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Old 06-24-2009, 06:36 PM
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I need help, I got the gf210's I just ordered GTM'S 19.85 in the front +45 with a 20mm spacer and in the rear I have 19.95 +23 in the rear I am going to go with a 255/35/19 in the front the rears I am looking at going with 275/35/19 do you think I will need to roll fenders or anything? This is all new to me, Or do you think I will be fine? Also do you think I can run something wider in the rear safely I do alot of aggressive driving and turns
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mw9 View Post
what size spacers do you have?
20mm front 25mm back (its there on the top of my post )
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
I need help, I got the gf210's I just ordered GTM'S 19.85 in the front +45 with a 20mm spacer and in the rear I have 19.95 +23 in the rear I am going to go with a 255/35/19 in the front the rears I am looking at going with 275/35/19 do you think I will need to roll fenders or anything? This is all new to me, Or do you think I will be fine? Also do you think I can run something wider in the rear safely I do alot of aggressive driving and turns
i have a 19x10.5 in back with 30 offset on a 275/30 tire and i have no issues at all....i also have gf210's you're fine...actually im finally installing +25mm spacers in the back tomorrow so when i get results ill let ya kn
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:37 AM
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Hey guys quick question for anyone that has experince with this i got a new set of Volk Racing GT-7 wheels on my 05 350z and i have a slight gap between the tire and the fender tire sticks in a lil to much so i want to buy wheel spacers just not sure what size i really dont know how to measure and what to base it off of i can say the wall or the tire is about 1-1 1/2 inches away from the fender and i was wondering if anyone could help me find out what size spacers i would need for this setup
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:39 AM
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Post some pics with good angles and we can hopefully help......

also, hopefully someone with the same wheels can chime in.....

what size are your wheels? 18 x 9.5, etc? also, what size tires do you have so we can help figure out if you will have fender rubbing issues?

more info needed.
-J
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonZ-YA View Post
Post some pics with good angles and we can hopefully help......

also, hopefully someone with the same wheels can chime in.....

what size are your wheels? 18 x 9.5, etc? also, what size tires do you have so we can help figure out if you will have fender rubbing issues?

more info needed.
-J
Ok here you go the tire size is 245/40/18 im not 100% sure on the rim size(width) only cuz i bought the rims off my friend and hes not available right now hopefully i can update a little later when i get in touch and here are the pictures i took em with my cellphone hopefully there good enough..





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Old 06-26-2009, 09:27 AM
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Did that help out any?
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:38 AM
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^ looks like you are really tucked......from those pictures it honesly looks like you can go with as large as 25mm spacers in the rear...

i would start there honestly... im sure you will be fine..

your best bet is to measure the "face" of the wheel out to a point you would be happy with on the fender.....i know its vague, but spacers for flushness is a highly criticized thing, its all about what your happy with....

So people love mega flush and others are fine with a few mm short of that........

but judging from the pics, it looks like you can start with 25mm

-J

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonZ-YA View Post
^ looks like you are really tucked......from those pictures it honesly looks like you can go with as large as 25mm spacers in the rear...

i would start there honestly... im sure you will be fine..
-J
good think i made the post of helping me out i was looking at 12mm spacers and looking at the pictures they looked really big lol thanks alot witch way wud u say be easiest witch type of spacer
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:01 AM
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^ get spacers with studs like shown on post #2:
https://my350z.com/forum/7149455-post2.html

READ the first page of this thread well and make sure you understand it. I would start with 25mm from the looks of your pictures, but if you decide to go thinner.......then make sure your wheels have "GAPS" for the original studs to sit in.

-J
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:26 PM
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After with 25mm spacers
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:33 PM
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Thanks guys I really appreciate the help ill read the post and understand it as much as possible before I order anything once I get it on ill deff post pick thanks!
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisjersey06 View Post
Car has no drop, stock 18" wheels, and stock tire sizes. This is with Concept Z Spacers in 30mm rear, 25mm front. I'm very happy with the look.







