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Old 07-24-13, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Installing 20mm spacers this weekend, any pointers?

As the title states, I'll be putting 20mm spacers all the way around. Stock 18" wheels with a moderate drop on Tanabe NF210 springs. Any tips or suggestions when I go to install these?
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Old 07-24-13, 02:45 PM   #2
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Loctite the bolts from spacer to hub, check and recheck bolts after 1k miles.

But in all honesty I wouldnt run spacers too problematic
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Old 07-24-13, 04:25 PM   #3
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i had 25mm on my 2GS for like 10k miles maybe, no problem at all. as long as u tight it w/ right torque, u should be fine. oh get a good brand.
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Old 07-24-13, 04:46 PM   #4
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What brand spacer you get?
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What brand spacer you get?
Got these here:
Amazon.com: (2) 20mm 5x114.3 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers for Toyota Camry MR2 Supra Lexus IS250 IS350 (60.1 bore): Automotive Amazon.com: (2) 20mm 5x114.3 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers for Toyota Camry MR2 Supra Lexus IS250 IS350 (60.1 bore): Automotive

All the reviews for the seller were excellent.
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Old 07-24-13, 07:50 PM   #6
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You should get H&R wheel spacers. You have to remember, that you need to look up the history for this type of stuff, not the initial review .

Either way, GL OP!
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Old 07-24-13, 08:31 PM   #7
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You should get H&R wheel spacers. You have to remember, that you need to look up the history for this type of stuff, not the initial review .

Either way, GL OP!
Most everything I've seen about bad spacers has to do with a poor install more so than the quality of the product. Hence the reason I was looking for any pointers from those around here that have had success with spacers. Thanks for the input though!
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Old 07-24-13, 11:02 PM   #8
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I've been using b2design spacers for about a year, no problems. Just be sure to torque them down correctly.
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I wouldn't do it!
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Most everything I've seen about bad spacers has to do with a poor install more so than the quality of the product. Hence the reason I was looking for any pointers from those around here that have had success with spacers. Thanks for the input though!
Oh really? I just did some light reading on the subject, and the consensus of all Wheel spacer folks were H&R, others who didn't go with it were saying their's was OKAY.

Either way, GL! My final input would be to torque them accordingly like you would your wheels, across from each bolt back and forth until fully tightened.... I wouldn't know how much TQ to use though for wheel spacers.
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Old 08-01-13, 11:58 PM   #11
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imho, i would only get H&R or Ichiba v2 only. there is a reason why they're a bit pricey.

GL. i rocked 25mm ichiba v2 all around for a while back then, not a single vibration / problem.
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Old 08-02-13, 07:11 AM   #12
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I've had my GS on a closed course up to 120 with ISF wheels mounted with Adaptec Speedware bolt-on spacers. Rock solid at speed... Rock solid through the winter... Rock solid.
I have about 10k miles on them... no problems. Highly recommended.

*I've had H&R adapters on my GTI and they were just as good.
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Old 08-02-13, 09:21 AM   #13
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If you want to know how 20mm Ichiba V2's with Springs will look, here are a few pictures. Springs on my car were Eibachs! Good drop and very comfortable. And yes, it rubs in the front and rear!

An old thread!

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-t...fter-pics.html
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My car did 35-40 dyno runs with Ichiba 25mm spacers, on my Supra so I wouldn't say they are unsafe at all.

With the Ichiba ones, you torque them down. I didn't even use loctite, but you could probably use BLUE loctite if you wanted and then recheck the torque on the adapter bolts after 50-100miles.

This is just my opinion.

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Old 12-31-13, 07:22 AM   #15
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I have Ichiba V2 15mm spacers on the rear wheels of my GS400 and quite frankly, you'll be just fine if they're torqued down properly.
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