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post #61 of 108 (permalink) Old March 24th, 2008, 18:51
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If you're only doing autocross, I wouldn't worry about being hubcentric. I started with cheap 5/16"?? spacers from pep boys or similar, and ran them for a few years. Then a friend of mine started working at a machine shop, and he made me a pimpy set of 11mm spacers that were hubcentric, but probably double the weight of the cheap ones.

I never bothered to balance those wheels, so it'd still pickup a vibration on the highway.
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I started with cheap 5/16"?? spacers from pep boys...
I did exactly that - 5/16 = 8mm, so it takes the offset from +50 to +42, which is just 3.xxmm from the legal limit of +38.(1-xx)mm offset.
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I picked up a set of cheap aluminum 10MM spacers on eBay. Not too worried about that last MM.

For those of you running SSRs in the back, are you going with 3MM spacers of just bolting the wheel on?

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I didn't want the rear any wider than it had to be.

For the Kosei's, they were at the legal limit, because you had to buy +38's and shave off .040.

I'd pickup cones with the rear tire, so having a slightly narrower rear end, even if by only a few mm... figured it wouldn't hurt. The cars don't need more rear traction anyway.
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Sounds logical, Jesse. I'll just run the SSRs and Weds Sports without spacers. That makes things easy anyway.
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Hey Jer, did you sell those Millenia fronts yet??? I'm interested, if you still have them.

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Wellllll, I'm a bit embarassed by the number, but right now it IS INDEED six sets plus two extra Millenia fronts I don't need. Overkill? maybe, but try this on for size after I get all the tires moved around:

2 sets of Hoosiers, older set and newer national event set mounted on the 2 sets of lightweight wheels (Millenia fronts and Wedsports rears for one, SSRs rears for the other), the HREs host Hoosier rain tires, Toyo R888s for the track on a stock set, and extra stock set with some streetable but not great Kumhos (can you say EVO school?) and of course the streets on the 14s. So you see, they all have their purpose. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

PS. Anyone need a set of Millenia fronts in not perfect shape cosmetically but fine otherwise? $150 shipped.
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I have an extra set of Millenia fronts if anyone needs some. Like most, they are cosmetically so so, but funtionally perfect. They still have a set of A3S0x Hoosier 205/50/15s on them. I have used them and another set with SSR Comps on the rear for the past 5 years.

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The ST bar is the current standard. It's the biggest/stiffest available OTS. It used to be solid but I've heard rumor they're now hollow. Old ones are painted grey, rumor says new ones are green.
I can confirm that my new ST bar is green and hollow.
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My wheels are SOLD to Barry.

My ST bar is grayish black, FWIW. It's old.
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Wheel spacers

If you are looking for 10 MM spacers, I found these:

http://www.ichibausa.com/10alwhsp5.html

But at $105 I will keep using my combination of 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch spacers, which gets me to 9.5mm.

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What size front tires are you using? I'm going to need larger spacers in the next month.
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I'm using the 205 50 15s A6s up front. I do get a small amount of rub, but not enough to worry about.

So you are running Mark's car in Kansas? If it's warm, those 275s might be the ticket! If I were to try to run the 225s up front, I'd have to give up some negative camber for sure.
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Yeah. I'm buying the tires off of Mark after nationals and putting them on my own car, and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what I'm going to do for spacers, the ones I have now are going to be too small for 225s.
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And there's only so much you can do legally in stock class. I think I could technically go to 11 MM, but that would not be enough. So your other option is standing up the front tires a bit more. Mark made it work, so find out what his negative camber is and then you'll know what you're going to have to give up.
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I know we're talking Hoosier instead of Kumho, but here's a data point. I ran 205/225 in Kumho. Max front camber with the 3-dot bolts was 3.25* each side. No rubbing except a tiny bit on the swaybar at full lock.

Switched to 225/225 Kumhos. We had to back the front down to about 2.1/2.2* and there's still a bit of rubbing on both the strut body and the sway bar.

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What size spacers?
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Also remember that the Kumho is a 50 series sidewall.
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