15mm H&R TRAK+ DRS Front Spacer installation on a 2010 Nissan 370Z
- 21mm deep socket for lug nut removal
- 2 x (12×1.25) open ended lug nut for stud removal and installation
- 21mm open ended wrench to remove brake calipers
- 12mm wrench to remove brake line support
- Wire or cable ties to support brake caliper while installing spacers
- Stack of washers to install studs
- 3lb sledge for easy stud removal
- Jack stands to support vehicle
- Anti-seize compound for back of spacers
Wash vehicle wheels wells and suspension to aid in installation and remove dirt. Remove your spacers from the packaging and check you have all parts.
1) Jack up both sides of the front of your vehicle and position the jack stands to support the front end. Make sure the park brake is set and the vehicle is on a level surface.
2) Remove the front wheel. You should see this:
3) Begin by undoing the 12mm brake line support in behind the rotor. It may help to turn the wheel outwards to have easier access. After you remove the brake line support, remove the two 21mm bolts securing the caliper to the rotor. If your rotors are not worn, you should be able to slide them off easily. Support them in place with some wire or cable ties so the brake line is not strained.
4) The rotor should now slide off the studs. If it is difficult to move, tap it with a RUBBER mallet to loosen it. It should come off easily.
5) Thread one of the open ended lug nuts onto a stud and tap lightly with the mallet. It should pop out easily. Rotate the hub to allow the stud to be removed.
6) Insert the new stud from behind the shield and into the hub; you may need to wiggle it a little but it is quite easy.
7) After the stud is through, slide the washers over the new stud and place an open ended lug nut onto the new stud.
8) Tighten the new stud into place. Be careful to follow the manufacturers torquing specifications.
9) The finished hub should look like this when all the studs are in and tightened.
10) Remount the rotor and lubricate the rear of the spacer with anti-seize compound. Tighten down the spacer and rotor with a couple of washers and the open ended lug nuts.
11) Remount the brake caliper in the reverse sequence as disassembly and remove the open ended lug nuts and washers. Remount the wheel and torque wheels to manufacturers specs. You are now done! Repeat procedure for the other side of the car. Your finished wheel should look like this:
Congratulations on installing your 15mm front spacers!
Finished car should look like this for clearance (non-lowered suspension):
This DIY article was provided by STILLEN customer Mark Lewis of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.