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im thinking of getting 10mm spacers to give the car a more agressive stance after getting it lowered. will your basic, cheap spacers be fine at this narrow width, or is it important to go with the likes of eibach etc?

also, will standard wheel nuts fit with this additional 10mm?
 

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I'd be tempted to go with either H&R or Eibach spacers as I'm pretty sure they're the only manufacturers that offer hubcentric 10mm spacers.

You will need longer bolts. Stock bolts are 27mm in length, so typically its 27mm + the spacer width meaning you'll need 37mm bolts.

See this site for a good exlanation:

http://www.performancealloys.com/alloy_wheel_spacers.asp
 

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Good link Tabs, I've been thinking about getting some spacers and that's pretty much explained everything, cheers.
 

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I've got FK 5mm and 15mm's on the front/rear. Longer bolts are needed for the rears of course (27mm + 15mm = 42mm bolts)

Got them all from R1GTI who was an FK dealer, unsure if he's still about though.

Best contact somewhere like Awesome or Eutrotek as they should stock them [Y]
 

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I got my 15mm rear spacers from AmD, they arrived and it turned out I
needed longer wheel bolts which they had failed to tell me at the time
of ordering so I then ordered some bolts and front 5mm spacers from
Demon Tweeks. Shipping was fast even though they had to order in
the parts so I was very pleased.

Well done demon tweeks
 

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Sorry for the delay in replying, its a job to remember which threads on the forum I have posted in [:)]

The 5mm spacers for the front were around ?25 iirc from Demon Tweeks and the 15mm rears were something like ?40-?50 from AmD.
 

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Hub centric means the spacer has a centre bore that will fit exactly over the mounting lip on your hub.

The cheap spacers you get from halfords don't - the centre hole, or bore as its called, is usually alot larger and when you fit the wheel over them they aren't held central against the hub. This is when wheel wobble occurs...

Spacers from FK, H&R and Eibach are hub centric. Althogh I'm sure H&R so a spacer that isn't... can't remember what size that is though.
 

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Thanks for the tip above tabs old chap.

I can vouch for the hubcentric spacers, I have 15mm rear hubcentrics
but the fronts I got from demon tweeks are universal which are fine and
dont give any wobble but they were a real PITA to line up because they
keep moving around without that handy little centring ring in the
middle[:)]
 

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is handling not affected with spacers?

im awaiting cruise control and a new gear knob, so i fear the lack of funds will delay the purchase of spacers.
 
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