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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Arrow Wheel spacers - Good Idea ???

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Currently on 325s and its almost time to change tires...thinking of going with stock 275/65/18 and probably use spacers for that same look. Sure some of you have some similar mods to chime. Any good place to buy them..also is it borla the preferred one.?

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I thought Borla was exhaust products, didn't know they made wheel spacers.

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I just found its BORA Spacers...made in U.S.A

Here is the link..
http://www.motorsport-tech.com/bora.html

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BORA not Borla.

You'll find mixed opinions on wheel spaces. I've never used them but most of what I've read online says not to use them. I've never seen any evidence they are bad but it seems like a corner cutting alternative to getting the right offset of rim to me.

I have 285/65/18's on stock rims and they stick out past the fender as is.

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BORA not Borla.

You'll find mixed opinions on wheel spaces. I've never used them but most of what I've read online says not to use them. I've never seen any evidence they are bad but it seems like a corner cutting alternative to getting the right offset of rim to me.

I have 285/65/18's on stock rims and they stick out past the fender as is.
I agree with Herbz, besides by using the spacers, your adding to the unsprung weight as well.

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Its just an simpler mod to make your tires stick out without the beefier tires. Guess should not have an adverse effect so long as the spacer are bolt on..meaning it gets bolted first to rotors and spacers have studs to bolt wheels on.

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Its just an simpler mod to make your tires stick out without the beefier tires. Guess should not have an adverse effect so long as the spacer are bolt on..meaning it gets bolted first to rotors and spacers have studs to bolt wheels on.
I guess you've answered your own question.

Personally I think stock size tires which you mentioned going back to pushed way out will look ridiculously tall and skinny. To each their own I guess.

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Supposedly adds extra stress on the axles and is not recommended if going to do any off roading. It will suffice for a pavement princess though. Proper rims with a built in offset are much better for the vehicle and will stand up to more abuse and use. Is pricier, but if can sell your old rims it may help alleviate the difference in the costs.
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Do it cheap or do it right, but you can't do both.

I've heard you can do a really sweet exhaust mod if you drill holes in the muffler, costs less than Flowmasters and sounds the same, plus it's a lot simpler mod with no adverse effect.

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