Hey guys, these are my pics from the previous page. I just picked up some 19" Axis wheels so my 30mm spacers that were on the rear are for sale now if anyone is looking for a set but doesn't want to pay retail. They are perfect, nothing wrong with them, only had them on for a few weeks. I won't post a price in here since its not a classifieds section but I'm not exactly looking to get rich off these, just looking to hook someone up, so PM me if you're interested. I figure there's a few people in here that after seeing the photos are looking to pick some up. 30mm is the perfect size for the OEM rears.

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Old 06-30-2009, 01:05 PM
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Getting a vibration noise w/o the vibration from the rear when im braking/slowing down on the highway...is NVH enhanced from the spacers?
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by o2sys View Post
Getting a vibration noise w/o the vibration from the rear when im braking/slowing down on the highway...is NVH enhanced from the spacers?
well i`m having the same problem but i have the vibration and it`s from the front
i hope that its all about wight`s on the wheels
if someone no for sure whats the problem that would be great
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:18 AM
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Do you need any special tools to install the spacers with the studs already in them? How do you get the nuts to fully seat in the recessed part of the spacer and get it torqued down good? Does not look like a typical lug wrench will fit. Does the kit come with a insert for the lug wrench?
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by FLfinfan View Post
Do you need any special tools to install the spacers with the studs already in them?
No you dont.......

Originally Posted by FLfinfan View Post
How do you get the nuts to fully seat in the recessed part of the spacer and get it torqued down good?
I use a thin wall deep socket and it fits....its close, but fits....

you cant use those thick black impact sockets........physically wont fit in the recession of the spacer due to the spacers thickness (usually when using 30mm-20mm spacers)

Originally Posted by FLfinfan View Post
Does not look like a typical lug wrench will fit. Does the kit come with a insert for the lug wrench?
Some spacers, usually 15mm or thinner with attached studs. (usually either 10mm and 15mm they don't really make any thinner with ATTACHED studs.)

may come with a special socket and special nuts with a weird head on them, the special socket is a key for those nuts.

Regardless, you wouldn't ever use a typical lug wrench, it would be a socket and a ratcheting brake bar, or impact, then the socket and torque wrench to finish the job.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:11 AM
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This pic shows a thin spacer - probably a 15mm or 10mm with the special nuts......see how the nuts have the 4 pin holes, well there is a special key socket that has to be used to remove those..........not shown.....but comes with the spacers when you purchase them...


**Remember, you dont have to use these supplied 4 pin hole nuts..........if you have wheels that have GAPS inbetween the wheels then you can go to any local tire shop and purchase the hex nut style and use those to attach the spacers......

The 4 pin is used to have a flush matting surface in-case your wheels dont have those gaps? if you use hex style, they will protrude past the surface plane of the spacer, which is fine, so long as your wheel has the gaps to accommodate the protrusion.....

Review gap between the wheels I'm referring to in post 5: https://my350z.com/forum/7149527-post5.html


See these spacers:


It has regular nuts, most likely 17mm hex as thats what i typically have seen.........but look at the special socket that comes with them when you purchase......its a deep socket 17mm so that it can fit in the recession of the spacer when tightening down the nuts.............its nothing special really though, as i said before nearly any thin wall deep socket will work.

When i bought my 25mm project kics, they sent it with the socket.....i have since lost it...

-J

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Old 07-03-2009, 06:17 AM
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aaahh, here we go, if you look close at this pic, you can see the Ichiba spacer key with pins for the nuts with 4 pin holes.


I'm not a fan of this type of nut and key, as I have seen the pins break and then you SOL because you have to order another special key to remove the nuts......they break mainly due to operator error, you have to be straight on and best to remove by hand and not use impacts so you can keep the socket key straight and level...

-J
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:28 AM
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anyone know if DPE wheels have those "gaps" between the holes?
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