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Feb 5, 11:30pm - #392565 
Wheel Spacers

Does anyone use wheel spacers and do they affect handling at all? Jus wondering how wheel spacers affect performance. wave

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Feb 5, 11:41pm - #392566 
they suck from what i hear...good if you want a show car.


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Feb 5, 11:56pm - #392567 
Originally Posted by Creep1234
they suck from what i hear...good if you want a show car.


You're wrong.

They won't affect the handling. They just make the wheels sit flush with the fenders and keep them away from the suspension.

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Feb 6, 12:02am - #392568 
yeah it depends on how thick they are. if they are pretty small then it should be fine. i have a 5mm spacer on the rear and there are no adverse effects. but if they are really wide then it can put a lot of stress on the studs, which can be bad.


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Feb 6, 12:49pm - #392569 
I have 8mm on the front and i have no problems... Like kim said they can put stress on the studs though... so if they are really thick you may consider buying longer wheel studs or a conversion kit.

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Feb 6, 3:40pm - #392570 
H&R make brilliant spacer kits for the celica. Check them out.

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Feb 6, 5:53pm - #392571 
I have some that I'm trying to sell. 1/4" $20 shipped. I've had them sitting in my garage for a year just collecting dust. I can't put them on because it'll void my "free" wheel balance and rotation at discount tire


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Feb 7, 12:18am - #392572 
i have 22mm ones becuase of my bb kit and i think it helps handeling
"wider is better" smile

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Feb 7, 12:24pm - #392573 
If I get fender flares, will it b ok to put some spacers on to make the wheels sit flush.(I dont wanna spend more money getting new rims) by the they are BRS flares


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Feb 7, 1:08pm - #392574 
^^ yes, but don't put more than 1" ones...1/2" or better is best. the wider the spacer, the more prone it is to wobbling at high speeds and cracking (not good).

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Feb 7, 4:50pm - #392575 
Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
^^ yes, but don't put more than 1" ones...1/2" or better is best. the wider the spacer, the more prone it is to wobbling at high speeds and cracking (not good).


You can put huge spacers in as long as you get appropriately sized studs to go with them.

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Feb 7, 8:17pm - #392576 
Originally Posted by celicat23
H&R make brilliant spacer kits for the celica. Check them out.
have a link??


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Feb 8, 12:43am - #392577 
Originally Posted by silver
Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
^^ yes, but don't put more than 1" ones...1/2" or better is best. the wider the spacer, the more prone it is to wobbling at high speeds and cracking (not good).


You can put huge spacers in as long as you get appropriately sized studs to go with them.


i'll stick with my original statement.

the wider a spacer is, the more prone it is to wobbling (yes, this can be fixed as you pointed out).

the wideer a spacer is, the more prone it is to cracking. this is not so easy to fix. the celica is a light car so you can put wider spacers than most other vehicles such as SUVs..but i still would not go wider than 1". too risky.

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Feb 8, 12:14pm - #392578 
Originally Posted by blitzceli
Originally Posted by celicat23
H&R make brilliant spacer kits for the celica. Check them out.
have a link??


http://www.hrsprings.com/
http://www.hrsprings.com/site/products/trak.html

or

http://www.hr-spezialfedern.de/index.php?sprache=en
http://www.hr-spezialfedern.de/index.php?inhalt=produkt-d&sprache=en

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Feb 8, 5:04pm - #392579 
ok. thanks


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Feb 9, 10:52pm - #392580 
eibach also makes spacers that are compatible with the celica.

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Feb 13, 6:18pm - #392581 
i need either 5mm or 10mm..
i know h&r makes 5mm or 15mm for the celica...argh angry


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Feb 13, 6:19pm - #392582 
Originally Posted by TweakedCelica
I have 8mm on the front and i have no problems... Like kim said they can put stress on the studs though... so if they are really thick you may consider buying longer wheel studs or a conversion kit.




where did you find your 8mm from?


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Feb 14, 1:15pm - #392583 
You can find wheel adapters that are 1-4 inches thick on ebay.


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Feb 14, 2:51pm - #392584 
Originally Posted by TRD604
i need either 5mm or 10mm..
i know h&r makes 5mm or 15mm for the celica...argh angry


The german H&R page says they have 10mm aswell...

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Feb 14, 3:58pm - #392585 
they dont have 10mm for celica application.



what do you guyz think of generic wheel spacers?


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Feb 16, 8:24am - #392586 
They don't? Then what's this:

1025541 toyota CELICA T23 wheel number of holes 5, except version with self levelling DRS-System ***10 mm*** 100/5, 54, 1 mm, offset: +9

Looks like 10mm to me.

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Feb 16, 9:08am - #392587 
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i used to drive with three spacers for each tire without problems.
but... i can't recommend.


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Feb 21, 9:14pm - #392588 
Satoshi car looks awesome thumbsup

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