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Old 04-15-2009, 11:41 AM
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^^ oh thanks. I have the wheels on the car howveer i get more clearance on one side than the other. I would kidna be pushing it on the left rear becasue it sits a tad lower so it will rub a bit time to time. Is it ok to still drive, people said the only way to pop the tire is if it hits the fender constantly at same time so it doesnt matter for build up..

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:44 AM
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thats weird, i would look into what thats happening? blown shock? spring on rear not sitting on spring bucket mount? i dunno?

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:52 AM
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I know a lot of people run spacers on the stock setups..

Can anyone recommend their preferred / "tried and true" spacer setups for the OEM track wheels ('03)? I'm about to take the Volks off and I'm not looking forward to the narrow wheels.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kamikaZ View Post
I know a lot of people run spacers on the stock setups..

Can anyone recommend their preferred / "tried and true" spacer setups for the OEM track wheels ('03)? I'm about to take the Volks off and I'm not looking forward to the narrow wheels.
https://my350z.com/forum/7149675-post12.html

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by avandss View Post
would it help if i take pics of different angles? and yes im dropped with gf210's

thanks
I'm dropped on gf210s and have 20 mm project kics on the back. My offsets are +17mm with the spacers on, on a 10" wide wheel with 275/35/20 tire. I don't rub but my fenders are rolled. Otherwise I would rub. Also I have OEM camber (-1.7).

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonZ-YA View Post
Thanks for the response Jason. That looks perfect, but 30mm sounds a bit wide to me! I was thinking 15f 20r, but maybe I'll consider 20f 25r. When purchasing, do I need to know anything aside from the lug pattern & spacer width? E.g. are there any wheel specific factors?

Thanks again.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by kamikaZ View Post
Thanks for the response Jason. That looks perfect, but 30mm sounds a bit wide to me! I was thinking 15f 20r, but maybe I'll consider 20f 25r. When purchasing, do I need to know anything aside from the lug pattern & spacer width? E.g. are there any wheel specific factors?

Thanks again.
oh man, with those questions, i really think you should re-read this thread from the beginning...

As for 30 being to much, its all up to you....take a look at post 11 (ITEM 10) and you will see what 20/25 looks like.

as for wheel specific, the only thing other than lug pattern and spacer width you mention is that you must be sure your wheels have the "GAPS" mentioned in post 5 (Item 4) if you do decide to go with 15/20 combo..........cause with a 15/20 combo, your factory studs will stick out past the spacer thickness of 15mm or 20mm respectively..

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Old 04-16-2009, 05:53 AM
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Sorry for the stupid question. I didn't have time to read the whole thread yesterday and I just wanted a quick recommendation so I could order spacers and install them early next week =).

Anyway, I read through the thread and I think I should order 20 & 25mm spacers with hub centric ring (66.1 mm bore). I know the gaps on the oem track wheel will clear the stud protrusion, so that's not an issue. For ease of installation, I'm leaning towards a spacer with studs already installed.

Does that sound accurate? Thanks again.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:58 AM
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^ sounds perfect...........post up pics here when you get it done.......that would be a good addition for anyone else with track rims.......that way they can compare with my friends Z (post 12) with 25/30's...

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:03 AM
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Will do. Give me about a week

[Plug: The Mid-Atlantic/Northeast guys can also come check it out in person at the CPT Meet in College Park next week =D ]
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:33 PM
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Hey Jason i need some help man. I just purchased some used kics spacers and i was dumb enough not to look at the tool you use to tighten the screws of the spacer. Do you know where i can get it or what i can do? Need help/advice asap

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Originally Posted by gennosuke1 View Post
Hey Jason i need some help man. I just purchased some used kics spacers and i was dumb enough not to look at the tool you use to tighten the screws of the spacer. Do you know where i can get it or what i can do? Need help/advice asap

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I would contact a project kics vendor...........your talking about the wierd key chuck that is required to install the spacers right..some kics come with the 4 pin style conical nut. where the thicker ones come with a typical 17mm head hex lug nut.


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Old 04-22-2009, 11:35 PM
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yea got that now i need to get 2 more projec kic hub rings for spacer and 4 wheels rings for wheel

i think it wouldve have been best to jsut buy ichiba v2 from beginning
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:23 AM
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They should sell single rings that do both..........mate up to the hub and inside the spacer and the protruding part should be sized to your wheel.........shouldnt need two separate..

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:21 PM
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I have OEM 18" wheels and I want to put spacers without any cut/sand/seal my rear fenders (oem suspension). So as I understood I need 20 and 25 mm spacers with hub centric rings? Which spacers can u recommend for easy installation? And do I need replace wheel studs?

There is some example as I want with rims that I have:
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:32 PM
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^^Ichiba V2s
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:37 AM
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yeah, just get spacers with studs on them already, easy to install........with oem suspension and oem wheel your car will look just like the pic you posted...

same as post 11 - the dark silver car of my buddies..

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Old 05-02-2009, 07:21 PM
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great thread, lots of info
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by nosurf2day View Post
great thread, lots of info
^^ +1

i will order my lowering springs and camber front n rear and spacer 2gether so i can`t do the measuring step, my plan is to go 20mm F & 25mm R and GF210 Springs.
my Q is : with lowering the Z i must got less mm spacer to get flush look ??
as if i get 15mm F 20mm R with lowering i get the look of 20mm&25mm ??
or not
thank you
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:36 PM
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+1 good question )
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