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Looking at wheel spacers to add to thread width. Any opinions on using them? Experience, good or bad. Concerned about added stress on bearings due to moving leverage out. Thanks in advance. JWL
 

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Get hub centric units. Been using 1” adapters with red locktite for 6 months and love the look.
 

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Looking at wheel spacers to add to thread width. Any opinions on using them? Experience, good or bad. Concerned about added stress on bearings due to moving leverage out. Thanks in advance. JWL
If you swap to wheels with less backspacing you are increasing the stresses on the wheel bearings and ball joints. If you run wheel spacers to achieve the same results (less backspacing) you increase the stresses on the bearings and ball joints. It is the same result. If you want to run wider tires you need to move the tires out farther for clearance, which means either wheels with less backspacing or wheel spacers. Both achieve the same results, with the same benefits and drawbacks. If you need to run your wheels wider (or just want to), this is what happens. Short of swapping in a wider axle it is the price you pay.
That said, thousands of people (likely 10's of thousands, actually) happily run wheel spacers without issues. Stick with quality name brands that you can trust. Stick with hub centric designs. And stay away from simple spacer plates and only use the adapter style that bolt to the wheel hub with the original set of studs and then use a second set of studs to bolt the wheel to the spacer.
 
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