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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fairview Heights, IL
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I've been through quite a few set of spacers and I can say that Motorsports Tech is probably the best bang for your buck, quality as well.
Superdrift Spacers are fine, but I felt their build quality wasn't up to par with Ichiba. Their spacer nuts stripped very easily, and are sized 21mm if I am not mistaken. This makes it very hard for you to find an adapter that is thin enough to screw the actual nut on.
Ichiba on the other hand uses 19mm nuts which are by far, easier to install. The only upside to getting Superdrift Spacers is that you'd only need one adapter for the install (21mm for wheel + spacer nuts). That being said, it's not worth it. 2 sets of my Superdrift Spacers warped before I discarded of them. Ichiba spacers have held up well without warping but have given me vibration issues from day 1.
And no, Superdrift Spacers and Ichiba Spacers are not wheel centric, they are hub-centric but they are not wheel centric. Wheel centric spacers (adapters) do not require the use of the aluminum "rings" that come with the Superdrift and Ichiba spacers. Remove those and you have (1Car60Mexicans) what you'd classify as a hub-centric only spacer.
My suggestion is to get the Motorsports Tech Adapters which are truly wheel & hub centric, with no need for a centric ring to make sure your spacers don't move about.
Ichiba is nice, but I'd recommend Motorsports Tech over all spacers on the market right now in a heartbeat just because it's one piece instead of 2 > Ichiba & Superdrift.
Plus its made in the USA, not that that's something I look for when shopping but I've seen a lot of people pull the trigger just because of that fact.
Two piece, spacer and centric ring. (Ichiba)
One piece (Motorsports Tech Adapter).
One less thing to worry about when dealing with vibrations.
Yeah I'll be getting extended studs + wheel/hub centric so I don't need the hub-centric rings for the Varrstoens. Would be one less thing to have to remove when I'm unmounting the wheels.
Question, did you roll the fenders for the fronts? Same story as rears I assume if you did? Plastic lining pushed back? I removed almost all of my rear plastic liner because honestly we don't need it, I'm wondering if I could do the same for the fronts.
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