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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel spacers

Anyone tried spacers? I have the 20" wheels, but they are too tucked in. It makes them look too small.

I come from the GT-R world; we use spacers all the time. (Only the good ones with hub centric rings that bolt onto factory studs and provide new studs to bolt the wheels to.)

Yes, I understand the risk to wheel bearings.

Has anyone done it? Any pics?
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U should get MB GL-63 AMG......
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Or I could save roughly $70k and build the motor, tranny and turbo's in the GTR.

and put 20 mm spacers on the Pilot
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No smart ass response from me... I have the same feelings. I love the 20" rims, but I wish they weren't tucked in so far. I used spacers on my VW Jetta with no issues.
(I like to build out too.. My little 1.8T Jetta ended up AWD making just under 400 at the wheels)
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Sweet!

I'm gonna do it. Probably take me a month. Did tints today, hid's next week, then spacers.

I'll post some pics afterwards.
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if you have extended warranty and there is a wheel bearing issues, you can remove the spacers and take to the dealers to replace the bearings. How will they know you have spacers on since you don't replace the lug nut studs.
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I agree the wheels look too tucked in. I also think the body is too high above the wheels. Has anyone tried lowering the body just a bit?
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Why do people wanna change these things that are clearly gonna cause problems down the road? These are designed by engineers to look and fit like they do for a reason Id think. These mods are bound to affect the handling, Bearings, Track,,softness or harshness of the ride..
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Why do people wanna change these things that are clearly gonna cause problems down the road? These are designed by engineers to look and fit like they do for a reason Id think. These mods are bound to affect the handling, Bearings, Track,,softness or harshness of the ride..
Wow,ever heard of hot rods,SEMA,individuality? It's not "clear" to me these things are going to cause problems. Been working on cars and stuff 40+ years and seen plenty of screw ups by engineers.
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Wow,ever heard of hot rods,SEMA,individuality? It's not "clear" to me these things are going to cause problems. Been working on cars and stuff 40+ years and seen plenty of screw ups by engineers.
I agree with you that the engineers design these cars have so much more other then wheel spacers to worry about. Like you I have been working on car since I was 10 years old and now I'm 46. I still love working on my own cars. Adding a 10-20 mm spacer to push out the tire slightly is not going to change the geometry of the car's suspensions and dynamic. It's just like buying new rims with a bigger offset. I would get look into this when I receive the car in about in a week.
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Subscribed! Would also like a photo with 20mm spacers on.

I'm currently running +45 oem 2nd gen 17" and still find them too tucked in but better than the +55.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the same way about the factory wheel and tire package. The wimpiness seems even more pronounced since we added on running boards and bodyside molding.

I'm used to driving mostly European vehicles where they are good about pushing the wheels out enough to give a clean, aggressive look

Please post pictures and details if you end of doing this. Thanks!


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I read somewhere that some aftermarket brake rotors do push the wheels out, like a spacer. It was on a Nissan Sentra SE-R (B15). Not in the thickness of the rotor, but where the hub is.

Any truth to that? Never search for it.
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So I ordered 20 mm bolt on spacers today. They have to be custom made, there is nothing available off the shelf for the 2016 pilot. Takes a week to be made, then shipping.

I'll post pics in about 2 weeks.
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So I ordered 20 mm bolt on spacers today. They have to be custom made, there is nothing available off the shelf for the 2016 pilot. Takes a week to be made, then shipping.

I'll post pics in about 2 weeks.

Can't make a post like this without a price attached!!!! 😜
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