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Calling all new/old F-Type owners...

OK guys I just spoke to Lenny at Motorsport Tech, he has provided previous group buys for spacers and seems to have worked out the some of the minor kinks in the process.

I wanted to go with 15mm spacers since I think I would have to trim 15 or 17mm either way, but I am flexible if the majority of interest is in the 17mm size.

Lenny said, "the same price as last time", which based upon this thread below was $195. When asking what that meant he confirmed $195 with $15 for shipping ($210 total), which is US shipping. You will need to confirm your shipping if not in the US.

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...pacers-164609/

Since many of our cars may be operating under limited use due to the time of year, lets give this thread a couple weeks to grow and see how many interested parties we get. We would have to each individually contact Lenny and place our order and he would start production once we have at least 10 confirmed orders.

Anyone that has experience with these spacers, please feel free to comment and post pics with a description of what you have (size).


Please express your interest here, in this post and list your order of preference of 15mm or 17mm by listing them in order in parens like I have. If you ONLY want one size or the other, please put "15 ONLY" or "17 ONLY". We will go with the majority and I will adjust my order to conform to the majority. If you only want a specific size and the majority is the other size you will have to decide if you want to conform or buy on your own.

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This is a nice pic of unhingd BRG with 15mm spacers and lowered. Not sure I recall what size tires he's running.



unhingd stance from behind with 15mm spacers

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This is a nice pic of unhingd BRG with 15mm spacers and lowered. Not sure I recall what size tires he's running.
295/30-20 MPSS tires on that photo.
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Can we also get them powder coated or painted in black?

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Can we also get them powder coated or painted in black?
You could easily paint them yourself using a spray can of gloss black caliper paint, $15 cost tops.
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You could easily paint them yourself using a spray can of gloss black caliper paint, $15 cost tops.

Yeah, you're right. Why complicate the group buy. Hell, I could take them to have them powder coated as well.

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Last group buy he anodized them black as an option - only way to go if you want black.
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Correct, we can get them anodized black, I just dont know if they would all have to be black or not, I can certainly find out because I think I want black as well.

Chester - Are you in and if so, please update the list with size preference.
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I'm in for a 17mm set.
I have black wheels so I definitely need black anodised. Bolts are anodised as well?.

question do we do 17mm front and back without any cutting/ grinding? or15mm front and17mm back, I don't want to do any cutting/grinding.
I assume I want 17mm front and back, correct?

These are more expensive than most I see on ebay or elsewhere, are they that much better and why? Thanks for info.

Thanks for this opportunity Watson.
Mitchell in AZ.

Please enter my vettegood (17, 17) black Anodised on your count list. or correct mm for no grinding, cutting. Thanks

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Vettegood, I will try to address your questions:
1. Not sure about the bolts being anodized, I am sure someone on the board will know. I think I recall seeing a pic of the anodized spacers in another thread but I dont recall the color of the bolts. I would guess they are NOT, but thats just a guess
2. From what I have read, keeping the same size spacers all the way around is recommended
3. Whether or not you need to cut or not will depend on the depth of the wells on the back of your wheels. I don't see your wheels in your signature. Some wheels require no cutting with the 17mm, but I suspect with my cyclones that I may need to cut either way. I think my wells are about 17mm deep, plus the 17mm spacers for a total clearance of about 34mm. I think I saw in another thread that the studs (while inconsistent in length) may be about 36mm, so Im cutting with 15mm or 17mm. I'm hoping my measurement of my wells was not accurate and I did it with a 4th graders ruler so its possible.
4. Apparently, these are very high quality spacers and what you see on ebay may or may not be hub/wheel centric. If they are NOT, then they will be putting the weight of the car on the studs, which is a bad thing. In addition, the ebay ones may or may not be the correct bore, sometimes have thin metal that can crack, etc... Again, all based upon what I have read on this forum and the youtube videos on some of the ebay spacers. Moral of the story is 'Do not buy your spacers on ebay'.

I'm as frugal as the next guy, but I spent good money for my F-Type and I dont want to sacrifice safety/quality to save $20-30

Thanks and add your name if you want to take the plunge.

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All,
I have a 2017 SVR (305 rear, 265 front stock) and VelocityAP springs.
I went with 10mm hub/wheel centric spacers made by Lenny at Motorsport Tech. I use gorilla mag style extended black lugnuts that result in 11 turns to proper torque (92 ft-lb). Love the results.

I really like the idea of using these spacers rather than adapters. Seems like a simpler (KISS principle) alternative. So far so good ....

If everything I read is accurate, when I upgrade from the PZeros to the MPS4S things will still be OK.
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Do you have pics of the stance with the 10mm spacers? Also, how much were the extended lug nuts?

Anyone have input on the downside of this approach?

I want to make sure the difference in appearance is noticeable or why bother.
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1. watson6505 (15, 17)
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Do you have pics of the stance with the 10mm spacers? Also, how much were the extended lug nuts?

Anyone have input on the downside of this approach?

I want to make sure the difference in appearance is noticeable or why bother.

I can shoot pics this weekend. Keep in mind my stock tires are already 5mm father out (305), so the 10 mm spacer gets me to approx. +15 mm (where most everyone is trying to get). The MPS4S tire upgrade will fill things out a bit more also due to their approx. 1/3" larger foot print.
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ok, didnt realize you were running with 305's vs stock 19" or 20". That certainly makes a slight difference for going with 10mm. I'd love to not have to shave the studs, but I also don't want to get something that isn't as noticeable. Pics would be cool, but may not be apples to apples for us not running 305's.


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Hello Watson6505, thanks for reply. My wheels are the Jaguar OEM Cyclone 20"
rear's #T2R4747 front's #T2R4745.

also i'm not sure how to put my name on the list.

you say i should go with 17mm on all 4 wheels? no grinding/cutting?

does this cause any potential problems with fender scraping on wheel or any other problems?

Is it general Forum consensus that the bearings and hub on the f type are engineered well enough that the spacer won't cause any undue stress and create early fatigue failure of the bearing or other parts ?
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ok, didnt realize you were running with 305's vs stock 19" or 20". That certainly makes a slight difference for going with 10mm. I'd love to not have to shave the studs, but I also don't want to get something that isn't as noticeable. Pics would be cool, but may not be apples to apples for us not running 305's.

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Correct. My 305 width tires allows me to use 10mm (wheel & hub centric) spacers to get the same place (approx.) you are trying to get to with the 15-17mm adapters. Notice my use of the terms spacers vs adapters. You are technically looking at "adapters", while I was able to use 10mm "spacers".
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1. watson6505 (15, 17)
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The MPS4S tire upgrade will fill things out a bit more also due to their approx. 1/3" larger foot print.
Just because Iím a stickler for this misconception. The foot print isnít any larger, itís just wider/fatter.
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Just because Iím a stickler for this misconception. The foot print isnít any larger, itís just wider/fatter.
I'm missing the distinction. The footprint is wider but not larger?
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