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Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Spacers help! Lowered Spider 946
I have had my Spider dropped on Eibach 30mm springs.
I wanted to fit 15mm spacers to finish the stance off, but Tim at Alfisti net advised me to beware the rear arches as space is a bit tight.
I have checked and sure enough, whilst there is plenty of room at the front (which incidentally did not drop as much as the rear), the rear arches do look tight.
As Tim suggested, it does appear a 15mm widening will cause the tyres to scrub the arches as the car now sits so low at the back.
I cannot be bothered with arch work just to fit spacers, but do want to widen the stance, as the wheels look too recessed in the arches, particularly at the front.
I guess options are:
1) Leave it and live with it (which I don't want to do!)
2) Try the 15mm spacers all round and see how I get on
3) Find some hubcentric 10mm spacers for front and rear
4) Fit 15mm spacers to the front and 10mm spacers to the rear
Obviously any spacers I fit will be messing with the suspension geometry, but given that the car was totally **** in OEM spec and I have now chucked on an OMP strut brace and Eibachs, it is already far beyond factory anyway and not worried about upsetting the balance much further having come this far and seen improvements!
Whaddaya reckon guys - can you give me any constructive advice or input?
To give you some context I have included pics of the front and back so you get the idea - plenty of room at the front, not so much at the back!
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