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Old 10-03-2019, 21:24   #1
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Wheel spacers for Standard Evo 5

looking for advice on some spacers for a my Evo 5. The car has the standard wheels on but it just needs some spacers to fill the arch a bit better.. Iím thinking of fitting 15mm? I donít want it to rub or look extreme and was wondering what people though of these:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F230679287902

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Old 25-03-2019, 16:32   #2
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Hi,

I hope I can help.

A couple of weeks ago I fitted 15mm spacers on my V with 17" Enkei WRC Tarmac Evo. The car is lowered on Eibach springs and I had no rubbing and it sits perfectly. I wouldn't advice going anymore than 15mm as I can see that it's pretty close to the arches. I guess 20mm it's too much, at least at the height that my car is atm.

I bought a different brand of spacers so on that I can't give any advice.

I attach some pictures so you can see how it looks.
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Old 25-03-2019, 18:07   #3
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Following as in interested aboubtgat for my 6, when you want to 15mm did you need longer wheel studs ?
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Old 25-03-2019, 19:46   #4
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In my case I bought spacers that bolt onto the hub, and for that there's no need to change anything. It's good to check after the first run if it needs retightening.

There's is the other option of getting just the spacer and longer studs, they are both valid, as long as you get good quality ones.

For the longer stud option count on a fair bit more of labour to fit them as you need to get the hub off.
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Old 26-03-2019, 07:59   #5
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Taking the hub off can be a f***** nightmare. My driveshaft was rust-welded inside the hub spline, I had to CUT the outter cv joint to get it off. What I thought was a simple job turned to be a nightmare. Just keep this in mind.

Otherwise on my 6 I fitted 15mm spacers with std wheels and it just sits fine. I wish I could use 20 or 25mm spacers to make it looking even better but for that you would have to do some work on the arches.
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Old 26-03-2019, 08:25   #6
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Although it was on a 9 rather than 5/6, I found it possible to fit longer studs in situ ie without splitting the bearings from the hubs. And that was using the super long ARP studs. But it was trickier at the rear where I actually cut a hole in the backplate of the handbrake assembly in order to feed the new bolts through. The other thing you can try is, in situ, to loosen off the 4 nuts that retain the bearings and hammer them (carefully) to partly extend the bearing outwards, which then gives more room to insert longer studs. I've seen this done first hand so know it works, although a lot will depend on the amount of corrosion between hub and bearing that may have built up over the years.
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Old 26-03-2019, 09:12   #7
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On my vi I run 20mm and ad08r 225/45-17 and wouldn't rub on o/e rims. If you run wider tyres that's when problems happen. I now run Rays ce28 with my tyres off my old rims as there very new and the rims are 8.5 and no spacers and no rubbing and its lowered on coilovers.
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On my vi I run 20mm and ad08r 225/45-17 and wouldn't rub on o/e rims. If you run wider tyres that's when problems happen. I now run Rays ce28 with my tyres off my old rims as there very new and the rims are 8.5 and no spacers and no rubbing and its lowered on coilovers.
But what offset are the wheels?
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In my case I bought spacers that bolt onto the hub, and for that there's no need to change anything. It's good to check after the first run if it needs retightening.

There's is the other option of getting just the spacer and longer studs, they are both valid, as long as you get good quality ones.

For the longer stud option count on a fair bit more of labour to fit them as you need to get the hub off.
Your car looks nice with the spacers,looks just right.
I am after some for my car,i would like to go 20mm but they may rub so 15mm would be better however the one's i have seen in 15mm size require the hub to be removed to fit longer studs but yours fit straight onto hub,what make are these and are they a available in Uk ?
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As basic guideline principle on the matter:


-On 5-X evo, stock ride height, stock rims, you can go up to 25mm spacers, without rubbing issues.

-On 5-X, stock rim/tyre combo, lowered on springs, you can go up to 20mm, without rubbing issues.




Anything other than the obove you should not go beyond 15mm.



Also if you go beyond 25mm spacer, things change towards the negative side of performance, so you will also need to employ other adjustable parts, (apart from a set of adjustable coilovers i.e) and correction kits to adjust/correct things for optimum desired outcome.









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Your car looks nice with the spacers,looks just right.
I am after some for my car,i would like to go 20mm but they may rub so 15mm would be better however the one's i have seen in 15mm size require the hub to be removed to fit longer studs but yours fit straight onto hub,what make are these and are they a available in Uk ?
I bought mine in Spain from a guy who had never used them, I don't know where he originally got them from.

The brand is tcsportline.

I'm sure I've seen other brands that do the 15mm bolt on.
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With reference to the images above on the evo V.

The 15mm spacers are fitted both front and back? Also them wheels are stock sizes to the original wheels?

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But what offset are the wheels?
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With reference to the images above on the evo V.

The 15mm spacers are fitted both front and back? Also them wheels are stock sizes to the original wheels?

Cheers,

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The spacers are fitted rear and front.

The tyres are 225 45 R17 on 8j Enkei WRC, which apart from the 8j (original was 7.5j) I think it was standard on the Evo V.
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