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Brera wheel spacers

I've fitted the Eibach pro kit springs on now which make the car look fantastic. Just to give it that final wow factor I want to slightly take the wheels out further as the top of the tyres now look further under the arches due to the lowering.

It looks like 10mm will be enough but i'm sure i've read somewhere that the hubs have to modified to accept these. If I go for 15mm will the 19" 'S' wheels have enough clearance?
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I know there's someone who's fitted 15mm spacers on a BreraS with the standard 19inch 8C wheels but that will be pushing it. I've got 8mm each side and with my 19inch wheels and 255 tyres it's still ok but fairly close. I'm not sure you'd want more than 10mm...
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I've got 235 tyres so that will give a little more space. I've ordered the 15mm ones anyway so will post up before and after shots.
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All fitted now.


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any scraping/rubbing over humps?
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15mm per side is alot, I'm always worried about too much possitive scrub radius. The theory is too much will make the steering heavy in the bends, induce kickback through the steering wheel, tramline on ruts and cambers, and effectively soften the spring rate through the longer leverage which is hard to visualize but true.
But how much is too much, i don't know.

Looks great! very mean! How does it handle to you?
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Handles great. Don't know why but the torque steer has but all been eliminated.

No problem at all with speed humps, although its only been me in the car so far.

I want to get longer locking wheel bolts now.
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Wow! You're still on standard locking bolts? Mmmmhhhhh, I'd be careful with that. Your locking bolts should be 15mm longer as well....

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No, Not put any locking bolts on yet

But saying that is it worth it with locking bolt removal tools on ebay for 15!

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15mm per side is alot, I'm always worried about too much possitive scrub radius. The theory is too much will make the steering heavy in the bends, induce kickback through the steering wheel, tramline on ruts and cambers, and effectively soften the spring rate through the longer leverage which is hard to visualize but true.
But how much is too much, i don't know.

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MINT MATE! 15mm on the front each side is amazing better , little bit more scrub on inside edge o tyre. thought about trying to change the angle, as a suthner, you know its all about 'the angle' innit ;-) never bothered been like that 2 years! now , dont time fly, just put my second set o tyres on last month!!!!
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Looks great, which make did you go for and what sized bolts did you go for? I was looking at 10mm the other week but didn't know which bolts to use so I chickened out, think they were approx 250 for 2 sets.
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Got them from Alfa Romeo Shop - Tuning, Styling, Fanartikel und Modellautos

They are 15mm with 40mm bolts. About 145 for 2 sets and must say they are a fantastic quality.
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I cant understand why everyone on this site spends so much on gear lol,
no offence, I even posted yesterday on James's F1 progress thread about tyres, my 19" tyres cost me 360 all round fitted, 2 years ago after i 1st bought car only 280 fitted!
my front spacers 15mm (prober hub extentions) and rear ones (5mm each side, could of got away with 10) and all bolts worked out about 55 quid all in , I was buying wheels at time those where 490 but spacers came from diff company, I got reciept pinned up in workshop, Ill post later, if anyone wants details , and no they werent steel - light alloy!
if I forget anyone can remind me tonight, (subscribed to this thread)
my springs cost me 80 I never bothered with shockers as I honestly you cant tell difference once a car lowered from past experiance, obviosly if you have a car and go on track day or out then...... ;-) springs are so firmed up no point.
My front discs i got recently, Drilled and vented cost 120 ! and mintex pads were 24 it was an ebay gamble and expected them to warp /ware out in a week but in 6month been fab, so sometimes you dont have to buy top brands and spend thousands doing mods, just be savvy, by time i sold my gen 18" alloys with P-Zeros on (new tyres better, quiter, last longer, and more comfy) it cost me nothing to upgrade to custom alloys, part from new traed 280 (i was going to get 19" horshoes but didnt think good value, and I like to be different)
Map cost 150 quid with dpf/egr delete, but I know BigFish Tuning, should be 250 on bench tuning , I could get done 190 (referral)
i got a piece of stainless pipe and fitted me sel,
Xenon gas bulbs 'WHITE Not blue! I must add, LOL! cost me 35 from HK again fab and no probs had a year. S**T Now I done it, DoH ;-)
and all the Led conversions worked out about 3 x 6 front, and about 3 for all the red ones at rear,(plus 7 for white interior ones and 2x number plate) I bought canbus cancel resisters but didnt need them as the front lamps use enough juice so to speak. (bout 784 white smd led's in 6 bulbs up front)

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Hey! First time ive done this and worked total out to do what I wanted to Brera total about 996
minus the 450 i got for my 18's cost nothing to ad on here....
equals.......

For my car to be mapped, inc dpf/egr delete on bench and tested, Ex pipe, lowered 30mm , 19's , set o brand new tyres, 15mm and 4x 10mm spacers, (didnt use 2 10's) all bolts, vented and drilled front discs and mintex pads, xenon's and heavy led lighting upgrade 544 Five Hundred and Forty Four !?!
BARGAIN. (doesnt include a lot of time shopping, and fitting /faffing)
I know I'm not in same league as James, but i dread to think what his spend is to date (Double figures k???)
dare he post total spend , He He ;-) i'll ask him later.

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Gonna cost me more than that to paint car after all the muppets have fin marking it , no scratches all dings and 2 nasty dents :-(
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Oops , I left out 4 for satin black, 4 for gloss for front mesh and black plastics (ligght pods, fogs sourround)
24 for K&N and a tenner for laser tracking last year. Incidently ref servicing I use fully syn 5w 40 oil, paid 78 for 25 litres! , Anyone know how to get oil change message off with out visiting stealers?
OH! yes I got a timing belt kit factory spec for 150 water pump for 32 and all fitted for 50 quid!!! Stealer wanted over 1500 F ing Quid!!! and specialists over 700
have a good weekend all!
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I cant understand why everyone on this site spends so much on gear lol,
no offence, I even posted yesterday on James's F1 progress thread about tyres, my 19" tyres cost me 360 all round fitted, 2 years ago after i 1st bought car only 280 fitted!
my front spacers 15mm (prober hub extentions) and rear ones (5mm each side, could of got away with 10) and all bolts worked out about 55 quid all in , I was buying wheels at time those where 490 but spacers came from diff company, I got reciept pinned up in workshop, Ill post later, if anyone wants details , and no they werent steel - light alloy!
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my springs cost me 80 I never bothered with shockers as I honestly you cant tell difference once a car lowered from past experiance, obviosly if you have a car and go on track day or out then...... ;-) springs are so firmed up no point.
My front discs i got recently, Drilled and vented cost 120 ! and mintex pads were 24 it was an ebay gamble and expected them to warp /ware out in a week but in 6month been fab, so sometimes you dont have to buy top brands and spend thousands doing mods, just be savvy, by time i sold my gen 18" alloys with P-Zeros on (new tyres better, quiter, last longer, and more comfy) it cost me nothing to upgrade to custom alloys, part from new traed 280 (i was going to get 19" horshoes but didnt think good value, and I like to be different)
Map cost 150 quid with dpf/egr delete, but I know BigFish Tuning, should be 250 on bench tuning , I could get done 190 (referral)
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where are the cheap 15mm spacers available?
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