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A-kon 01-20-2014 09:27 AM

Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
Are any of you lowered guys running spacers? The Jeep looks funny with the wheels tucked in so much. I heard the Cayenne Turbo comes with 5mm spacers from the factory and it sits nicely. I'm thinking of doing the same to get the wheels more flush with the fenders.

Also, I've had an alignment since my drop (which is still off by the way) and if my memory is correct, the steering feels loose and sloppy. Anyone else experienced this?

jbjones85 01-20-2014 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by A-kon (Post 962539)
Are any of you lowered guys running spacers? The Jeep looks funny with the wheels tucked in so much. I heard the Cayenne Turbo comes with 5mm spacers from the factory and it sits nicely. I'm thinking of doing the same to get the wheels more flush with the fenders. Also, I've had an alignment since my drop (which is still off by the way) and if my memory is correct, the steering feels loose and sloppy. Anyone else experienced this?

I have also thought about running a small spacer on the oem wheels to reduce the tucked in look.

padroncubans 02-12-2014 03:55 PM

Re: Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
Thinking about doing this as well… has anyone done this yet?

A-kon 02-12-2014 04:50 PM

Re: Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
I'm thinking about ordering 5mm and seeing if it helps. It's not much, but maybe enough. I have no desire to put longer studs on the Jeep. It doesn't bother me enough. Now if I had the Road Magnets extreme I definitely would. Stock wheels don't look right on that setup.

padroncubans 02-12-2014 10:07 PM

Re: Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
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Originally Posted by A-kon (Post 974783)
I'm thinking about ordering 5mm and seeing if it helps. It's not much, but maybe enough. I have no desire to put longer studs on the Jeep. It doesn't bother me enough. Now if I had the Road Magnets extreme I definitely would. Stock wheels don't look right on that setup.

where did you find 5 mm spacers, are they hub centric? Here are some from BORA but they are a little big, .75 in. (19 mm) Click Here

oneandonly5680 02-12-2014 10:49 PM

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5mm isnt anything noticeable. IMO you need to run atleast .75" to flush stock wheels with fenders but again just my opinion...I have after market wheels. Just to put it in perspective though my fronts are .5" or 12.5mm wider than stock with an offset of 35mm instead of stock 56mm and my fronts are almost flush after all that. See pic...rears are 10" wide with 40mm offset.

oneandonly5680 02-12-2014 10:50 PM

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Also notice .75" spacers have pressed studs so you dont need to install longer studs.

padroncubans 02-13-2014 08:54 AM

Re: Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
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Originally Posted by oneandonly5680 (Post 975027)
5mm isnt anything noticeable. IMO you need to run atleast .75" to flush stock wheels with fenders but again just my opinion...I have after market wheels. Just to put it in perspective though my fronts are .5" or 12.5mm wider than stock with an offset of 35mm instead of stock 56mm and my fronts are almost flush after all that. See pic...rears are 10" wide with 40mm offset.

I was referring to a 2014 SRT WK2, we have wider factory wheels & tires.. also I would assume the geometry is different given the different suspension and Brembo brakes. Anyone feel free to chime in as I just got this truck and haven't done much research on the suspension yet :)

oneandonly5680 02-13-2014 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by padroncubans (Post 975227)
I was referring to a 2014 SRT WK2, we have wider factory wheels & tires.. also I would assume the geometry is different given the different suspension and Brembo brakes. Anyone feel free to chime in as I just got this truck and haven't done much research on the suspension yet :)

Ah gotcha...I missed the SRT portion sorry about that. The Brembos definitely change the game.

A-kon 02-13-2014 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by padroncubans (Post 975003)
where did you find 5 mm spacers, are they hub centric? Here are some from BORA but they are a little big, .75 in. (19 mm) Click Here

I haven't. It's the maximum I can go without spacers with new studs. They're just slip on. My friend's shop will custom order them for my Jeep.

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Originally Posted by oneandonly5680 (Post 975027)
5mm isnt anything noticeable. IMO you need to run atleast .75" to flush stock wheels with fenders but again just my opinion...I have after market wheels. Just to put it in perspective though my fronts are .5" or 12.5mm wider than stock with an offset of 35mm instead of stock 56mm and my fronts are almost flush after all that. See pic...rears are 10" wide with 40mm offset.

I figured that was the case to get it perfect. With my Eibach drop the tuck isn't bad, so my reasoning was something is better than nothing. If I can run a small slip on spacer safely and it's only 5mm which is about .2 inches it will look slightly better than it did before.

Scottina06 02-13-2014 02:49 PM

Re: Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
the SRT indeed has different lower control arms from the nonSRT wk2 that push the wheels further to the outside

A.V.GCSRT8 02-16-2014 05:18 PM

Re: Lowered WK2s - Spacers?
 
Why not just go more positive on the camber? My fronts are -1.0 and they are pretty close to being flush with the fender. If they were any more even they would probably hit the fender when going over bumps


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