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Old 10-31-2022, 06:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I've never used spacers, are they safe to use? May seem dumb but I've worked on my own cars for some time and haven't used any and don't know anyone at the moment who does .

I located the set I'd need based on 4x100 and the part number I was told by the local parts store.

Dorman 711-915 4 Lug Wheel Spacers https://a.co/d/72UGVJ5
I've used spacers before with no issue. As long as you can still almost fully thread the lug nut, no problem. With a thin spacer like a 5mm I expect you'll still fully thread the lug. eBay has them in other sizes, such as 2-3mm, which may also be adequate. They start around $4.

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Old 10-31-2022, 09:09 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I went with the ones I sent before seeing the message , I'm not seeing anything on ebay for $4 either but I'll keep digging.

Would I need to use all 4 or due to only my fronts causing the issue would just using spacers up front be sufficient and safe ?
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I went with the ones I sent before seeing the message , I'm not seeing anything on ebay for $4 either but I'll keep digging.

Would I need to use all 4 or due to only my fronts causing the issue would just using spacers up front be sufficient and safe ?
You might choose to put them on the rear, to get the track width the same, but I imagine it would make little difference if you didn't. Not with that small of a spacer.
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You might choose to put them on the rear, to get the track width the same, but I imagine it would make little difference if you didn't. Not with that small of a spacer.

Great did yours come with hex bolts to attach them directly to the hub assembly or do they just slide over the studs and the lugnuts are used to secure them ?
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Great did yours come with hex bolts to attach them directly to the hub assembly or do they just slide over the studs and the lugnuts are used to secure them ?
They just get pinched between the wheel and the hub, and hold it out a few mm.
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They just get pinched between the wheel and the hub, and hold it out a few mm.
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Purchased a set from O'Reilly and Amazon, it turned out universal really does mean universal. Glad I decided against a universal set personally. Chose to go with a hubcentric set which I'm personally more comfortable with and the prices were nearly identical.

StanceMagic - 2pcs 3mm 4x100 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers Compatible with E30 BMW 318i 325i 325e VW Golf Jetta Audi 4000 (57.1) https://a.co/d/dtCVcwH

The 3mm was exactly what I needed, im great full for all the help I've received here.

Now onto my tires, nexen winguard winspeaks claim a 50max psi I presently have them set to 45psi. I noticed a 3-5 mpg drop on a typical route id take, my guess is this is very normal for many winter tires ?
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Update

Purchased a set from O'Reilly and Amazon, it turned out universal really does mean universal. Glad I decided against a universal set personally. Chose to go with a hubcentric set which I'm personally more comfortable with and the prices were nearly identical.

StanceMagic - 2pcs 3mm 4x100 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers Compatible with E30 BMW 318i 325i 325e VW Golf Jetta Audi 4000 (57.1) https://a.co/d/dtCVcwH

The 3mm was exactly what I needed, im great full for all the help I've received here.

Now onto my tires, nexen winguard winspeaks claim a 50max psi I presently have them set to 45psi. I noticed a 3-5 mpg drop on a typical route id take, my guess is this is very normal for many winter tires ?
Running Nokians, I personally didn't see any drop that wasn't related to falling temperatures when I was living in areas with cold winters. Nokians are notorious for their low rolling resistance though.
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I wanted Nokians but the price was the main reason I didn't go with them. I located these as an option and didn't find any real reason to not buy a mid level winter tire.
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Running Nokians, I personally didn't see any drop that wasn't related to falling temperatures when I was living in areas with cold winters. Nokians are notorious for their low rolling resistance though.
This is what she looks like right now , unfortunately without a garage however or enough time the rear brake issue is being resolved by a mechanic.
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At an ecomodder mpg competition more than a dozen years ago I saw a guy drop ridiculous mpg in a Honda Civic...he's probably still on this site. Nokian Hakka R tires...he swore by them and said he used them in the winter and in some hill climbing comps too. I became a believer when I saw the many mods (including a cow catcher on the front of his car all the way down to tape sealed seams on every gap of his car). Gotta believe he knew what he was doing with the Nokian Hakka R's.

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