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Default 9-3's with spacer pictures please!..

As the thread title says guys i'm after some decent pics of 9-3's from you guys on here (or from any source really!) running wheel spacers....i'm in need of some inspiration and also trying to imagine what my car would look like with 15mm rear spacers and possibly 5mm or 10mm front spacers before i take the plunge....thanks in advance for any help.




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Take a look at my garage pictures, H&R 15mm spacers front and back.
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15mm in front and 20mm in the rear.









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Using larger spacers on the rear wheels compared to the front adversely effects handling in a front wheel drive vehicle. (although to be fair, a 5mm difference is not going to change much as far as daily driving goes) If you must use spacers, at least use equal sizes front and rear. If you are just going for look and don't care about the physics of it, go nuts. btw, cadwz24, your ride is sweet. Love the color and painted trim. Nicely done.
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^+1 I agree on all counts, I was just going to post and say how sick cad's car looks. Really makes me wish I'd found an aero back when I was looking.
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Kind of a hijack here! Curious though what springs you are running and if you are happy with them. I thought I wouldnt lower my SC but with the 18x8s and 235/40s I dont like the front tire/fender gap. Just dont know if I can deal with a rougher ride.
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Kind of a hijack here! Curious though what springs you are running and if you are happy with them. I thought I wouldnt lower my SC but with the 18x8s and 235/40s I dont like the front tire/fender gap. Just dont know if I can deal with a rougher ride.
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...Vogtland Springs and stock aero dampers...just until spring when Konis will go on there.
found that from a post a few days ago. I'm assuming you were asking him btw, i'm personally running megan racing springs.
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Thanks for the reply. Was actually asking the original poster. Im assuming he is lowered, maybe the 10mm difference from the aero springs is all though. Not sure. The SC takes a different spring rate, so megans are a no go w/o some type of spacer in the rear.
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18x7 wheels 15mm spacers on the front and 25mm on the back. 215/45 tires.





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I'm curious how 15MM front and 25MM rear look with the OEM Aero 17"s from the current line up look....I prefer the fronts not to be totally flush, but rather in the fender a touch....


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I'm curious how 15MM front and 25MM rear look with the OEM Aero 17"s from the current line up look....I prefer the fronts not to be totally flush, but rather in the fender a touch....


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Well my wheels are very close to that, only an inch bigger in diameter. My wheels are the exact same specs as stock 17" wheels only in 18". So they have the same offset and width, which is what makes the difference when it comes to using spacers.
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I'm curious how 15MM front and 25MM rear look with the OEM Aero 17"s from the current line up look....I prefer the fronts not to be totally flush, but rather in the fender a touch....


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Their you go , 15mm front and 25 rear is the best combo for looks.



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All the cars shown here look great. Spacers make a huge difference to the appearance.

Can I use spacers on my Turbo X?

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Their you go , 15mm front and 25 rear is the best combo for looks.

this looks great. what kind of drop do you have going on there??

so to everyone else, is the consensis 15mm fronts and 25mm rears? or keep if consistent with 25mm all around?

and any more pics....?? i now plan on getting myself a early xmas present!

I've got a 07 aero sedan with 17in aero 5 spokes, for referance
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this looks great. what kind of drop do you have going on there??

so to everyone else, is the consensis 15mm fronts and 25mm rears? or keep if consistent with 25mm all around?

and any more pics....?? i now plan on getting myself a early xmas present!

I've got a 07 aero sedan with 17in aero 5 spokes, for referance
The spacer combo is Eibach 15MM front/25mm Rear, i prefer eibach since they come with the bolts, no need to buy seperate.

As for the drop , is a set of K-sport coilover , their was some deal on ebay before summer, but havent seen any since i bought mine afterward..

So thats about it for the drop/look parts. I'll send you some pics tonight

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this looks great. what kind of drop do you have going on there??

so to everyone else, is the consensis 15mm fronts and 25mm rears? or keep if consistent with 25mm all around?

and any more pics....?? i now plan on getting myself a early xmas present!

I've got a 07 aero sedan with 17in aero 5 spokes, for referance
This is a moderately debated topic. Visually speaking, 15mm front 25mm back looks best. Performance-wise, a larger track in back increases understeer, which will make the car tend to "plow" straight in turns. If you're a diehard, put the 25s in front

in all seriousness though, for no performance impact, keep the spacers equal at all four corners. If you don't care too much about a little extra understeer, then do the 15/25 combo.

If you do 25mm all around, your front tires will protrude beyond the fender, 15mm bring the fronts exactly flush.
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Their you go , 15mm front and 25 rear is the best combo for looks.




wow....this is just amazing!!
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i agree.. amazing what a difference specers can make
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The spacer combo is Eibach 15MM front/25mm Rear, i prefer eibach since they come with the bolts, no need to buy seperate.

As for the drop , is a set of K-sport coilover , their was some deal on ebay before summer, but havent seen any since i bought mine afterward..

So thats about it for the drop/look parts. I'll send you some pics tonight

thanks
thanks and again, it looks great.

the set of H&R's i found come with the bolts, so unless i can find Eibach's or other H&R's for cheaper, i think i found them.

for the quote below, do you have any handling problems, like understeer?

and have you had any problems with any other parts now that the spacers are installed?

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This is a moderately debated topic. Visually speaking, 15mm front 25mm back looks best. Performance-wise, a larger track in back increases understeer, which will make the car tend to "plow" straight in turns. If you're a diehard, put the 25s in front

in all seriousness though, for no performance impact, keep the spacers equal at all four corners. If you don't care too much about a little extra understeer, then do the 15/25 combo.

If you do 25mm all around, your front tires will protrude beyond the fender, 15mm bring the fronts exactly flush.
will this understeer be that noticeable, like having to start and compinsate for it while turning?

im a "spirited" driver so quick tight turns are a daily thing
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Venom, the car looks great on coils! How much lower can you go with them?
For riding around that looks PERFECT, for shows, I'd dump my car to the ground
Looking for coils this spring
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