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I have HB Sport with the stock 18' wheels and I am putting the Sportline Springs and camber kit on within the next couple weeks. Not really wanting to invest in wheels right now but I want to push the stock wheels out to the fenders for a more flush fit. Has anyone done this yet? If so or if not any idea how large of a spacer is needed to get it as close to the fender as possible w/o rubbing?
 

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Well, I started to link to another forum that has a member who has done just what you're asking, but this forum is blocking every link and reference I make to this other forum.

So....here is a pic of his car. In the pic he's running Sportlines, camber arms, 20mm spacers (bolt on, obviously) and stock rims. He never mentioned rubbing once.

This is the exact setup I ordered last night and will b installing next weekend. I really love the look.
 

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I have HB Sport with the stock 18' wheels and I am putting the Sportline Springs and camber kit on within the next couple weeks. Not really wanting to invest in wheels right now but I want to push the stock wheels out to the fenders for a more flush fit. Has anyone done this yet? If so or if not any idea how large of a spacer is needed to get it as close to the fender as possible w/o rubbing?
I went ahead and contacted the guy. No rubbing issues whatsoever. I talked to my installer, as well, and he confirmed it should be perfectly fine. I'm thinking you could go as far as 25mm and be ok but I'm not risking it, personally. Besides, the 20mm look good.

That being said, if you want it flush you need to drop it on a set of coilovers. On my old IS300 I was never perfectly happy with the car until I had a set of coils and a properly offset/fitted wheel and tire combo. That is always your best solution - Even if it is going to cost you $3k plus (depending on the wheels you choose). I like the stock 18's and think the car looks strange without a set of high-end wheels like Volk or Work so I'm holding off. Best of luck!
 

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I believe you have to reach a certain post count before you can link. As for the build take as many detailed pick's before and after, give us all the specs and pro's and con's. We all want to do this stuff (our wives wont let us) but have to live vicariously through others. Good luck and welcome to the forums.
 

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20mm spacer is what I was thinking as well. Thanks for sharing that information with us. What forum is this guy on? I have a few other questions to ask him. Thanks again.
 

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I went ahead and contacted the guy. No rubbing issues whatsoever. I talked to my installer, as well, and he confirmed it should be perfectly fine. I'm thinking you could go as far as 25mm and be ok but I'm not risking it, personally. Besides, the 20mm look good.

That being said, if you want it flush you need to drop it on a set of coilovers. On my old IS300 I was never perfectly happy with the car until I had a set of coils and a properly offset/fitted wheel and tire combo. That is always your best solution - Even if it is going to cost you $3k plus (depending on the wheels you choose). I like the stock 18's and think the car looks strange without a set of high-end wheels like Volk or Work so I'm holding off. Best of luck!
Would you be so kind to tell me what forum and who the guy is?
 

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I'm the guy :)

No rubbing issues, i did set the rear camber to -1.0 just to be safe. not necessary tho.

I'm now on different wheels. No spacers.
Yea, I have already talked to ya about it on PM. That was an older message from a month ago. Thanks for replying though. Look forward to seeing more on your build.
 

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The thickness of spacer you need will vary depending on the individual vehicles you’ve performed, determining that correct thickness is extremely important. And if you don't know the size, measuring the wheel gap is the most basic beginning. The wheel gap is the amount of space between the inner fender lip and the outside edge of your wheel tires or rims. It will help you find the proper thickness.
And the measure steps you can find it here.

and by the way this Honda civic 10th installed 15mm Bonoss wheel spacers for the front.
 
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