Wheel Spacers : What Size?
Monday October 18, 2010
Ok, so this our round 2 post on wheel spacers. About a month back we did a blog post with some basic info on Ichiba & Kics Wheel Spacers. After that post we’ve been getting a lot of questions about sizing and how to choose the correct wheel spacers for specific applications. This follow up post will help you choose the correct size wheel spacers.
The biggest question we get is “what size wheel spacer will give me a flush stance”? Now a flush stance is relative to personal perception, so what we may think is flush may not be flush to you… with that said this is a very hard question to answer. Take a look at the picture below and use this as a measuring guide to help you get an idea of what you’ll need.
The widest point of your tire and wheel combination is usually the tire sidewall. Using a ruler with the straight edge flush to the sidewall of the tire, measure the gap between the tire to the inside lip of the fender. This will help you determine what size spacer you would like. Also keep in mind that stretching a narrower tire on a wider rim and/or rolling the inner fender lip will allow you to get A LOT more aggressive with how large of a spacer you can use.
Another question we get is how does mm calculate into inches, so here are the popular spacer choices with the corresponding size in inches next to it.
5mm = 0.1969 inches
10mm = 0.3937 inches
15mm = 0.5906 inches
20mm = 0.7874 inches
25mm = 0.9843 inches
30mm = 1.1811 inches
Lastly is finding out your bolt pattern, thread, & center bore size. The best way to do this is to check out www.BoltPatternGuide.com. Now this guide is not a complete list and leaves off a lot of newer cars so if you are having trouble finding your specific vehicle please contact us for assistance on this one.