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  1. lanpa8

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    Hey guys thinking of getting some spacers for the stock wheels. I dont track the car but do go on twisty mountain roads on weekends. Any experience with them good or bad? Was thinking of going with Capristo...any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lanpa8

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  3. Exotica Motorsports

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    Novitec 15mm front and 20mm rear are going to be the best for you and we have them in stock.
     
  4. YelNsx

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    Would this negatively affect the handling? Also, would 30mm work in the rear without rubbing on stock 08 Scuderia?
     
  5. Exotica Motorsports

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    You would be widening the track of the car so I would think it would help if anything but I doubt you will notice either way. The spacer sizes for your car are 10, 15 or 20mm.
     
  6. gasterus

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    I believe Novitec has 2 kinds of spacers for the 458. Which one is for the stock wheels? Can you pm me the prices?
     
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  8. tonybrasco

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    is there a big improvment in look with these spacers?
     
  9. Lew L

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    Should the car be realigned after spacers are installed?
     
  10. Exotica Motorsports

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    I am so sorry to have missed this post. All the spacers can be used for stock wheels. The 10mm and 15mm spacers come with longer bolts for the wheels. The 20mm spacers come with bolts to attach to the axle then you bolt the wheel to the spacer with the stock bolts.
     
  11. Exotica Motorsports

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    The improvement is it moves the wheels closer to the edge of the fender. It does look much better.
     
  12. Exotica Motorsports

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    I have never heard that so I would say no.
     
  13. Webber45

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    Have a look here: http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/458-italia/391183-spacers-spider.html

    Its equal if Italia or Spider!
     
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  15. Caribbean458

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    what is the best fit?
    10 and 15mm or 15mm and 20mm?

    I just want flush..nothing more than that at all!
     
  16. Caeruleus11

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    Widening the track (front and rear the same amount) will make the car slightly more stable and also slightly less nimble. It will also make the wheels look a lot better in relation to the edge of the car, especially on a car that is lowered. If you don't lower the car you can probably get away without aligning the car but I would still have it done- the alignment as delivered is often a little bit out of spec anyway.

    One of the key things with spacers is they need to be high quality and of a metal that will expand and contract at the same rates as the wheel and the hub. I am sure the Capristo ones are fine but for this I trust Novitec. They are not cheap but they have sorted out the right materials and I'm willing to pay for that. As to what amount, to my eyes, the 15mm all around look the best on the 458, but some others will argue one way or the other. When doing spacers I have always done the same amount front-rear but again, theres room for a discussion. Just my 2 cents.
     
  17. 458trofeo

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    +1

    You can even go 20mm on all fours if she is not lowered more than 30mm in the front.

    No alignment necessary it you just add spacers and do not lower.

    best
     
  18. Exotica Motorsports

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    The 15/20mm setup is the most common. 10mm and 15mm use new longer bolts where the 20mm spacers bolt to the hub and then the wheels bolt to spacers using the factory bolts. With the 15/20mm setup your bolts won't match front to rear, which may not be an issue to you. If it is, you can either buy the titanium bolts in the correct lengths or go with the 10/15mm setup. All sizes we have in stock.
     
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  20. Ky1e

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    10mm really doesnt seem like much of a change. Would you even notice the 1 cm?
     
  21. Caeruleus11

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    Yes you would notice it.
     
  22. DK308

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    I'm a fan of Hill Engineering spacers and products, but I'd have no issues running Novitecs as well.

    Besides what is posted above, spacers will make your suspension act as if the car was heavier in relation to the spring rate. This is due to the fact that when you move the wheel out, you extend the leverage point in relation to the pivot point of the suspension. It won't be much, but to some, the car will feel softer.

    Which ever spacers you choose etc. get yourself three of these.

    WH01 - Knurled - Wheel Hanger - with Knurl by: Hill Engineering - Hill

    It'll be the single best car accessory purchase you did this year. Your wheels, brakes, spacers, and back will thank you for it.
     
  23. rockitman

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    I'm amazed Ferrari doesn't include a wheel hanger in the car tool kit. Porsche does. I suppose Ferrari thinks their dealers will be doing all the wheel changes, ect....not the owner.
     
  24. spyderman

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    Had these some ones on my 2014 Spider....loved the look and car handled well.
     
  25. MaseratiCorse

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    Hill Engineering 11/15mm looks just right me thinks. :)
     
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  27. I012585

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    Hi, can you please shoot me the price for 15 mm front / 20 mm back Novitec spacers, thanks.
    -Hugh
     
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    I always run the Novitec spacers, but I have heard great things about the Hill Engineering kits too. I wouldn't do anything less than 10mm - my recommendation is the 15mm around, or 20 rear. They really space the wheels out nicely, and don't add a bunch of stress to the hubs.
     
  30. Eilig

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    I added the 20mm Novitec spacers to my Italia (purchased from Fabspeed - thanks Travis!!) and absolutely love them. If you do lower your car, the spacers are an absolute must.
     
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  31. white out

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    15/20 looks good. If you want it to be more aggressive, 20/20 looks good too.
     
  32. Head911

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    I didn´t want to put any spacers in the front because of the front wheels stirring up stones and other stuff on the car. Look at my attached pictures for what
    I already have wash of sometimes!!
     

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  33. Sean@TAG

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    Here is a set of the Novitec spacers that we supplied and installed. It looks amazing!

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  34. 100badboy100

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    I do get why people use spacers but it does feel a bit "Pimp my ride"

    I'm not sure of the engineering Integrity of them either...

    FWIW my view is either stay stock or have custom offset rims made

    Regards Michael
     
  35. Sean@TAG

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    The old saying goes "To each their own." That said, we are a fan. It is a great way to increase track width during the decision making point for a set of wheels. The integrity of the Novitec set has been phenomenal. Their R and D is next to none!
     
  36. koop

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    Not sure how much R&D is actually involved since the Novitec spacers are just rebranded Eibach parts. But I do have them on my scud and haven't had any issues.
     
  37. Sean@TAG

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    You are correct in that they are manufactured under a Private Label for Novitec, however it is using their specifications. They are TUV approved including the matching factory bolts.
     

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