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      12-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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VMR VB3, macht schnell spacers, h&r springs

Merry christmas everyone. Time for some goodies. 18x8.5 et 40/9.5 et 22 vb3. Macht schnell 5mm spacers for the front. H&R springs. Can I go with 10mm instead of 5mm spacers in the front?
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      12-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Nice gifts! 10 would be tight unless u modify your fender liner or adjust camber
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Also depends on tires
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      12-28-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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Wheels mounted and balanced by Les Schwab Tire Center. Still need to add spacers to the front and H&R springs.
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Looks nice. You should take some pics from further back with your diffuser
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      12-31-2012, 02:00 AM   #6
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Front springs are on. Will do rears tomorrow. The H&R front springs are the same length as the OE front springs. Is it supposed to be like that?
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Did the car lower in front after you installed them?
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I did not measure the height on stock springs before the install. So I'm not too sure if it's lower or not. I think it's a little bit lower. Can someone give me an approximate height on stock front springs?
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      12-31-2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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youre H&R springs are still new, stock springs has milage on them. itl'll settle a bit
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rear springs are on. I had to improvised in order to get the springs in and out using a jack as you can see in the picture. Will post pictures of the car tomorrow.

The height of the rear on OE springs was approximately 365.125mm. With H&R springs, the height was approximately 342.9mm. So, a drop of 22.225mm or 0.875 inches.
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I just ordered 10mm Macht Schnell spacers for the front. After installing the 5mm spacers, it was not flush enough. So I'm going to try the 10mm spacers.
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thats not how you cxalculate a drop height. just because the spring is shorter doesnt mean it will compress the same as a stock one. why didnt you use the spring compressor for the back? that just looks dangerous
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I calculated the height by measuring from center cap of wheel to wheel arch.

I tried using the spring compressor but because of the angle and limited room, I wasn't able to fit the compressor. It was really hard with the spring compressor for the rear. So, I ended up using the jack. I know it's dangerous. It was the only way but it made taking the spring out much easier. I would not recommend my method.
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Pictures of H&R with 5mm spacers in the front.
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looks excellent!
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Where did u get the rear diffuser?
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Love the looks of that car with new wheels and ride height.

What tire sizes are you using, are they still OE sizes (225/45 - 255/40)? Reason I ask is because I am getting my current tires (PSS in OE sizes) mounted on a set of APEX wheels of the same size as your VMR's and was wondering how stretched (if any) they will look. Also, I have not thought of spacers but am now going to buy either 5's or 10's for the front based on your pics.
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Rear diffuser is ACS Schnitzer from Euroactive

I'm using OE tires. They fit very well. Does not look stretched at all. You should get at least 10mm spacers for the front, depending on the offset. I have 5mm spacers in the rear. I might even go with 15mm for the front and again, all depending on the offset.
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