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Old 01-31-2014, 07:43 AM
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Wheel Soacers

I know that increasing the backspacing on my rim choice will change my tire placement. But I've also considered wheel spacers. Are they reliable? Is it just as good? Or should I just flat stay away from them?

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:52 AM   #2

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you will surely be in a terrible accident if you go with wheel spacers, your hair will fall out and you will develop a skin rash too. Nothing good ever becomes of people who use spacers and statistics show that at least 90% will end up in prison and the other 10% will become homeless. Quality spacers properly installed are fine.

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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When i got my 31" by 10.5" tires they were rubbing the leaf springs. eventually i decided to get spacers. it's been 4 months since i drive with spacers. They surely didn't do any damage rather improved the performance a little (on my jeep which still needs lots of work). The spacers i got are very light, i didn't weight them but felt like a pound each. no my tires no longer rub against leaf springs and the jeep looks sexier. Performance was not downgraded.
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I ran wheel spacers for 6 months. The only problem I had was (somehow) some of my wheel lug nuts got loose and backed off. Which long story short, caused my wheel to fall off going down the road.

But I don't think that was because of the spacer in any way. I never had any other issue. I had the RC 1.5" wheel spacers. As long as you check the torque regularly, they should last as long as you need them to.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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I've been running wheel spacers on my rig for 9 years. Never had any problems and the lug nuts holding them on have never worked loose.
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