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Wheel Spacer Advice

If I were to get wheel spacers of my V12S (2015) - anyone know which is the best and what offset would be the best - also any negatives?

Looking to get tires inline with fender edges front and rear
 
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I was in the same boat. I wanted my stock wheels and tires to line up flush with the fenders. I went with the RSC Tuning hub-centric spacers, 15mm front and 20mm rear.

They come with longer wheel bolts so you'd need to press out the (shorter) stock bolts and press in the longer bolts. It's a bit of a pain but I felt this was a safer option than the Adaptec spacers that bolt on to the hub then you bolt the wheel on to the spacer.

Anyway, here are some pics:







 
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that looks great

I used 5mm spacers on front & 11mm on rear and revised lug nuts which have thread extended all the way to the end of the nut so no need to change out the studs


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H&R 23mm rear and 11mm front.
I feel the front could use 15mm spacer but rear sits perfect.







I actually bought 15mm spacers off eBay and revised nuts but the spacer didn't fit.
 
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Originally Posted by Prefurbia View Post
If I were to get wheel spacers of my V12S (2015) - anyone know which is the best and what offset would be the best - also any negatives?

Looking to get tires inline with fender edges front and rear
Sorry, I just noticed you wrote you have a V12S. Your wheel offsets might be different than those on our V8V. Please double check as the 15mm front and 20mm rear might not work for your car. I know I was shopping for brake pads recently and the front pads for the V8V is different from the V12S.
 

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I bought the H&R 23mm rear for my 08 V8V. I have not installed them yet. Question. Are these just bolt on? Or do the wheel studs need to be trimmed to clear the wheels? I was hoping they are just bolt on

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if you have the wheels in your photo - the seven spoke ones, then you need to install shorter studs as they foul the back of the wheel

some other wheels have deeper 'pockets' in the rear face iof the wheel and will work ok

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Yup I do have the 7 spoke 19 wheels on my car. Shame. I thought this would be an easy bolt on project for the weekend. Oh well. Glad I asked before I ripped into it.

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Decided on spacers not new wheels

Got 11mm spacers installed as well as changing the Piano Black ski slope with Tamo Ash at this years 10,000 mile inspection:
 
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Go with longer studs whatever width you choose. I purchased adaptecs (great quality!) 'adapters' but didn't liked the flex they showed on the rear wheels: little warping was visible.. As a result I purchased longer studs and drove the adaptec studs out and reused the spacer. Mine is a DB9 with the same standard wheels it came with but with H&R lowering springs and 13mm font, 18mm rear setup: wheels stay nicely inside well and no rubbing-risk.
 
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Originally Posted by Prefurbia View Post
Got 11mm spacers installed as well as changing the Piano Black ski slope with Tamo Ash at this years 10,000 mile inspection:
Looks great, 11mm gives just the right bit more presence without overdoing it - this could be the way forward for my V12VS as well.
Do you feel that using spacers without lowering the suspension emphasizes the large gap between tire and wheel arch?
Could you write about which brand you used and how the spacers got installed - did you have to buy new wheel bolts (studs)?

Thank you very much - that's valuable information.
 

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I got the wheel spacers through a local supplier (PM me) at a discount from H&R which came with the studs, and Morries Aston Martin did the install. The V12S is already so low that clearance of my garage is an issue, so I would not lower it more. The spacers lessen the 'gap' issue but it's still there.
 
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also any negatives?

Looking to get tires inline with fender edges front and rear
The location between the steering axis and the CL of the wheel changes. The forces from the wheel into the suspension and steering changes. So changing offset without changing suspension geometry will have a tenancy to increase steering kickback and tramlining will become more noticeable. The change may be minor enough that you may not notice the differences.
 
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Cant test out the wheel offsets yet

I've not been able to see any differences, because typically April 15th in Minneapolis I'd be driving the car by now on clear roads - this is what it looks like as of noon today:
 
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I've not been able to see any differences, because typically April 15th in Minneapolis I'd be driving the car by now on clear roads - this is what it looks like as of noon today:
Oh goodie, I get to fly out to Minneapolis on Wednesday...
 
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