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Old 07-08-2009, 05:55 AM
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Jason thanks for all the info. Invaluable in making my choice to go spacers instead of new rims and tires. The pics of everyone rolling on spacers also did the trick. I installed 25mm spacers on my 08 Z yesterday and it looks great with stock rims and tires. I bought a deep socket and torque wrench from Advance Auto and took the Ichiba spacer with me to make sure I got the socket I needed. Already had purchased a low profile floor jack when I bought the car a year ago.
Alittle surprized at the rust around the factory hub lip. Not bad, but enough to make me have to beat on the rubber part of the tire with my fist to loosen it up to take it off, even with all the lugs off. Car has only been driven in the rain twice. I brushed off the rust and soaked a rag in wd40 and wiped the lip down and all was good. Also stuck a screw driver in the vanes of the front rotors to keep it from spinning when tightening down the front spacers.
No directions or torque specs from Ichiba, got those off this site.
Maybe it's just me but the car seems to ride and handle better and have less road noise from the tires. And with the money I save on rims and tires I was able to get a sirius radio and back up camera installed on my Titan.
Thanks again.

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Old 07-08-2009, 06:07 AM
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^ hey no problem........glad to help.......

For rust on the hubs i have found that using this stuff is great! its a rust free agent that turns into a paint-able primer.....i didn't paint anything, but i used it to treat the rusty hubs and it does so well...


SEE HERE - https://my350z.com/forum/wheels-and-...ndle-area.html

-J
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:59 PM
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best spacer ever made

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only 8$
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kensin0429 View Post
best spacer ever made

only 8$

See that! Spacers like the one you posted scare me......(see post #3) I'm assuming your joking right?

Whats the center circle diameter? Is it hub specific to the 66.1mm required by the 350Z?? If not, I have no idea how anyone plans on installing spacers like those CENTERED?? It's impossible with slots that big....

Whats also crappy is that they don't come with longer studs........and its not recommend anyone install anything over 5mm thick with out longer studs...

-J
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:23 AM
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im just joking haha..

i saw it at auto zone when i was going to get some oil
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:43 PM
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I just checked today. My RH wheels dont have the gaps behind them for the stock studs to stick out. :-(

Does anyone know for sure if I can safely run 5mm spacers on the stock studs?
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:53 PM
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Jason's post 2 above yours points out that 5mm should be safe with stock studs.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:25 PM
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The 25 mm H&R Spacers I have come with a whole new set of studs for you to attach the wheels to. No need for clearance on the wheels and they look(ed) great until I got rid of my car. They are for sale now. Not to make this a "FOR SALE!" page, but PM me if you are interested.


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Originally Posted by Done Deal DR View Post
Jason's post 2 above yours points out that 5mm should be safe with stock studs.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Done Deal DR View Post
Jason's post 2 above yours points out that 5mm should be safe with stock studs.
Thanks for the heads up, and thanks for taking the time to write all this up Jason
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20mm F 25mm rear lowered on hotchkis springs
thanx 2 primeX (Ryan) for a good deal on tha wheelz
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:59 PM
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Looking good, bro! Very glad you were happy with the wheels. You're car looks great!
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:21 AM
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this is a very good thread...i have a question...i have 20" staggered setup on my car...fr: 20x8.5 +25 and bk: 20x10 +25...what size spacers should i use? if u need pix, i can get them tonite, thanks alot!
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^ Best bet is to mount them with the tires, down jack the car and measure.....it all depends on if your dropped, tire size, etc....

then depending on how much you need (thickness) you have to figure out if your wheels will work for studs attached type spacers (see post #5 for "gap" requirement) or if your forced to swap to longer studs(see post#3) on your hubs?

-J

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Originally Posted by JasonZ-YA View Post
^ Best bet is to mount them with the tires, down jack the car and measure.....it all depends on if your dropped, tire size, etc....

then depending on how much you need (thickness) you have to figure out if your wheels will work for studs attached type spacers (see post #5 for "gap" requirement) or if your forced to swap to longer studs(see post#3) on your hubs?

-J
hmm...lets see, im not dropped...tires sizes for front are 245/35/20 and rear are 275/30/20...my wheels DO have the gap(thank goodness)...thanks jason
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^ no problem.....let us know what you go with after measuring....post up picks..
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Originally Posted by zguyd3 View Post
20mm F 25mm rear lowered on hotchkis springs
thanx 2 primeX (Ryan) for a good deal on tha wheelz
looks good
how low your ride is ?
any rubbing ?
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Originally Posted by JasonZ-YA View Post
^ no problem.....let us know what you go with after measuring....post up picks..
from measuring, it looks like i can use 15mm front and 20mm back...does that sound right?? i want it to look as flushed as possible without rubbing

heres my wheel info:
front- 20x8.5 +20 (tires-245/35/20)
rear- 20x10 +25 (tires-275/30/20)
*everything else is OEM
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That does sound about right, but make sure that you have the "gaps" in the wheels for spacers less than 25mm thick.....


-J

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Originally Posted by JasonZ-YA View Post
That does sound about right, but make sure that you have the "gaps" in the wheels for spacers less than 25mm thick.....


-J
yea i have the gaps...i think im going to lower the car 1st then measure again to see if the size changed...thanks

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