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Where to get wheel spacers for IS350??? (Update & pics on pg.4)

 
Old 08-14-06, 09:31 AM
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Default Where to get wheel spacers for IS350??? (Update & pics on pg.4)

I've been searching my fingers off, and I can't seem to find anyone who makes or sells wheel spacers for the 2IS. I know the bolt pattern is 5 lug x 114.3 (or 4.5"), and the center bore is 60.1mm... I have two questions:
  1. Does anyone know of any brands or companies that manufacture wheel spacers for our 2IS's?
  2. After looking at the specs for the 1IS, it seems that those cars have the exact same bolt pattern and center bore size. Can I buy a spacer marketed/designed for a 1IS and expect it to fit my 2IS?
Thanks in advance,

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*EDIT* You can find pictures and a brief write-up of my spacers on page 4 of this thread.

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i am in the same boat as you, i heard that we would need hub centric wheel adaptors and not spacers.
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hub centric rings and wheel spacers accomplish two different things, spacers is to correct offset of the wheels so it will fit better for your car, the hub centric rings are to compensate for the larger bore of most aftermarket wheels (so they will fit a larger range of vehicles) so the wheels dont vibrate
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most likely we can use the H&R spacers that the GS and SC owners use. how many mm did you want to try and push the wheels out?
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i just looked on the H&R website and they have hubcentric spacers available for the GS that should work on the IS. they are available in 5mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 25mm. hope this helps..
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Oooh, that's a GREAT idea - thanks IS 250!!!

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Originally Posted by 4TehNguyen View Post
hub centric rings and wheel spacers accomplish two different things, spacers is to correct offset of the wheels so it will fit better for your car, the hub centric rings are to compensate for the larger bore of most aftermarket wheels (so they will fit a larger range of vehicles) so the wheels dont vibrate
You need wheel spacers that are hub centric though to prevent imbalance. If you buy the cheap spacers from Pep Boys which are not hub centric, it will be impossible to get them to fit dead-center on the hub which will make the car feel like you've thrown a wheel weight or bent a wheel. H&R builds hub-centric spacers...definitely the way to go instead of the "one-size-fits-all-but-doesn't-fit-well" junk sold at the auto parts chains.

One other thing worth mentioning in this thread...it's imperative that the lugnut bolts be replaced with longer ones when spacers are used. Simply measure the length of the stock bolts, add the thickness of the desired spacer, and that's the bolt length that should be used with the spacers.

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avoid using spacers~ use wheel adapters
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Hey IS 250 - I just looked on the H&R website (www.hrsprings.com) and I couldn't find the specific application for the GS - where did you find them? And does anyone think the spacers/adapters for the 1st Gen IS would work?

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they should work... when i went on the website i entered info for a 2003 GS and it came up with info the the Trak+ spacers. There should not be a problem since the only thing you need to match is the center bore and bolt pattern. as long as the 1g IS has the same center bore and bolt pattern they should work as well.
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Yeah, I noticed that the part #'s for the '03 GS and the '05 IS are exactly the same - I think I'm gonna try this out. Thanks for the quick reply!

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Originally Posted by javylsu View Post
Yeah, I noticed that the part #'s for the '03 GS and the '05 IS are exactly the same - I think I'm gonna try this out. Thanks for the quick reply!

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I just got my spacers from ICHIBA. I got 25mm. Here's their website ICHIBA
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The IS300 spacers WILL fit the IS350. I just installed a pair of H&R 5mm spacers on my fronts. The part number for them is 10656014, and they do come with longer lug studs. I'm currently using the spacers without the extended lugs, but not for long. My lug nuts are only using 3.5 threads! :EEK:
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Originally Posted by flyfl1pguy View Post
I just got my spacers from ICHIBA. I got 25mm. Here's their website ICHIBA
DAMN! What could you possibly use 25 mm spacers for?!
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