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I'm currently looking into buying some new wheels but the ones that I want are 18 x 9 with a 38mm offset, would that clear the front calipers? or will I need a spacer? if so what are the cons of using spacers? any high HP supras using spacers?

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Did you check out the Fitment guide on here??


If I remember right...you will need a small spacer for the front, nothing major.

Spacers are ok, depending on how big they are. When you use spacers, you put more stress on the bearings. If your spacers are too large, you will just end up tearing up your bearings and effecting the overall handling of the vehicle.
 

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94Silver said:
I'm currently looking into buying some new wheels but the ones that I want are 18 x 9 with a 38mm offset, would that clear the front calipers? or will I need a spacer? if so what are the cons of using spacers? any high HP supras using spacers?

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You also need to make sure the lug nuts will get enough turns or you could drop a wheel.
 

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You also need to make sure the lug nuts will get enough turns or you could drop a wheel.
How many turns is enough?? I was thinking of getting bigger studs anyways those could never hurt.

also WhiteBlazze, I did check the guide and it said that the size is not recomended, hell I want all the way to 45mm and thats when it say it would be fine, do you have an idea on the size of the spacer?
 

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Offset has no determining factor as to whether or not the wheels will clear the brakes. Offset only determine what tire sizes you can run and whether it will be inside/flush/outside of the fenders.

What determine whether the wheels will clear the front brakes is the "disk" aka hub size. It's the thickness of the area of the hub behind the spokes. A "high disk" has a thick spacing therefore allowing it to clear the brakes. If you have a "med disk", you will prob need a small spacer. If you have a "low disk" you will need to use a thick spacer.

My last set of rims had "low disk". I had to use a 13mm spacer for it to clear the brakes.

I hope I explained myself. If you need me to take pictures and show you what I mean, hit me up [email protected] and I'll do what I can.
 

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learn something new every day :) ! thanks for the info michaelvanle, I would like to see some pics if you don't mind, that would make it easier for me to picture.
 

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(this is my opinion/knowledge so correct me if I'm wrong)

The section dashed in red is the "disk" or hub (or whatever term you want to call it). The thicker it is, the more room there is for caliper clearance. As you can see, my hub is pretty thick or "high disk" so it clears the TT brakes fine. Now if you have "low disk", your hub will be less and it'll scrape the calipers. That's why you have to get spacers. Having spacers theoritically add to the hub thickness.

Hope that all makes sense.

Also, the more the "offset", the less lip you have. It's a balancing game. That's why for front wheels to clear the TT brakes, there's bearly any lip.

 

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I have 18x9 wheels w/ a +35mm offset. They WILL clear stock TT brakes both front and rear. They will not however clear LS400 calipers w/o spacers+new studs.

It all depends on the wheel too, I've seen the same spec wheel not fit by a hair.
 

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94Silver said:
How many turns is enough?? I was thinking of getting bigger studs anyways those could never hurt.

also WhiteBlazze, I did check the guide and it said that the size is not recomended, hell I want all the way to 45mm and thats when it say it would be fine, do you have an idea on the size of the spacer?
Longer studs would be ideal but stock you need at least 6 full turns to be safe.
 
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