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DIY: Installing 10mm Evolved Concepts Spacers

If you want your back tires to be closer to the wheel well lip and match the front tires you may want to install a set of 10mm spacers. I got mine from Evolved Concepts. They are easy to install and they give a cool look to the rear wheels.

Tools you need:

1. 3/8 drive rachet
2. 10mm socket
3. 12mm socket
4. 10mm box wrench
5. Jack stands for safety
6. A very small standard screwdriver

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Make sure your transmission is in gear to prevent the car from moving while on the jack.

Raise the vehicle and remove the rear wheel


Look behind the hub and you will see four (4) 10mm bolts holding the hub to the rear trailing arm. Loosen the rear bolts with a 10mm socket



Use the small screwdriver to lift the tab and disconnect the ABS sender unit.



The next step will depend on whether you have stock brake lines or not. If you have stock brake lines you will want to disconnect the brake line
at the support tab and let it hang loose to provide some slack. If you have steel braided lines you won't need this step.

You will now pull the brake drum assembly away from the mount. If you find you need more slack to clear the mount you can loosen up the parking
brake line from it's tab. Use a 10mm box wrench and back the bolt off enough to allow you to push the cable towards the drum assembly.


Once you have enough slack, pull the drum assembly away from the mounting and prepare to install the spacer


The new 10mm spacers with four new 12mm bolts. Do not use the stock bolts with the new spacers as they will be too short



Slide the new spacer in between the drum assembly and the hub mounting


Line up the new 12mm bolts and tighten them. Use the same pattern that you would when tightening your lug nuts. Tighten all the
bolts equally until it is snug against the mounting plate.


I didn't take a picture but you will want to apply some blue Loctite to the new bolts to ensure they stay in place.

Tighten the parking brake cable mounting tab and if needed, the brake line mounting tab
Reconnect the ABS sender unit



Your spacers are now installed and complete. Lower the vehicle and check your work.



Since you already have the rims off the vehicle you may want to wash and wax the back of your rims



The before and after shots...

Before:


After:


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After:


I hope this DIY gives you a better understanding of installing 10mm rear spacers on your vehicle.

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Re: DIY: Installing 10mm Evolved Concepts Spacers

how much do spacers usually run cost wise?
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Re: DIY: Installing 10mm Evolved Concepts Spacers

Great stuff, Taz!
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awesome stuff tazman.




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nice write up!

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how much do spacers usually run cost wise?
10mm are $60 shipped. You can find them here: Scion Rear Hub Spacers

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nice write up taz

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Re: DIY: Installing 10mm Evolved Concepts Spacers

just did mine last week, 1/2 in hub spacer. i think cost was about 30 bucks. got em on ebay.

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Re: DIY: Installing 10mm Evolved Concepts Spacers

Are the rear wheels actually closer together than the front? Seems this would mess around with the handling. Any difference in handling after install?
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Sweet DIY...I will have to get a set of these some time soon.



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Are the rear wheels actually closer together than the front? Seems this would mess around with the handling. Any difference in handling after install?
of course, the rear wheels are closer to the fronts than the stock. i got the 15mm EC spacers on my xB. the handling is the same, nothing is off...

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of course, the rear wheels are closer to the fronts than the stock. i got the 15mm EC spacers on my xB. the handling is the same, nothing is off...

Went out and measured mine 65 inch in the front and 64 1/2 in the back. I figured the body might have created the illusion but they actually are diff. Guess I'll eventually do this.
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Re: DIY: Installing 10mm Evolved Concepts Spacers

wider tires with the right offset.. it sits farther out and handling was greatly improved.

Might run the OTG spacer.. havent decided if im gonna keep the way it is. or bring them out farther and run flares
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