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    Update: installed 1" wheel spacers all around. No more grinding!


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    Glad to hear you got the issue resolved!
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    Let's see some pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Let's see some pictures!
    Took a couple of pics during install...here ya go!

    Kicks the wheels out a little, which looks kinda cool
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    I hear grinding too but on my steel wheels on really sharp turns when driving slowly. I'll probably get spacers too.
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    Hope they work. I'd get wheels that fit myself. Weird how only one side scrapes?
    I'm not a fan of bolt on spacers, they can come loose and you wouldn't know it til your wheel passes you. But if they're installed properly and aren't made of the cheapest of the chinesium they might be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marklovski View Post
    I hear grinding too but on my steel wheels on really sharp turns when driving slowly. I'll probably get spacers too.
    What wheels do you have? Here's what I am currently running. TireRack and the dealer both say that they fit our cars, but who knows...

    Spacers are working well...no more grinding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Hope they work. I'd get wheels that fit myself. Weird how only one side scrapes?
    I'm not a fan of bolt on spacers, they can come loose and you wouldn't know it til your wheel passes you. But if they're installed properly and aren't made of the cheapest of the chinesium they might be alright.
    I torqued them properly, and so far so good. Anything I should look out for while driving? Nothing seems out of the ordinary so far....

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    Wow that's a lot of spacer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x75x View Post
    TireRack and the dealer both say that they fit our cars, but who knows...
    I plugged your stock wheel specs and your new wheel specs into the tool at willtheyfit.com...

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    So your new wheels are a little closer to the suspension...but mine are even closer than yours?!? But mine are 15" wheels, not 14".


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