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Morning All, had a look a few posts on wheel spacers, i don't want mine sticking out of the arches so i was thinking of going for 20mm on the rear and 15mm on the front just wondered if you guys and girls that have put them on could answer a couple of questions for me please. 

1. are those thickness spacers above going to look correct and not stick out of the arches ( definitely don't want the tyres protruding from the arches )

2. do you have to cut or change the original studs 

3. do the original studs protrude but sit into the wheel recess 

4. Would 25 rear and 20 front look better but still not protrude the arches

5. what brand did you buy 

would appreciate your advice and maybe photos if you have them 

thanks in advance

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In no particular order then, I have used Eibach spacers (10 and 15, I think) and they are really well built and correspondingly expensive. Note that a 4-wheel alignment cannot be done once they are fitted.

I think 25 mm will be at the limit of the rear arches and, visually, the rear aspect of the car begins to change, IMHO.

Depending on the width you select, the Eibach website will tell you the method of fitting. I remember that the original studs have to be hammered out backwards for some fittings (not difficult) and replaced with longer ones (PITA).

I would advise you to use copper grease on the hub/spacer and spacer/wheel interfaces to facilitate removal. I have seen folks having to resort to brute force when this has not been done. Not me :innocent:.

I was also told by a very respected Professional driver that spacers will increase the car’s tendency to tramline - I personally did not notice this when I had 10/15s fitted.

Regret no pictures available as that particular 370 is long gone!

Hope this helps,

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I've got 20mm Eibachs all round. You can't get away with any wider than that. 20mm brings you right flush with the wheel arch - looks perfect, I reckon.

There are 2 types you can buy. I got the ones that simply fit on your existing hub - very easy to fit. I think Paul_S got the other type.

Personally, I'd go for Eibach - they're an excellent product.

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Funnily enough, I had spacers fitted to my Z this week whilst it was in with Abbey for a P3 service, MOT and mods.

I went for 15mm all round which I think suits the car perfectly.  Can't really be appreciated from these photos, but there is a very noticeable difference in reality.

 

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8 hours ago, Short Paul said:

Nice pics did it need a four wheel alignment 

No, it was done a year ago before I bought the car. No point in doing it again just because the spacers had been fitted.  

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On the GT-R it gets done every year. Tyre wear changes the geometry and takes the alignment out and leaving it cam make the tyre wear uneven and it becomes a vicious circle (sic!) ....

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3 hours ago, JohnFK said:

On the GT-R it gets done every year. Tyre wear changes the geometry and takes the alignment out and leaving it cam make the tyre wear uneven and it becomes a vicious circle (sic!) ....

A pic of your gtr would be nice, not hinting 😁

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Okey doke. Dont have many on the road but here's one from when it went in for ppf:2021-05-21-DropOff22.thumb.jpg.42c48dff7e0618860ac20b026cb81c59.jpg

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62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Storm White R35 GT-R MY21 Track Edition… “Fully Loaded”

Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
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Thank you all for your input , its nice when others have actually had experiences that your asking about

that's  why forums like these are so good, i will look at the Eibach spacers and either go for 15 or 20mm as per your recommendations 

cheers Paul.

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3 hours ago, GADGET 370 said:

Thank you all for your input , its nice when others have actually had experiences that your asking about

that's  why forums like these are so good, i will look at the Eibach spacers and either go for 15 or 20mm as per your recommendations 

cheers Paul.

You won't regret it, imo. Really improves the stance/looks of the car, especially the rear view. I also remember thinking that it improved the handling, although that may have been wishful thinking. What do others think?

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5 hours ago, GADGET 370 said:

......... i will look at the Eibach spacers and either go for 15 or 20mm as per your recommendations 

 

Either will be fine and not OTT. I mentioned above about about me choosing 15mm, but to be honest and extra 5mm would have done no harm.   

