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Milo72
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Wheel Spacers Reply with quote

Looking to get spacers all round. I unsuccessfully bought some from a user on here, so decided to just buy some new ones.

Question is... Are the ones I’ve seen on eBay any good or should I be looking for something with a little more quality. I just have some concerns about those shiny cheap wheel bolts in the packages.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd stick to the likes of Eibach, H+R, and TPI (TPIs in particular are light weight and very well made). There's a lot of crap out there on ebay.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
I'd stick to the likes of Eibach, H+R, and TPI (TPIs in particular are light weight and very well made). There's a lot of crap out there on ebay.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought spacers from TWD (Tech World Direct) on Ebay, and the quality is very good, including the bolts. There might be some rubbish on Ebay, but the TWD stuff is fine, and good value.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keyed the words 997 AND spacers into the Search Forum function and got dozens of relevant threads including this useful one.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=126020&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=997+spacers
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for the ebay ones, I bought a set 7 mm and 15 mm inc bolts and security bolts and they are perfect fit.
tech_world_direct have over 80 k feedbacks and I certainly found them very helpful. Think the whole lot cost about £70 delivered.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
+1 for the ebay ones, I bought a set 7 mm and 15 mm inc bolts and security bolts and they are perfect fit.
tech_world_direct have over 80 k feedbacks and I certainly found them very helpful. Think the whole lot cost about £70 delivered.


£70 including bolts and locking ones ... Really ?

They quoted me £155 for exactly that this week. How long ago did you get them ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got them last year.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These guys have good spacers and you will note the narrow spacers eg 3mm 5mm 7mm also have a hub spigot whereas most you look at in those sizes are just a shim and 7mm is very close to the limit for just a shim without any hub spigots.


https://www.wheelspacers.uk.com/index.php?cat=c311_Porsche.html&bezeichnung=911%20(997)%20Carrera%20S,%204,%204S&typ=997
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
These guys have good spacers and you will note the narrow spacers eg 3mm 5mm 7mm also have a hub spigot whereas most you look at in those sizes are just a shim and 7mm is very close to the limit for just a shim without any hub spigots.


https://www.wheelspacers.uk.com/index.php?cat=c311_Porsche.html&bezeichnung=911%20(997)%20Carrera%20S,%204,%204S&typ=997


Nice one... Thanks Phil. They are more like it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Rennline spacers, as they make them hubcentric even on the thinner ones. I’m using H&R currently with World Motorsports titanium lugs but have some from Rennline on the way after buying new wheels that need thinner spacers.

http://www.rennline.com/Rennline-Wheel-Spacers-pair/productinfo/LS-10/
https://www.world-motorsports.com/porsche-titanium-lug-bolt-set.html
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those titanium bolts look the business. I have put them on my christmas list.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never thought of putting spacers on a 911 (997.2 4S). Do they improve the handling or just for looks? I did put them on my Land Rover Defender which did improve the handling, looks and turning circle and was all the better for it, but obviously a totally different animal from a Porker! So I would like to know the affects on a 911. Also how wide would you go and could they cause any detrimental suspension/tyre issues? Question
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5mm spacers were fitted as standard to the 996 GT3. I am fitting them to give clearance for my calipers. 7mm all round. There is clearance at 5mm but it is super tight.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
These guys have good spacers and you will note the narrow spacers eg 3mm 5mm 7mm also have a hub spigot whereas most you look at in those sizes are just a shim and 7mm is very close to the limit for just a shim without any hub spigots.


https://www.wheelspacers.uk.com/index.php?cat=c311_Porsche.html&bezeichnung=911%20(997)%20Carrera%20S,%204,%204S&typ=997


Second shout for this company. Nice anodised finish with proper Porsche hub centric set up. I went with 7mm front and 13mm rear.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porkaholic wrote:
Never thought of putting spacers on a 911 (997.2 4S). Do they improve the handling or just for looks? I did put them on my Land Rover Defender which did improve the handling, looks and turning circle and was all the better for it, but obviously a totally different animal from a Porker! So I would like to know the affects on a 911. Also how wide would you go and could they cause any detrimental suspension/tyre issues? Question


the normal size most go for is 7mm front 15mm rear on stock OE alloys this size works for both wide and narrow body cars as the offsets are different ,if your using non OE alloys you may have to just measure the space you want to reduce , they do improve handling and even more so if used with lowering kits springs or coilovers .and without a doubt they make the stance of the car much better see pic of my gen2 4S Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Phil, thanks. Nice car same colour as mine Thumb
Something else now on the to do list!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aqua is a lovely colour mate Thumb Thumb
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