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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by RX8R3Rod » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:26 pm

But maybe not if you only have the car jack, like me .... #-o
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by warpc0il » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:19 pm

Speedy36 wrote:Other than thread lock and a torque wrench is there anything else i will need to fit the wheel spacers????
A pair of axle stands, as you don't want to be working on the car with just the jack.
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by Speedy36 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:58 pm

Funny you should say that Dave......just ordered some with trolley jack off fleabay.

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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by Speedy36 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:17 pm

All done and dusted =D>

was a bit scary at some points when the wood i was using to spread the weight started to crack so used both the scissor jack and trolley jack just to be on safe side as couldnt get the axle stands in corrrectly #-o

But looks the bizz and glad i didnt go all the way to 20mm :wink:

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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by tonyG1987 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:49 am

send those pretty pictures pleaasseee :)
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Post by Speedy36 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:58 am

yeh will do when get back onto photobucket #-o
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Post by Speedy36 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:29 pm

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Whoops a bit big :oops:

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Post by RX8R3Rod » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:05 pm

Looking reeeaally nice; much 'meaner' stance = much nico IMHO =D>
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by Speedy36 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:36 pm

cheers mate.

need to save to lower her now.

hmm now which to go for........ springs or full monti????? :?: :?: :?
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Post by tonyG1987 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:45 pm

hmmm looking sooo perrrrty! like the decals specially the one on the bonnet. white is sooooo fresh and clean! daym!
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Post by Speedy36 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Cheers Tony. theres only two of us that have the bonnet decals as they were designed especially for Le Mans this year!!!

My choice was either white of Blue tbh as they suite it best IMHO :wink:
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by SeanP » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:14 pm

Mazda Rotary Parts wrote:Personaly I tighten the spacer nuts to 100lbs with loctite thread lock on the studs, which I thought every one would do #-o

Pleased this has come to light as we will put a note in all kits sold from now on just as we do with our ignition coils and a few other things.
Received the Eibach 20mm spacers for my R3 Clive,, thanks :-)
Glad I came across this thread - will seek out some loctite before fitting 'em... :)
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by VelocityVinnie » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:01 pm

Can confirm that Marks car looks the nutts with the spacers, defo something on my shopping list.

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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by casey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:09 pm

Just a "heads up" to check when fitting the Eibach 20mm spacers that the wheel fits flush against the face of the spacer when tightened up. I test fitted one to my o/s rear to find that, despite the slight indent in the back of the OEM wheels, the original studs were contacting the back of the wheel and (only just) preventing a flush fit. I have removed the spacer for now as I need to remove about 2mm from each stud to ensure a flush fit. When I get a an hour to spare I'll break out the angle grinder :D
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by SeanP » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:12 pm

Thanks Malcolm... I was assured by Clive that they should fit without any trouble - but I will check this very carefully! I wouldn't have a clue how to adjust / change the studs!

@Vinnie - Mark opted for 15mm on his R3... I've gone for 20mm - but had also been warned now that could expose the rear to more stone damage... Does anybody know if the Mazda rear "mudguards" will fit with the R3 rear bumper?
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Post by VelocityVinnie » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:24 pm

i dont think they will fit, different shape

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Post by Speedy36 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:47 pm

VelocityVinnie wrote:Can confirm that Marks car looks the nutts with the spacers, defo something on my shopping list.

Thanks for that mate didnt think anyone could see!!!!!
tbh I am glad i didnt go for the 20mmm after seeing how far the rears stick out on mine.......defo in need of some rear deflectors!!!!!! :wink:

Sean.......I used 2 tubes of thread lock.....got two whells done and saw i didnt have much left so got the wifes car and went to Halfrauds #-o
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Re: Wheel Spacers - 20mm too much?

Post by casey » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:06 am

casey wrote:I have removed the spacer for now as I need to remove about 2mm from each stud to ensure a flush fit. When I get a an hour to spare I'll break out the angle grinder :D
Clive at MRP phoned me on Saturday when he saw the above post and offered to do the angle grinder cutting and spacer fitting if I could bring my car down to him today (Sunday). Clive did a great job this morning, even applying Hammerite to the freshly cut ends of the lugs after cutting. I'd also mentioned to Clive last week that I wanted to fit the Racing Beat front and rear Anti-Roll bars and uprated drop-links, the excuse being my front o/s link had just popped off - :wink: any excuse! Clive had a rear bar and links in stock so fitted those whilst the rear was up for the spacer fitting, The front ARB is due in stock next week, so Clive will ship that for me to fit.

I was unlucky with the lugs fouling the back of my OEM wheels. It's important when fitting to check the rear surface of the wheel sits flush, but some "casting" marks on my particular OEM wheels were the cause of the issue. Talking to Clive he has come across this issue, but very rarely.

So, huge thanks to Clive for excellent service, way beyond expectations, plus thanks to Lisa for supplies of tea too =D> =D>
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Post by RX8R3Rod » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:22 pm

That is fantastic service, isn't it!

I have seen a set of rear mudflaps on the R3 on RX8Club.com, so that could be worth a root around. However I think most folks on there might call them something different?
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Post by warpc0il » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:11 pm

Mazda call them "splash guards"
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Post by RX8R3Rod » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:21 pm

Sounds much more civilised ....
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Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:48 pm

I know this is a thread revive.....

Just checking the recommended spacer sizing for an R3. Is it 15 all round? I thought on Mrp site it suggested 20 with 15 rear.

Would having 20 and 15 rear cause any issues?
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:03 pm

I had 20mm Front and 15mm Rear but my R3 was also Lowered and running on RB Anti-Roll Bars and Eibach Spacers :thumleft:
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Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Cheers Nigel....

There's only 10mm difference overall between the 20 and 15 across the axle and having two different sizes would play on my mind I think. #-o
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:17 pm

Marc you will enjoy Track Days if you go 20mm and 15mm as your car will turn in better =D>

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