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13 hours ago, Chubbs said:

You won't regret it, imo. Really improves the stance/looks of the car, especially the rear view. I also remember thinking that it improved the handling, although that may have been wishful thinking. What do others think?

Looks/stance - yes, definately. Just 15mm has made all the difference. Improved handling? In theory, possibly, but nothing noticeable in normal road use.

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Yes i think ill go for the 20mm spacers, probably leave till after the new year now, just had to buy two new front tyres and some Hks filters still needs a new screen as it has a big chip in it and I've now set my heart on an Invidia Gemini exhaust system after listening to a few on the tinternet. 

As i said in a previous post the exhaust is pretty rusty. I'm also taking it down my mates body shop and we are wire brushing the underside of the car and wax oiling the whole bottom of the car , so should preserve it. its actually not to bad at all for an 11 year old car ,

Also bought and storm force full cover for it and an optimate 5 to keep the battery in good condition, that's about it for now, as I've only had it a month and only driven it 3 times, but its great to have another one, just love it with the roof down ! 

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On 11/8/2021 at 8:06 PM, GADGET 370 said:

Yes i think ill go for the 20mm spacers, probably leave till after the new year now, just had to buy two new front tyres and some Hks filters still needs a new screen as it has a big chip in it and I've now set my heart on an Invidia Gemini exhaust system after listening to a few on the tinternet. 

As i said in a previous post the exhaust is pretty rusty. I'm also taking it down my mates body shop and we are wire brushing the underside of the car and wax oiling the whole bottom of the car , so should preserve it. its actually not to bad at all for an 11 year old car ,

Also bought and storm force full cover for it and an optimate 5 to keep the battery in good condition, that's about it for now, as I've only had it a month and only driven it 3 times, but its great to have another one, just love it with the roof down ! 

Here's a link to a couple of photos I took of my 20mm Eibachs -

 

 

 

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looks really good, makes it look meaner lol 

 

thanks for that !

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I've had 15mm Eibachs all round for 12 or so years on my 370Z now.   I think 20mm probably looks better but I thought 15mm would put a little less stress on the wheel bearings.  That said, I've needed to change my front offside wheel bearing and I put that down to a particularly sharp, off camber, downhill left turn on my daily commute.

When I fitted mine I remember the steering feeling weird for a while, but I soon got used to it.  I think it does make the car tramline more, but different tyres can too.

Overall, I'm pleased I put them on.  I went for the type that requires longer studs because I didn't like the idea of having hidden nuts that you can't check the torque of unless you remove the wheel and jam on the brakes. 

One final thing - you will need to unscrew the little stud on the front hubs when you put spacers on.  The stud is there to stop you putting the rear wheels on the front.

Edit:  I echo the words of Jeff about a little copper slip.  I wrote a couple of guides on how to fit extended studs on the front if you want to go that route.  I couldn't find one about the rears, but they are very similar.

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On 11/21/2021 at 5:53 PM, Paul_S said:

I've had 15mm Eibachs all round for 12 or so years on my 370Z now.   I think 20mm probably looks better but I thought 15mm would put a little less stress on the wheel bearings.  That said, I've needed to change my front offside wheel bearing and I put that down to a particularly sharp, off camber, downhill left turn on my daily commute.

When I fitted mine I remember the steering feeling weird for a while, but I soon got used to it.  I think it does make the car tramline more, but different tyres can too.

Overall, I'm pleased I put them on.  I went for the type that requires longer studs because I didn't like the idea of having hidden nuts that you can't check the torque of unless you remove the wheel and jam on the brakes. 

One final thing - you will need to unscrew the little stud on the front hubs when you put spacers on.  The stud is there to stop you putting the rear wheels on the front.

Edit:  I echo the words of Jeff about a little copper slip.  I wrote a couple of guides on how to fit extended studs on the front if you want to go that route.  I couldn't find one about the rears, but they are very similar.

thats Great , appreciate your Knowledge Paul.

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