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Old 07-15-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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Looking for a few mm's out of the shave, possible? Done before is there enough material? Trying to avoid having to run spacers and only need 1-2. Other options? Have some BBS RS that I am building and the pad height is just a C hair shy to clear - rears are fine.

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Old 07-16-2018, 09:17 AM   #2
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I am not proud, but I have ground material off the front calipers on my car due to the curvature of the face of my wheels. There is a good amount of material on the calipers, and I didn't really find a source for a .250" aluminum spacer which would have cured what ailed. I say get after it with a grinder and soft pad and sneak up on it.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:38 AM   #3
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really depends on the brake caliper and where you shave the material. Devil is in the details.
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really depends on the brake caliper and where you shave the material. Devil is in the details.
Ha! Gotcha, I was hoping this thread would catch you, do you make a thin 5x108 spacer??
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Ha! Gotcha, I was hoping this thread would catch you, do you make a thin 5x108 spacer??
We make long studs, thinnest hub centric spacer we make that fits the front of a 240 is a 15mm.

If you want thinner, just use the long studs with what ever flat generic spacer of your choice.
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We make long studs, thinnest hub centric spacer we make that fits the front of a 240 is a 15mm.

If you want thinner, just use the long studs with what ever flat generic spacer of your choice.


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Old 07-18-2018, 08:41 PM   #7
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I had to use the H&R 5mm spacers to clear the calipers when running BBS RA. Worked fine.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:43 AM   #8
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I had to use the H&R 5mm spacers to clear the calipers when running BBS RA. Worked fine.
Did you use longer studs for 5mm? With the BBS RS wheels it seems right now I have "just enough" length on the studs...
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5mm should be fine with stock studs. Just verify the with a lug nut that you get enough engagement.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:12 PM   #10
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Did you use longer studs for 5mm? With the BBS RS wheels it seems right now I have "just enough" length on the studs...
I used the stock studs. Had them on for at least a few years without any issues at all.
The bbs lugs I have were much deeper than stock lugs so there was a concerning amount of empty space in them, but I had plenty of threads actually engaged.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:02 PM   #11
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I have long studs with a 5mm spacer up front with ocean mk18s. But i just hardly had enough stud to hold the wheel without spacer on stock studs so i definitley needed them to add a spacer. But i just used a cheap generic 5mm slip spacer and it works great.
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