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If I go with 15mm spacers (per side), is there sufficient clearance within the wheel to house the protruding nuts from the spacer?

I have read as much as I can and will liklely go with Eibach system 4 or DRMs, but I know for 15mm in particular that there needs to be sufficient cutout inside the wheel to house the stud.

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Sorry to bump but...anyone know this? Tabut to pull trigger on some 15mm hubcentric spacers but want to make sure I won't need to be shaving the bolts!

I have measured the wheel pockets and think itll be ok...wanted to check.

@GarchingS54 you seemd to.write some threads on this but I couldn't find an answer !!
 

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Just to be clear I am talking about spacers like the ones i linked. They bolt to the hub, then the wheel bolts to the pressed studs in the spacer.

The issue is the original studs protrude from the spacer, but by how much for 15mm and will they recess into the wheel pockets of the standard 17 inch lusso wheels?...

My measurements look ok but was hoping someone had done it...before I order
 

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Just to be clear I am talking about spacers like the ones i linked. They bolt to the hub, then the wheel bolts to the pressed studs in the spacer.

The issue is the original studs protrude from the spacer, but by how much for 15mm and will they recess into the wheel pockets of the standard 17 inch lusso wheels?...

My measurements look ok but was hoping someone had done it...before I order

I don't see how 15mm is enough to recess the factory stud and bolt to properly allow your wheel to sit flush. I do not have direct experience with this system, however, so I could be mistaken.
 

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That's my concern. Guys in the mx5s are managing it with their stock wheels, and my measurements suggest it will work, but dont want to find out the hard way. The recesses are pretty decent in the stock lusso wheels.

There was a thread back in 2017 where it was being discussed but no further info...
 

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I strongly goes against using spacers that bolts on to the hub
15mm spacers on OEM studs should be fine,
AP racing uses 15mm spacers on their OEM MX5 BBS Wheel to clear their big brake kit
I would also just invest a set of wheels with smaller spacers or no spacers

Finally..why do you need spacers
 

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I appreciate the answer, but the studs are 25mm long. 15mm spacers would actually leave no room for the bolts once the wheels are on. I Feel you have misunderstood me and/or spacer measurement.

I wanted a bit more filling of arches. Lowering has pulled the wheels in a little much. I have 5mm (still allow 8 turns of the nut) and that helps. The 15mm DRM style (bolt on, hubcentric) are pretty much industry standard.

I have now confirmed the wheel recesses are 15mm. So with 15mm spacer on a 25mm studd, only 10mm protrudes. So 15mm should work fine.
 

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I appreciate the answer, but the studs are 25mm long. 15mm spacers would actually leave no room for the bolts once the wheels are on. I Feel you have misunderstood me and/or spacer measurement.

I wanted a bit more filling of arches. Lowering has pulled the wheels in a little much. I have 5mm (still allow 8 turns of the nut) and that helps. The 15mm DRM style (bolt on, hubcentric) are pretty much industry standard.

I have now confirmed the wheel recesses are 15mm. So with 15mm spacer on a 25mm studd, only 10mm protrudes. So 15mm should work fine.
Please post pictures, when you complete your installation. Both of the installed spacer and finally the new stance. A before picture would be good for comparison.

Dan
 

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Please post pictures, when you complete your installation. Both of the installed spacer and finally the new stance. A before picture would be good for comparison.

Dan
Will do ! Might be a couple weeks

The mx5 chaps have had good results. From what I read 20mm read and 15mm from is ideal. Lowering actually narrows the rear track slightly more than front so it needs a little extra.
 

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Will do ! Might be a couple weeks

The mx5 chaps have had good results. From what I read 20mm read and 15mm from is ideal. Lowering actually narrows the rear track slightly more than front so it needs a little extra.
Any updates on the bolts and spacers combo?
I want to go down the same route on my lusso wheels and also wondering about rubbing once lowered... How was your experience and how far are you lowered?
 

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15mm wont work unless you change the studs. There isnt enough of a recess in the oem wheels. 20mm works with the system 4 spacers from eibach.

I didnt do it in the end. I have 5mm all round and feel comfortable I am not knackering my bearings
 

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I ran 15mm front and 15mm back spacers from Garageline on stock ND Club wheels on my first 124. I have run the Garageline spacers on two different ND's now, also. The first one I ran the 15mm front and 15mm back. The second one I ran the 15mm front, 20 mm back. The rear definitely looks better with the 20mm spacers over just the 15mm spacers.

The offset on all 124/ND wheels are the same, so those spacers will work and not rub with the factory 205/45/17 or 195/50/16 tires.
 

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that;s good to know! I think I decided not to bother as never been comfortable laoding up the wheel bearings, however I may reconsider at some point in the future
 
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