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Old 03-27-2019, 10:55 AM
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Should I consider H&R 31MM spacers for the G?

Hello!

I've read numerous feedbacks regarding spacers on the G wagons, but I've also seen how much more aggressive the stance it gives on such demanding truck!

Should I consider the H&R TRAK+ 31MM spacers?

https://www.gwagenparts.com/product/...-g-class-w463/

Your inputs are kindly appreciated!

See attached photo of the current look of the G Truck. I like to keep that OEM look but make the stance a bit more aggressive and I feel by utilizing spacers will provide that look.


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If you are doing spacers H&R are the best in quality. 31mm is a good bit (1.2") of stance on the G, def noticeable. [I personally wouldn't go more than 20mm].

Also - your truck looks great! Those wheels are very cool.
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If you are doing spacers H&R are the best in quality. 31mm is a good bit (1.2") of stance on the G, def noticeable. [I personally wouldn't go more than 20mm].

Also - your truck looks great! Those wheels are very cool.
Thank you! i appreciate your feedback very much!

I think the '16+ G adapted the wide fender flares from the G63s and thats another reason why i want to get spacers, to have the wheels nice and flush with the wider flares; i wouldnt mind a bit of a poke out too!

If i may i ask, why wouldn't you got more than 20mm?
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I am no expert in the matter. I just read split opinions on spacers, one side says they are fine the other side is hesitant about them in the sense that it could add some extra stress to the car, and could void warranty. The bigger they are I guess the more stress
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I am no expert in the matter. I just read split opinions on spacers, one side says they are fine the other side is hesitant about them in the sense that it could add some extra stress to the car, and could void warranty. The bigger they are I guess the more stress
See thats exactly why i am posting this thread! hahah, I see / read about the same thing, which all in all makes me feel hesitant as well X_X

I mean, tbh, i love the way it sits now, but i feel it can use a bit more of an aggressive stance

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Potentially how it would look with 31mm spacers

See attached photo of how the wheels would look with the H&R 31mm spacers on, in relative to how the wheels would be flushed with the fender flares, per rep from Gwagenparts.com

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See thats exactly whey i am posting this thread! hahah, I see / read about the same thing, which all in all makes me feel hesitant as well X_X

I mean, tbh, i love the way it sits now, but i feel it can use a bit more of an aggressive stance
A custom shop by me in NYC said this: they install spacers all the time on G class, they've never heard of MB refusing warranty due to proper spacers, but that they couldn't guarantee they wouldn't. Just stick to HR and good quality and should be fine.

I think you will be fine but you never know.
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With the AMG flares, well worth it. Really makes the stance aggressive and fills the gap as it should be from the factory. H&R quality is excellent. I feel like the car drives better with the wider track as well. I don't see what components the stress would be added to, especially since you have solid axles. Others running larger rims sizes or offroad tires probably stresses the suspension more.
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If its an older g out of warranty, by all means, have at it! Jack it up, space out the wheels, outfit it with 37 inch mudders, etc. And, take the car out into the boondocks, climb over huge boulders, roll it over, and get it fixed, unless totalled. Have a ball! If, however, your car is a new g under warranty, personally Id be concerned about blowing my MB factory warranty, at least on front end problems, given the various after market modifications. IMHO, JM2C, and YMMV!
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Just bought some a month ago - took about 30 to install, but I have all the right tools. I've had 3 G63s and I can't believe I waited this long - even my wife noticed the burlier look (and I just have stock wheels/tires). Do it!!
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Just bought some a month ago - took about 30 to install, but I have all the right tools. I've had 3 G63s and I can't believe I waited this long - even my wife noticed the burlier look (and I just have stock wheels/tires). Do it!!
Oh wha????

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If its an older g out of warranty, by all means, have at it! Jack it up, space out the wheels, outfit it with 37 inch mudders, etc. And, take the car out into the boondocks, climb over huge boulders, roll it over, and get it fixed, unless totalled. Have a ball! If, however, your car is a new g under warranty, personally Id be concerned about blowing my MB factory warranty, at least on front end problems, given the various after market modifications. IMHO, JM2C, and YMMV!
I love the way you think! My truck was a show room G, the last '18 G550 they have in North California, it had 7miles on the dot upon rolling out of the show room, that was Aug 2018, and now approaching 10K on the odd, this trunk is meant to be on the road, driven, in all weather conditions, i just love it!

but yeah, i don't think some spacers would void out factory though? i don't know how it can..
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With the AMG flares, well worth it. Really makes the stance aggressive and fills the gap as it should be from the factory. H&R quality is excellent. I feel like the car drives better with the wider track as well. I don't see what components the stress would be added to, especially since you have solid axles. Others running larger rims sizes or offroad tires probably stresses the suspension more.
Thank you! at this point, i am awaiting for twist-a-grip to post up pics of his G truck with the spacers on, I'm excited to see! and i think that'll be my break it or make it
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Just to confirm, this is the H&R Part #:

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H&R TRAK+ 31mm spacers Dra 5/130 Center Bore 84 Bolt Thread 14X1.5
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I use BORA spacers instead. They have been really tested across different platforms of trucks/SUVs. Also there customer service has been outstanding.

http://www.motorsport-tech.com/4DCGI/switchtruckmodel
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I use BORA spacers instead. They have been really tested across different platforms of trucks/SUVs. Also there customer service has been outstanding.

http://www.motorsport-tech.com/4DCGI/switchtruckmodel
Thank you, do you have photos of the spacers on your G, and dont mind sharing?
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Oh wha????

PICTURES PLEASE, A MUST!!
I'm trying to ready my home for a ton of guests tonight. Tried on both laptop and iPhone to load pics and I couldn't figure it out and don't have time to mess with it. Sorry. There are other threads with pics. Look for member jesserohr or something like that - his thread has some pics and info.
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I'm trying to ready my home for a ton of guests tonight. Tried on both laptop and iPhone to load pics and I couldn't figure it out and don't have time to mess with it. Sorry. There are other threads with pics. Look for member jesserohr or something like that - his thread has some pics and info.
I appreciate it! thank you so much
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Ill post pics as soon as i have them on! **Excited**
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31mm? Gee, go big or go home.... 50mm H&R spacers here. Gives the truck a nice modern wide stance. My daily driver, only a small change in braking ability offset by braided steel brake lines. Drives great!


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Are those 33 or 35 inch tires?


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I have the H&R 31mm and they have been on my 02 G500 for about a year and love how it changed the look of my G. So far I have no issues with them. I got them after I got the new BfGoodridge K02 tires over a year ago and I've put about 15k miles on them.

One thing I've noticed after installing the spacers is the improvement in handling thru corners. Before if I go thru corners too quick, it felt like the G was gonna lift up and tip over.

Here's a couple pics of my G with the 31mm spacers


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My next plan is a lift, maybe 2" and bigger 35" tires.
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