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Old 11-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Spacers on my Aero 06

planning on doing spacers at some point in the near future. trying to go somewhere between 15-25mm. basically as wide as i can go without rubbing on the fender wall. Any recommendations or thoughts??
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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To get them completely flushed with body trim the recommended size is 15mm front and 25mm rear. Looks like Brembo and H&R are your only options.

If you search the Forums you will see several threads (w/ pictures) about spacers.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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I have the 15/25 combo on mine and it looks great, the rear tire rubs the fender on occasion though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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I have the 15/25 combo on mine and it looks great, the rear tire rubs the fender on occasion though.
Which tire size you used?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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That was with the stock setup... 235/45/17, right now I have 235/40's on there, just ordered some 245/40's. We'll see how it goes.

I swapped the wheels around with the wife's car (they were mine first anyway)

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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Might as well post this here as well (not as much traffic for the new 9-3 as another board btw)...

....and here's the new meat....... 245/40/17, 15/25 spacers, OZ 17x8(16lbs), stock ride height for the Aero. I like it, it didn't rub on the way home and I might have to have John up the boost limit in first because it won't break loose rolling into WOT in first gear like it would before. I was shocked when they were delivered, they looked WAY too wide to fit, but I have no rubbing when turning. The tires are cheapo Kumho Sports, $444 with a $50 mail in rebate(tirerack). 280 AA A rating.... initially they are VERY sticky. :cheesy: I don't drive many miles so I'm guessing I'll at least get a year out of them.








Calipers are just painted black, they stay better looking than any color IMO...I'll paint the spacers next time I have them off. I'll soon replace the pads and rotors getting ready for some DE events next year..... They're wider than the stock size (235/45) and just a hair shorter, I'll see if they rub more or less in the next week or so. But so far I'm very happy with my choice.
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Looks great! Gives it a beastly stance
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #8
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looks sick, I'm running stock rims (fat 5 aeros) can i do 20mm up front?
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