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09-04-2011 11:02 PM
user4574 With spacers, wouldn't the wheel actually be out further than a wheel with correct backspacing? Since in one scenario you are moving the whole wheel and the other just the center hub?

In that, would a 11.5 on a wheel with spacers stick out (roughly) the same as a 12.5 on a wheel with correct spacing?
09-02-2011 11:26 AM
scribble77 Although opinions will vary I have always thought of a spacer or adapter as just another failure point. If it was me I would just get the correct when with the proper back spacing.
09-02-2011 10:42 AM
Talon282 Yeah I do t want to mess with that stuff. This is my daily driver and I want new rims anyway
09-02-2011 10:39 AM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by jackpinesavage View Post
I know what wheel adapters do... lets you run differant bolt pattern wheels.... but why so many 1" wheel spacers??? is it more for a tire rub issue or for stability????
I installed 1.25" spacers to clear my SwayLOC passenger arm. I like the look of the OEM Gambler wheels and didn't want to exchange them out for aftermarket wheels with less backspacing vs. the 5.25" on the Gamblers. The spacers/adapters bring my net backspacing down to 4" .
09-02-2011 10:29 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Talon282 View Post
i have the problem on my jeep now with 31's on stock rims,i jsut have to be careful not to full turn the thing,till i have money to buy new rims.
That is easily fixed for ten cents for a couple washers and 5 minutes of your time. Here's how. Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment
09-02-2011 10:01 AM
Talon282 i have the problem on my jeep now with 31's on stock rims,i jsut have to be careful not to full turn the thing,till i have money to buy new rims.
09-02-2011 08:50 AM
TJe0454 they can be used to move a tire away from the tub to prevent rubbing, or to adapt to a different bolt pattern.
09-02-2011 08:36 AM
InfernoGirl Yep, they are used to prevent rubbing of wider tires.......
09-02-2011 06:58 AM
InvertChaos Mainly to push the tires put so they don't rub on control arms and such. Mainly because the person wanted a specific wheel that had too much back spacing.
09-02-2011 06:50 AM
jackpinesavage
Whats the benifit of the wheel spacers or adapters???

I know what wheel adapters do... lets you run differant bolt pattern wheels.... but why so many 1" wheel spacers??? is it more for a tire rub issue or for stability????

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