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jackpinesavage 09-02-2011 06:50 AM

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????

InvertChaos 09-02-2011 06:58 AM

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.

InfernoGirl 09-02-2011 08:36 AM

Yep, they are used to prevent rubbing of wider tires....... :)

TJe0454 09-02-2011 08:50 AM

they can be used to move a tire away from the tub to prevent rubbing, or to adapt to a different bolt pattern.

Talon282 09-02-2011 10:01 AM

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.

Jerry Bransford 09-02-2011 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Talon282 (Post 1533487)
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 :)

IslandTJ 09-02-2011 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by jackpinesavage (Post 1533132)
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" :).

Talon282 09-02-2011 10:42 AM

Yeah I do t want to mess with that stuff. This is my daily driver and I want new rims anyway

scribble77 09-02-2011 11:26 AM

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.

user4574 09-04-2011 11:02 PM

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?


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