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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Mod missed out the potential to change the ackerman angle (this is the different angle between the inner and outer front wheels when turning) Massive spacers will upset this and lead to more understeer as you are going to have both wheels outside the optimum angle.
    Damn missed it off my list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    I think mod was being deliberately so after a poster (the OP perhaps? Can't remember....) referred to his Lambo on order in these terms in a different thread. I wouldn't take it to heart.
    In one - the OP resurrected a one month old post to have a dig - responded in kind.

    I could go into more detail but the upshot would be simply be that the only real benefit of spacers is purely cosmetic.

    Even in knife edge rear grip of early tipoís modern tyre selection would have way more effect than 10mm spacers. The maths is complex but Iíll state 3% absolute maximum increase in lateral grip for lots of downsides.

    Spacers are probably the birthing point for the modern Ďstance movementí....

    PS donít take this thread as a serious discourse - except for the engineering bits.

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    I tried spacers on my JCW Mini a few years ago, solely for looks.

    It absolutely ruined the ride on my favourite road due to the increase in unsprung weight.

    I won't be fitting spacers again.

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    I'd say the development the manufacturers put in means they usually get it right. I know spacers are a reversible mod but I'll just bet anyone selling a high value car wont let the buyer know they've been adding additional stress (unplanned by the manufacturer) to the car prior to it going on sale

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