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    well the spacers arrived and got smoe free time so went for a trial fit
    here they are waiting to go on both 10 mm and 22. the 22mm ones scare me due to the size wont be getting fitted.

    before

    and after

    i love the outage but still unsure about running spacers

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    That looks better imho. Looks to be a big difference just for a 10mm spacer.

    I'm assuming they are 19" rims as they seem to protrude more than my 17's do in the "before" pic. Also, did you use new, longer bolts too?

    It's something I want to do but I can't justify spending even more money on a cosmetic improvement that no doubt only I would notice anyway.

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    yep 19's and longer bolts was used. still cant make my mind up. just worried about the safety factor to be honest

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    Are they not hubcentric?

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    Assuming they're hubcentric ones and you've fitted the correct bolts they should be perfectly safe.

    Edit: great minds think alike Ziggy
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    Should add that if they are not hubcentric personally I wouldnt be using anything over about 6mm

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    they was listed as hubcentric and size is 10.5 mm. was listed as saab fitment hence why i got the full lot for 50 quid just something in the back of my mind telling me no lol

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    The thin ones dont look hubcentric. Do they have a lip on them?

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    Yeah

    here is the 10.5


    And the 22

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    Id be trusting the 22's more my self

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