers to avoid possible costly failures.
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