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Old 04-06-17, 07:19 PM   #1
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if if I were to mount wheels to my 2003 LS430, which has a center bore of 60.1 mm and the new wheels have an offset of 35mm and a center bore of 75mm, do I need spacers? If so, what size and how many? Where should I buy them and will I need new, longer lug bolts?

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I would call someone like Tire Rack and ask them
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Thanks Lexman! Good idea! Appreciate the feedback.
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I was a bit curious how they would work, as I've never considered them...it looks like they would be an extension on the rotor hat. So....this device uses the existing lugs, and mounts to the hat, then has its own lugs for the wheel...this would imply that it's quite important what quality the spacers are.....having never used them before, can't say if this is safe or not safe, but the fact that there are new lug bolts to attach the wheel comes to mind...I would rather they use the Lexus existing bolts, but then again, how could that be possible, right? In my vision, the current bolts would be long enough to protrude, but that would make no sense either because then they'd be too long for the current nuts...there's definitely a lot of info online, YouTube, etc., so folks do use them...
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No. Why would you think you need spacers? If anything, you can buy some hubcentric rings to center the wheels onto the hub.
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It is going to depend on the face of the wheel whether or not you will need spacers to clear the front brakes. If it is a concave or excessively concave wheel it may or may not work. Hub centric rings would be a good idea to prevent vibration after mounting the wheels
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Those used to be on rims purchased online...there'd be a decal on the backside warning that the ring must be used....haven't seen it though, in over the last 10 years when ordering rims...

Another thing I notice about the LS, is the wheels need to be retorqued after mounting them, maybe 2X. Does this imply a spacer needs to be retorqued as well, as it's mating using the original lugs? I think if at all possible, I'd prefer to not use them...
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No. Why would you think you need spacers? If anything, you can buy some hubcentric rings to center the wheels onto the hub.
Sorry...I guess I used the wrong terminology. I guess my real concern was the difference in hub sizes.... so I need hub centric rings. They are OZ Racing rims. Don't want to ruin them. I'll contact OZ directly and let them tell me what to do,
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