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I've had spacers (10F, 25R)since the day I drove off the dealer lot. I've had Jamie's race blocks since about 6 months later. Prior to the race blocks I had done an alignment and added shims for camber.

Couldn't be happier. 32,000kms and I can drive the car with one finger whenever I want to. Several track miles, no apparent abnormal wear. It's awesome. Performs amazing. Looks amazing too.

The primary reason manufacturers don't push the wheels out to the edges of the car is to save your paint, minimize the chance of your wheels throwing rocks at other cars, and to minimize rooster tails in the rain which impact other drivers.
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Installed the spacers today, looks great and the car actually feels more stable with the wider stance. Also, didn't experience any tram issues or breaking issues.
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I've had spacers (10F, 25R)since the day I drove off the dealer lot. I've had Jamie's race blocks since about 6 months later. Prior to the race blocks I had done an alignment and added shims for camber.

Couldn't be happier. 32,000kms and I can drive the car with one finger whenever I want to. Several track miles, no apparent abnormal wear. It's awesome. Performs amazing. Looks amazing too.

The primary reason manufacturers don't push the wheels out to the edges of the car is to save your paint, minimize the chance of your wheels throwing rocks at other cars, and to minimize rooster tails in the rain which impact other drivers.
Doesnt Jamies blocks move the wheel outward in addition to the spacers? I was looking at a 25mm rear and 15 front but I'm wondering if it's too much as I'm installing 235/40/18 & 265/40/19.
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Doesnt Jamies blocks move the wheel outward in addition to the spacers? I was looking at a 25mm rear and 15 front but I'm wondering if it's too much as I'm installing 235/40/18 & 265/40/19.

I have 15mm front and 25mm rear spacers and just recently purchased Alfa Works Intermediate spacers! I hope it will not be an issue

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Doesnt Jamies blocks move the wheel outward in addition to the spacers? I was looking at a 25mm rear and 15 front but I'm wondering if it's too much as I'm installing 235/40/18 & 265/40/19.

In fact the race blocks bring the top of the wheel inward since they're not as thick as the oem blocks. I actually think my car would look better with a 15 or 16mm front spacer now as a result, but I too will likely go another 10mm wider in tire when the p-zeros finally give out so that will help with the appearance. It still won't fill it out completely though so I think you'll be okay with the 235s. If you can do some research on TireRack and get actual width measurements of the tires you're looking at and the p-zeros, I'll do some measurements on my car tomorrow and tell you for certain.
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The one con is the red brake calipers are now 25mm further back from the rear wheels.
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The one con is the red brake calipers are now 25mm further back from the rear wheels.

Yeah, true...but they're much easier to clean! The fronts are still too close to the wheels to do a good job without rolling the car a bit.
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I just bought 15mm front 25mm rear spacers from Eurocompulsion.

I think my next upgrade will be tires, but for now, this should at least eliminate that awful gap.

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I wanted to get spacers but after I got my 265/35/19's in the back, I decided it wasn't needed and I have more rubber now without worrying about warranty. I could use a spacer to bring out the top more but the bottom will be protruding due to the camber. Haven't messed with the fronts yet but I'm leaning towards a 235/40/18 and will probably need spacers.
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I wanted to get spacers but after I got my 265/35/19's in the back, I decided it wasn't needed and I have more rubber now without worrying about warranty. I could use a spacer to bring out the top more but the bottom will be protruding due to the camber.

Those tires look substantially taller.



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