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Wheels spacers for 2012 Fit Sport??

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:41 PM
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Wheels spacers for 2012 Fit Sport??

Hi guys,

I just ordered eibach pro-kit springs for my 2012 Honda Fit Sport.. now im just wondering if any of you guys had recommendations when it come to spacers for the rear wheels. Car will still be on the oem sport wheels. Looking for something to bring them flush!

Thanks in advance!!
 
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:49 PM
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Go to the partsstore like autozone or oreillys and ask for the thread measurements for your stock wheel lug studs. Then have them match the threading with something that is as much longer as the wheel spacer. IE 1/2 spacer will need at LEAST 1/2 inch longer studs. This will prevent them from breaking and causing another fit to be off the road!


I buy my spacers off ebay. they are cheap and work exactly like any other spacer you buy. plus, ebay offers both metric and SAE (standard) thickness measurements to get it PERFECT!

I myself use ebay spacers on my toyota camry to run the 19" TRD wheels. 3mm was enough to prevent the inside of the tire eating up the suspension coil springs. it was a tight fit to put 9" wide rims under a car that came factory with 6 inch wide steelies!!
 
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Speaking from first hand personal experience with a wide variety of wheel and tire setups on the fit, I would try going with a 17mm spacer in the front, and a 25mm (or inch) spacer on the rear. If you just space out the rears and leave the fronts super sunk its going to look a little funny in my opinion.
 
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Right now im running 5mm on the rear with 205/50/16, oem wheels, and now I kinda wish I went with 8mm. Reason was that I wanted to use the oem studs. Now I want more flush.
 
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:49 AM
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Some spacers have longer studs built in. If your at all worried about the handling aspects, spacing the rears out so much that it makes the track width wider than the front will make the car push more than it does already.
 
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Originally Posted by SBFT09 View Post
Right now im running 5mm on the rear with 205/50/16, oem wheels, and now I kinda wish I went with 8mm. Reason was that I wanted to use the oem studs. Now I want more flush.
To be honest, 3mm is a pretty small amount to really notice. If you decide you do want to go that route, you can do what I did, which is to use ARP extended length wheel studs with 8mm hub centric slip on spacers and open end lug nuts. I failed to mention this earlier, but for the sake of figment in terms of how close the wheel and tire sit to the edge of the fender, the rear needs 8mm spacers to match the front fender edge to tire figment. I am running 8.5" wide wheels with a +48mm offset and 8mm spacers in the rear.
 
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Originally Posted by mkane View Post
Some spacers have longer studs built in. If your at all worried about the handling aspects, spacing the rears out so much that it makes the track width wider than the front will make the car push more than it does already.
Typically the spacers with studs built in start at widths of 10mm and may require you to trim the length of the OE studs depending on spacer width and application.

As far as the statement that increasing the rear track width will increase understeer, I don't agree. Physics dictate that in most situations, a narrower rear track will follow the front track easier in a loss of grip situation. There are exceptions to this, but there is a reason why the majority of mass-production vehicles have a narrower rear track width.

Additionally, if you are tracking your ge8, and concerned with disturbing the factory balance of the suspension set up, then worrying about flushness probably shouldn't factor into your setup.
 
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Physics be damned, try moving the wheels out 20 or so mm on each side in the rear and give it a whirl.
 
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Physics be damned, try moving the wheels out 20 or so mm on each side in the rear and give it a whirl.
Agreed. I'm going for coilovers soon and it'll be a while before I can afford the wheels I want so I've also been eyeballing the factory wheels and thinking about spacers. 20mm in the rear may get you flush, depending on your camber. And as slp950 indicated, spacers with built-in studs may require you to trim the factory studs so that the wheel seats properly. But that style of spacer is definitely more stable/reliable than the slip-on ones.

I used these (in a different size) on my 240. My garbage XXR wheels had no reliefs cut into the backside like nicer wheels often do, so it was hitting the portion of the factory stud which extended past the face of the spacer. I just took an angle grinder to the studs and hacked off the ends so they were flush with the face of the spacer. The only problem with that solution though is that you'll need to install new studs if you ever remove the spacers and want to go back to stock.
 
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Figure I'd bump this thread instead of making another.

I also have a 2012 Fit Sport that I just lowered this weekend on Tanabe springs. I'm looking to space out the fronts and rears. I'm going with the spacers with built in studs. What's the recommended size? 15mm? 20mm? More? Less?

Ichiba.com seems to have them for about $140.

 
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yah, but narrow wheels flush is going to look weird.

i would just ride it as is and save up for wheels.
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
yah, but narrow wheels flush is going to look weird.

i would just ride it as is and save up for wheels.
True, but I'm actually not really interested in wheels.

Trying to keep the car looking pretty stock. With that being said, what size would you recommend? Don't need it "hella flush" like all the kids do it today. :P Currently it's really sunk in. Just trying to make it look a little better.
 
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Originally Posted by shamoo View Post
True, but I'm actually not really interested in wheels.

Trying to keep the car looking pretty stock. With that being said, what size would you recommend? Don't need it "hella flush" like all the kids do it today. :P Currently it's really sunk in. Just trying to make it look a little better.
I thought MEATBABY's setup looked really nice with stock wheels and spacers. From another thread:
Originally Posted by MEATBABY View Post
Finally had time to wash the car and take some pics. Tires still a little milky from the tire foam...20 mm spacers on rear and 15 on the fronts. 205/50/16 tires.









See the lip? Didn't think so...



Front...



Didn't have to roll the fronts. Just cut the lip of the actual fender liner off and bent back the tabs on the fender lip.





15mm spacers...



20mm spacers...

He could probably give more info if you need it Shamoo, he's pretty active on here.
 
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Thank you sir!
 
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looks great!
 
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:18 AM
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I'm going to run some spacers in the rear. After getting new wheels this summer, I want the rears to match the fronts.

The fronts are perfectly flush, but the rears need a little extra help lol.

When I do it, I'm going to run all new extended studs. I know tons of people don't do this, and get away with the bolt on style spacers, but I just don't feel comfortable with them.
 
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:15 AM
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Rear with Kics 5mm spacers, using OEM studs (had at least 10 rotations and super safe after 25K miles) on 205/50/16 (16x7 DR31)


Front, with NO spacers, on 205/50/16 (16x7 DR31)
 

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:36 AM
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^Should post wheel offset for reference (for others). They fit nicely.
 
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True. Thanks.

40 in the front, 35 in the rear. Right? Sorry, my offset math sucks.
 

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Ah, yes, if the wheels are +40mm offset then adding the 5mm spacer in the rear would effectively make it +35mm, you got it.

Is that on stock suspension and did you have to roll or add camber to avoid rubbing?
 

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