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Question Spacers Anybody?

Does anybody have wheel spacers?

Are they worth it? Do they look any different?

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Absolutely, wheel spacers help to push the wheels out for a wider stance and help get a flush fit to the body for a great look.

Here is a few pics of the GT / GT-MC, lowered on FD Sport Springs w/ FD Wheel Spacers!

Our wheel spacer kit comes with super strong CNC Machined Stainless Steel Inserts pressed into the spacer so you're threading a Forged Steel Bolt into a Steel Insert for the ultimate in strength.

These really help to get you that wide look that you find with many exotics that is noticeably missing on the Maserati but really makes all the difference to helping bring a sportier look.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

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Absolutely, wheel spacers help to push the wheels out for a wider stance and help get a flush fit to the body for a great look.

Here is a few pics of the GT / GT-MC, lowered on FD Sport Springs w/ FD Wheel Spacers!

Our wheel spacer kit comes with super strong CNC Machined Stainless Steel Inserts pressed into the spacer so you're threading a Forged Steel Bolt into a Steel Insert for the ultimate in strength.

These really help to get you that wide look that you find with many exotics that is noticeably missing on the Maserati but really makes all the difference to helping bring a sportier look.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

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There seems to be some problem with the site today and attached pictures.

Here are some others, maybe this will work better.








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I have the FD spacers and highly recommend them.
Not only do the make the car look better as now the wheel wells are full with no setback gap but the car does handle a little better under hard cornering due to the wider stance.
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Fine with the looks but a No-Go for high speed drives on the Autobahn.
Car wobbles... thats the feedback I got from an owner.
I guess its fine in the US or other parts of the world where you never have the opportunity to drive it at unrestricted speeds on public roads.
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Have them and they make a significant improvement in the look of the car. I have had no issues with ride quality even at high speeds.

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We have spacers to fit ALL OE Maserati wheels new and old as well as custom made sizes to fit aftermarket applications. All spacers are hub & wheel centric, fitment is precise. All sets include extended bolts (where applicable) and are USA built, quality is second to none and backed by a LIFETIME warranty. Products are stocked and ready to fly today!

And since I know everyone likes free stuff, I am throwing in FREE SHIPPING (domestic USA). For the international shipments, we have low rates to anywhere around the globe, send me a PM or email for international quote.

Forum is acting up now and not allowing photos to show, but will post some later. We sold quite a few of these sets over the last 2 weeks so we should have some photos of the forum member cars shortly!

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Fine with the looks but a No-Go for high speed drives on the Autobahn.
Car wobbles... thats the feedback I got from an owner.
I guess its fine in the US or other parts of the world where you never have the opportunity to drive it at unrestricted speeds on public roads.
As long as you have quality hub centric wheel spacers designed for the Maserati and they are installed correctly, they will be balanced and will not cause any problems. We can honestly say that we've tested our wheel spacers to 180mph and there is no vibration. We test all of our products on both street and race track to ensure the highest quality and durability even under the most demanding use. It helps when you have a garage at the local track for testing!

In your friends case, perhaps he threw a wheel weight or maybe there was an product or install issue but think about it this way. Porsche ships cars like the 997 with OEM wheel spacers, some aftermarket versions will have problems but high quality spacers are perfectly fine.

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I have 22mm front and 25mm rear and it certainly changes the look of the car for the better. I’d never realized it missing before but, to me at least, the car suddenly had a lot of the look of Aston Martin to it, particularly at the rear. Which in IMO is no bad thing.

It’s a great mod actually, as although you will really notice the difference your wife just won’t see it, so you never have to get into the conversation about how much it costs, how may diapers it could have paid for, etc. Even if she does think she notices “something” you can convince her she’s seeing things, you really can’t lose.

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There are some comments about the steering being more accurate, but I have to say that’s not my experience at all. It’s almost as though the steering mechanism is slightly overwhelmed by the extra effort (?) required to turn the wheels now that they are further from the hub, and there is a slight delay followed by over-correction. I.e. it seems to turn late and then too far.

I had them fitted by my dealer and after a quick test drive the tech commented “steering is different, feels weird”.

I probably just need to get used to it.

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I have 22mm front and 25mm rear and it certainly changes the look of the car for the better. I’d never realized it missing before but, to me at least, the car suddenly had a lot of the look of Aston Martin to it, particularly at the rear. Which in IMO is no bad thing.

It’s a great mod actually, as although you will really notice the difference your wife just won’t see it, so you never have to get into the conversation about how much it costs, how may diapers it could have paid for, etc. Even if she does think she notices “something” you can convince her she’s seeing things, you really can’t lose.
That is one of the most informative and funny posts, I feel your pain mate!
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There are some comments about the steering being more accurate, but I have to say that’s not my experience at all. It’s almost as though the steering mechanism is slightly overwhelmed by the extra effort (?) required to turn the wheels now that they are further from the hub, and there is a slight delay followed by over-correction. I.e. it seems to turn late and then too far.

I had them fitted by my dealer and after a quick test drive the tech commented “steering is different, feels weird”.

I probably just need to get used to it.
Are you in the UK if so where? If you are anywhere up north you must use auto shield Maserati in Manchester!
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MaserMC,

Actually I run the rigours of the Colonial Ex-Pat lifestyle, bringing effortless pomposity to the natives of San Francisco. I’m lucky to have 2 very good dealers near me, one of which recently even went as far as lending me a Bentley GT Speed Convertible for the weekend in an effort to get me to switch.

Glad you found good friends at Auto Shield, the dealer experiences seem to vary widely.

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As long as you have quality hub centric wheel spacers designed for the Maserati and they are installed correctly, they will be balanced and will not cause any problems. We can honestly say that we've tested our wheel spacers to 180mph and there is no vibration. We test all of our products on both street and race track to ensure the highest quality and durability even under the most demanding use. It helps when you have a garage at the local track for testing!

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Thanks for this Input. I will consider it.
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