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Brandon F. Verified Driver
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I'm trying to get my +38 Kosei K-1s down to the max offset (+25) but I'll be damned if I can't seem to find 13MM spacers anywhere.

Found one place that wanted $100 for a set of Miata Cage's spacers!
[Eek!] [nope]
They may be nice but that's a bit rich for me...

I was hoping Dave w/Advanced would have them but he only goes to 8MM...

Saferacer has the same Miata Cage ones...

Guess I'm cheap but was hoping to get a set for less than $50 (considering a set of 8MM would be $40...)

So, am I searching for a unicorn (13MM spacer) or should I just cough up the dough?

TIA,
Brandon

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As I used t tell my male patients.... Cough.

You probably didn't want to know that.....

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Try buying appropriate thickness aluminum stock, machining it down to produce a 13mm, light and true spacer. Repeat that 4 times. Doubt you can do it for less.

And I bet they still won't be as nice as the anodized miatacage ones. [Wink]

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Brandon F. Verified Driver
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Ah, so I need to conceptualize in my mind the thought of purchasing a metal lathe, buying the aluminum, turning it down into a nice spacer, and the time involved in doing that...gotcha...

*cough*
Oh look! A new set of MiataCage spacers from SafeRacer (with appropriate SM discount applied)!

Thanks guys

Brandon F. Verified Driver
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Holy crap-n-ola! They're $165 for the 13MM sized ones! $100 is for the 5MM ones...

[banghead]

Might as well make the order worth it then...
*hides the bill from the wife*

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Only 65% more cost for 160% more thickness. Bargain! [Wink]

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I'm sure they're not cheap to make. There's a minimum of $50-60 in raw metal alone.

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Brandon F. Verified Driver
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Aye, aye, aye...off to the checkout credit card in hand...

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Have you looked for 1/2" (12.7mm) thick with a 4x4" (101.6mm pattern from a US car source? Might be much cheaper and can easily be made to work. Just a thought. Jay

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We sold our Kosei's for $350(in good shape) to a streeter and turned around and got the TD 1.3(25's) on sale for $99 each...maybe a better option in the long run for you??

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Brandon F. Verified Driver
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

Ended up accepting my fate and spent the $165 (minus SafeRacer SM discount) for these.

Tried searching for the 4x4 spacers as suggested but could never find definitively what I needed. Some sites would advertise the price for a pair for one brand, but another brand wouldn't list whether the price was for 2 or 1 spacer.

Now I'll have a set of TD PR 1.2s (+30) with 5mm spacers, Kosei K1 with the 13mm, and a set of Kosei rains which I can decide whether I need the extra 5 or 13mm worth of track in the wet.

I like those options but more importantly I have 3 sets of wheels...
*evil grin* [laughing]
Don't tell the wife! [fight]

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Brandon, did you roll your fenders yet?

When I went from 30's to 25's I got tire rub. I fixed it in the paddock with a hammer. Take a look at your fenders before you get on track. If it looks like they've never been touched, you'll need to take care if it.

Someone once explained how to do it with a Jack handle or a baseball bat. I'm not that skilled......

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So now you have, say 14 - 15lb wheels.....:/

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