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Need spacers should I change the wheel studs

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    Need spacers should I change the wheel studs

    I need 1/2" spacers for the back and 1/4 " spacers for the front wheels of my 99 TA I bought 99 Corvette C5 wheels and they have a 56mm offset front and a 65mm offset back 9.5 back and 8.5 front so spacers it is.

    Will my stock studs handle that or should I change the studs on the car to APR'S or something similar. Stocks are 1.5" and APR are 2.5" so they shouyld work if anyone knows more about the wagon wheels from the C5 and spacing let me know.

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    um why do you need spacers? i had the C5 wheels on both of my cars with no spacers at all.

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    but to answer your question, 1/4" spacer no longer studs needed. 1/2" yes longer studs are needed.

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    My wheel don't look at all like yours the spokes are like 4 and 6 inches wide and at the bottom of thje spoke they have a divit in the spoke or a indent. I really like them but I tried the wheel on it today no tire and it is clearing but barely it has like maybe 2mm for it to hit in the back so spacers I don't like but wheels I love so I have to change a few things to accommodate I guess.

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    Car looks great by the way

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    i have the Y2K wheels 00 - up. same exact offset. it should be real close to the inner fenderwell right where the control arm is on the front side. all you'll need to do is take a hammer and bang it in some. no spacers are neded.

    use 245/45-17 tires up front and 285/35-18 rear.

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    The back is real close I didn't try the front yet but the back needs a spacer for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango View Post
    The back is real close I didn't try the front yet but the back needs a spacer for sure
    you can buy lug nuts with extended throats and they go down inside the lug hole on the wheel.
    gives you a full nut on the lug.
    run them on stock C5 wheels, 5/16" spacer and 315 Nitto D/R's
    don't try any Trans Am racing but for straight line blasts it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango View Post
    The back is real close I didn't try the front yet but the back needs a spacer for sure
    they shouldn't just do what i said in the post above yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambofla View Post
    you can buy lug nuts with extended throats and they go down inside the lug hole on the wheel.
    gives you a full nut on the lug.
    run them on stock C5 wheels, 5/16" spacer and 315 Nitto D/R's
    don't try any Trans Am racing but for straight line blasts it works.
    This will be my wheels from now on day in day out so I ordered studs and spacers from sSummit today with other stuff just in case.....

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    probably best way to go

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    On my c4 vette i used Doug Rippie Motorsports BIllet spacers and their 1/2 inch longer studs.

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    They actually fit right on didn't need spacers or wheel studs anybody looking for apr studs and spacers cheap

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    really? neato.

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