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Old 12-07-2012, 12:37 PM
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Looking forward to the pic.
It took some doing to line up the wheel just right to get a ECS in the second photo! Here we go....


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Old 12-07-2012, 12:39 PM
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Niiiiice!

Spacers black or silver, will disappear more or less behind the hub of the wheel. They only way you really see them is if you look for them, like in the photos above.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:03 PM
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Niiiiice!

Spacers black or silver, will disappear more or less behind the hub of the wheel. They only way you really see them is if you look for them, like in the photos above.
I agree. I had to stand up and look down on the wheels to get the photos.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:39 AM
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I have only seen a couple of posts from members that have used wheel spacers.

Has anyone used a spacer besides Turner. Also, has anyone else used a spacer on their front wheels of their F10? I have seen one member use 12.5mm all around.

I am leaning towards a 12mm on the front and 15mm on the rear. I may use Burger spacers as they are on sale for $99.
I have H&R 12mm spacers in the back with none up front. Love the look.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:58 PM
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It took some doing to line up the wheel just right to get a ECS in the second photo! Here we go....
You are so right, that the black colored spacer is barely noticeable. Thank you so much for sharing those pics.

I finally installed my 15mm Turner spacers. Spending the extra money on the Turner because of the grey color was unnecessary.

For those that did the install themself, did your wheel sit on the spacer as tight as the OEM hub? The rim would easily slip off the spacer hub if I didn't hold it on. Maybe the rust on the OEM hub gave it that extra friction

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I love the look and very happy with the mod. Definitely gives the vehicle a more muscular stance. I think I would have been equally happy with the 12.5mm spacers. The 2.5mm difference is only the thickness of a nickel.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:21 AM
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For those that did the install themself, did your wheel sit on the spacer as tight as the OEM hub? The rim would easily slip off the spacer hub if I didn't hold it on. Maybe the rust on the OEM hub gave it that extra friction
Nice write up and photos.

As far as the rim slipping off, no. But some days I have that problem on OEM wheel hubs and other days no problem. So, I wouldn't put it all on the spacer. Looking at the photos, the lips look to be the same thickness. I also like the cut out on yours and if black extended lugs comes with yours that is a plus. ECS states they will have black ones soon.


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Old 07-03-2013, 10:11 AM
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Bringing this back up....thanks Chuck and BigDeep for the pics and write up, my weekend project Spacers and BBQ..happy Independence day festers..
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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My pleasure!

I hope the install went smooth. Any pics? Which spacer did you decide to go with?

Has anyone installed spacers on their front wheels and have feedback? I have been debating about installing 10 or 12mm spacers in the front. I hear that 10mm is best for the front; however, Turner does not make a 10mm (or recommend a 10mm spacer). I would have to get a set from ECS for a quality proper 10mm front spacer. I know the front will have a lot more weight and movement, so I am a bit more hesitant to manipulate the geometry there.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:27 PM
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My pleasure!

I hope the install went smooth. Any pics? Which spacer did you decide to go with?

Has anyone installed spacers on their front wheels and have feedback? I have been debating about installing 10 or 12mm spacers in the front. I hear that 10mm is best for the front; however, Turner does not make a 10mm (or recommend a 10mm spacer). I would have to get a set from ECS for a quality proper 10mm front spacer. I know the front will have a lot more weight and movement, so I am a bit more hesitant to manipulate the geometry there.
Man, i did better than spacers.. was lucky to get these, someone order them and didn't want it anymore, so the shop call me.. Vossen CV1 20" staggered..

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:30 AM
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Oh snap! That is the most aggressive offset I have seen on an F10. Congrats!!
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