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15mm front spacers for Vantage?

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Im going to be putting the H&R 23mm spacers on the rear of my 2006 vantage (running standard wheels) Is it possible to run 15mm spacers for the front wheels(the same type as the H&R with the studs built into the spacer)?

I know the RSC spacer kit would have been the best option, but I am able to get hold of 15mm spacers locally so wondered if they would have been ok to use?I do not track the car, it is only a weekend toy.
 
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I have the H&R 11mm on my front axle and 23mm rear.
The benefit of the H&R spacers is that you keep the original studs on your car.

11mm H&R have special nuts with longer shafts.
23mm H&R have studs on the spacer where you mount your wheel.
 

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I am sure the H&R front spacers you have will be the 11mm which will use the special nuts. I have these also but wanted to know if 15mm will work:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCC-Wheel-...IAAOSw44BYfXNp
 
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I am sure the H&R front spacers you have will be the 11mm which will use the special nuts. I have these also but wanted to know if 15mm will work:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCC-Wheel-...IAAOSw44BYfXNp
You are absolutely right..

Damn! I mixed up the BMW spacers I ordered last month with the Aston spacer size.
 
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Haha I just ended up looking on H&R's website to see if they did come in 15mm lol

i just feel that 11mm spacers dont really bring the front wheels out as much as the 23mm on the rear which to me looks quite odd. I will be lowering the car also which will make it even more apparent
 
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Just checked my older posts.

Front: H&R TRAK Spacers (2265681CR)
11mm for the front come with own nuts to replace the originals.

Bolt Pattern: 5/114.3
Bolt/Stud: Stud
Center Bore: 68.1
Thread Type: 14x2.0
Width: 11mm

Rear: H&R TRAK+ Wheel Spacer DRM Style 4665681
23mm for the rear have studs on the spacer (DRM) to use OEM nuts.

Bolt Pattern: 5/114.3
Bolt/Stud: Stud
Center Bore: 68.1
Thread Type: 14x2.0
Width: 23mm
 
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Haha I just ended up looking on H&R's website to see if they did come in 15mm lol

i just feel that 11mm spacers dont really bring the front wheels out as much as the 23mm on the rear which to me looks quite odd. I will be lowering the car also which will make it even more apparent
Mine will be lowered soon.

I think you can see here the fitment
 
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Looks great in the pic!! i think i will try the 11mm first and see how they look

what suspension are you going for? i am going for H&R springs, they should be fitted by next week
 
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I have the RSC spacers and H&R springs.
 
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Jeff, that looks really nice. Which size RSC spacers are you using to be clear?
 
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15mm front and 20mm rear. My car's previous owner had them installed with new studs. With the H&R springs (also installed by the previous owner) the tires fill the fender openings perfectly. Here's a photo from the rear -
 
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Looks great in the pic!! i think i will try the 11mm first and see how they look

what suspension are you going for? i am going for H&R springs, they should be fitted by next week
I have the Sport Pack Bilstein shocks. I learned, from the forum, that H&R springs will mess up my ride quality terrible in this combination.

I ordered VAP springs.
 

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I have the RSC spacers and H&R springs.
Very nice!!!
 
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You're right, that is perfect!!!
 
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Just to clarify Zettinger's remarks about H&R springs and ride quality. He has Sport Package shocks on his car, and the H&R springs don't match well with those.

But since your 2006 doesn't have the sport package since it wasn't even offered then the H&R springs will work fine with your shocks. My car looks like it has the sport package because the wheels are sport pack wheels but those were added on at a later date.

You might also want to consider the VAP springs, the consensus seems to be that they don't lower the car quite as much as the H&Rs. Depends what you are going for and willing to put up with. My car has only 3.5 inches of ground clearance behind the front wheels.
 

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