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Wheel Spacers.

Post by flhmfd » Fri May 30, 2008 3:01 pm

im thinking about getting 1/4'' or 3mm wheel spacers...but im not sure if it will be a noticabl difference.

does anyone have pics of them on their car?

before and after would be ideal...i've searched but cant find much?
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 30, 2008 3:16 pm

I have 3/8" spacers on the rear of my car. I don't have before shots, but here is my car with the original wheels that may show some difference.

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The difference is more noticeable in person. A 1/4" wouldn't be as noticeable however.
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Post by oklamopar » Fri May 30, 2008 3:26 pm

did you use longer studs? and if so part# please.
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Post by Diablo0 » Fri May 30, 2008 3:41 pm

3mm spacer, just imagine your wheels 3mm out which is hardly noticeable at all. Have a look at a ruller and you'll see why, it's equal to about an 1/8 inch.
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Post by flhmfd » Fri May 30, 2008 3:42 pm

i dont wanna have to use longer studs...he said 1/4'' is safe.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 30, 2008 3:44 pm

I did use longer studs, but I didn't get them through Mopar. I sourced them through Dorman. I still have the receipt in my file at home. When I get home I'll dig up the number for ya.
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Post by oklamopar » Fri May 30, 2008 4:00 pm

Thanks.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 30, 2008 9:38 pm

Ok, here is the Dorman part # I used for the rear studs..610-427

And here is a link to a very good catalog to look up any stud you could want...

https://www.dormanproducts.com/catalog/ ... rdware.htm

That is the entire catalog. The wheel stud listings start in section 10, 137-142 and go from there. They have an illustrated guide with all of the critical measurements so you can find just the stud you want without paying an arm and a leg for custom stuff :thumbup:
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Post by silversport » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:44 pm

modern says u can go 5mm without longer studs. id say thats probably about right also. anymore and u might get into trouble.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:07 pm

Did not want to start a new thread since my question is on topic.

I am looking to get a set of wheel spacers on my SRT-4. My R/T has spacers with longer studs and it just looks better. I hate the tucked in tire look. Will spacers affect alignment? I googled and there were mixed answers but 70% said :No it doesn't:
Maybe just do the rear?

Any benefits when running a spacer? Or it strictly for tire clearance/ looks?

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:27 pm

I don't think you will have a problem with your alignment afterwards. IIRC, mine did not change.

The only reason to run a spacer on a factory wheel is for looks. The rear is more tucked in than the front, so a thicker spacer is needed if you want to make the wheels look even to the outside. If you are happy with the way the front looks, a single spacer will get the back in line with the front. However much you space the front, the rear will take twice that to be even.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:07 pm

Right on, thanks. 3mm really isn't much of a difference in the rear huh? I am running 225 and its nice, but I think a 3mm might add a little bit to it and look good. Not sure if that's enough though.

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:31 pm

What wheels are you running? If stock, you may want 3/8" (10mm) in the back for the filled look. You can see how well my snowflakes sat with the 3/8" spacers. SRT wheels would be about the same.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:24 am

16x7 Yes, your stance looks great.

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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:41 am

I was also running a 205/60 tire on the snowflakes, so there was some sidewall bulge going on there too.
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Post by JeremyJ » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:34 pm

A lot of my track buddies have broken studs with spacers, so I'm not a fan of running them with stock studs. For a daily driver, 3mm is fine, but 5mm is pushing it, based on what I've seen.
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Post by C1DoG » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:50 pm

Danteneon wrote:What wheels are you running? If stock, you may want 3/8" (10mm) in the back for the filled look. You can see how well my snowflakes sat with the 3/8" spacers. SRT wheels would be about the same.


:withstupid: I have 17's with 10mm spacers and it makes the rears look even with the front. I did end up replacing my stock studs for aftermarket so if you get 10 mm you will have to get longer studs.
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