I want to get or make .250 or so spacers for the rear wheels just to improve the stance. But the shallow center lip or whatever won't locate the wheel any more. I know the lugs hold it in, but will that
be a problem at all?(maybe a dumb question...)
I'd be curious as to how rear wheel spacers would affect the handling for anyone that's had them on...
05-10-10, 09:40 AM
My advice is to get extended-tip lug nuts (DT sells this, you need 12x1.5mm). They will regain some of the thread lost.
My experience with spacers has been varied. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes vibration ensued. In the world of BMW, there is this thing called "hub extender". A hub extender is just a piece of cylindrical aluminum that has been machined at one end to fit into the ID of the hub and the rest has the same diameter as the hub OD.
I have never used a spacer in my V but I have done it in my Z06 and I have yet to get any vibration due to the wheel not centered on the hub. YMMV.