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      09-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Dropped and Spaced, looking good?

So I got my car back from AutoCouture Motoring on Friday after they installed the KW Sleeve Kit, along with RS Technik Spacers (12mm front/12mm rear) along with stud conversion.

Car rides surprisingly well, slightly harder than stock, although I have seen a few complain about the stock ride (I am a former STI owner and have to say a harsh ride doesn't bother me, but to each their own).

Yes, before asked I will say that with a 12mm spacer in front it does rub when full lock to left, not as bad to right. It does not rub at all in rear, unless you really motor over whoops, which is not my driving style. Hope you guys like it

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looks perfect
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Looks great to me!
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LOOKS GREAT!!!

12mm per axis or per side???
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It does not rub at all in rear, unless you really motor over whoops
So does it rub in the back or not? What is rubbing, the fender against the side wall? Pardon my ignorance but what do you mean, "motor over whoops?"
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Pretty sweet, for my taste the rear is too low though. I'd keep a 1" extra rear height and I guess the front could just be a tad narrower as the wheels seem to pop from under the wells.


Nice ride, love the look without front plate! Keep the pics coming!

Any more mods planned?
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Function > Form, that's the rub
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Looks great, what is should've come out of the factory IMO

These are stocked sized tires, right?

Also, what did you mean by the sleeve kit? Is that the full coils or just springs on otherwise stock dampers?

More pics from all angles please!
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to me, rubbing is not worth the look. everyone has their own style though. car looks good!
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LOOKS GREAT!!!

12mm per axis or per side???
I am unsure of your question, the front is on 12mm spacer, as well as the rear 12mm spacer.

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So does it rub in the back or not? What is rubbing, the fender against the side wall? Pardon my ignorance but what do you mean, "motor over whoops?"
Haha, what I was trying to say is unless your speeding over uneven pavement (i.e. section of highway that meets bridge or overpass, or side streets that cross over another street with a high crown in the middle) your fine. Basically, as long as your driving normal, not killing and crushing it like your running from the cop's the rear doesn't rub.
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to me, rubbing is not worth the look. everyone has their own style though. car looks good!
Any rub would drive me bananas, but I would experiment with different spacers until it's completely eliminated. Ideally, I'd also go a little higher in the rear.

It does look really good though!
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@Dan Parker,

Keep in mind I live in the lovely state of New Jersey, something like this........







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LOOKS GREAT!!!

12mm per axis or per side???
I think he means per each wheel (so 24 per axle). In other words, 4 x 12mm spacers
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I'm lost............Wheel spacer's are sold in pairs (one for the driver side, one for the passenger side). Thickness varies in different millimeter sizes (i.e. 10, 12, 15, even 20mm, etc....) They are then mounted between the hub and wheel, hence the stud kit, as the added thickness now puts less lug thread in the hub which is unsafe. Any spacer run on these cars should also be hubcentric, as it will ensure that the wheel sits completely centered on the hub, much like as it would when stock..........please see reference photo below

Stock Hub....


Wheel Spacer w/Hubcentric Ring....
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Looks great, what is should've come out of the factory IMO

These are stocked sized tires, right?

Also, what did you mean by the sleeve kit? Is that the full coils or just springs on otherwise stock dampers?

More pics from all angles please!
KW Sleeve Kit converts your stock damper/shock into an adjustable ride height coilover. In no way is this an alternative to a true coilover kit, more so a more affordable option until one has the means for a complete coilover kit. My thought has always been, don't cheap out on a coilover setup just to get one, I would rather wait until proper funds made means to purchase a true, well built coilover setup like (KW, AST, JIC, MOTON'S lol )

I was able to purchase these from a friend that had them on his 1M. He owns AutoCouture though, so he is obviously trading up

The wheels and tires are bone stock.
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lookin good Justin
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Beautiful! Well done sir!
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lookin good Justin
Thank you, thank you. I call dibbs on the first shotgun ride in your 1M when done, leggooooooo!

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Thank you, I may need to contact you in the near future, wheels and/or exhaust is next in line
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What is the exact part number for the sleeve kit? I was looking at those this past weekend and thinking about going with them.
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What is the exact part number for the sleeve kit? I was looking at those this past weekend and thinking about going with them.
M3 ones. Shoot me a PM, can give you a nice deal too
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I'm lost............Wheel spacer's are sold in pairs (one for the driver side, one for the passenger side). Thickness varies in different millimeter sizes (i.e. 10, 12, 15, even 20mm, etc....) They are then mounted between the hub and wheel, hence the stud kit, as the added thickness now puts less lug thread in the hub which is unsafe. Any spacer run on these cars should also be hubcentric, as it will ensure that the wheel sits completely centered on the hub, much like as it would when stock..........please see reference photo below
Some of us are wondering if you have a pair of 12mm spacers (you added 24mm of trackwidth, or a pair of 6mm spacers (this would add 12mm to the track width)
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Some of us are wondering if you have a pair of 12mm spacers (you added 24mm of trackwidth, or a pair of 6mm spacers (this would add 12mm to the track width)
12mm spacers on each corner. 24mm total on both axles.

Generally when people say they added 12mm spacers it means a pair of 12mm's.
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