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Unread 11-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #16
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I noticed the www.adaptitusa.com spacers didnt have the lip either. Do you run these with no issues?

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Unread 11-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #17
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I thought the wheel side should be too. Why would they even offer the spacers if they dont offer hub centric on the wheel side. How likely is it to be an issue? I don want to waste a bunch of money on spacers.
This is what i am saying. Wheel spacers=hassle/wasted money.

I know some nice factory wheels can be had cheap. But a lot of places wont service your vehicle, fix flats, rotate tires due to the liability of spacers.

Why do ebay sellers offer those nifty fan looking deals that "vortex" the air through the intake and improve MPG's by 15%? Because people are ignorant and buy them.
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what size sawzall blades does it take to fit 40's?
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Unread 11-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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See I have rough country spacers on my WK. they make it look great and I haven't had any problems with them. I do know that its best to use loktite or whatever for the spacers. That way they stay on your hub. Check them after 500 miles. Tighten them on with a torque wrench and leave them be. Check every tire rotation. It can BE a hassle if you don't follow the steps right but if you do it's totally worth it. Since you already bought the tires I'm guessing them get the spiders and don't worry about it. Those are a trusted brand and they are hub centric.

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Unread 11-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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This is what i am saying. Wheel spacers=hassle/wasted money.

I know some nice factory wheels can be had cheap. But a lot of places wont service your vehicle, fix flats, rotate tires due to the liability of spacers.

Why do ebay sellers offer those nifty fan looking deals that "vortex" the air through the intake and improve MPG's by 15%? Because people are ignorant and buy them.
Do you have any actual real world experience with spacers? I purchased my BFG AT 33s from Sears. Lifetime mount balance rotation road hazard etc... When the worker pulled my wheels I kindly asked him to hand loosen and retorque all of the lugs to 98ft/lbs. He smiled (as he should) and completed the task without any hassle. Have yet to find a shop that wont sell or service my tires with adapters on.

I've had them for ~3 years now. Snow, sand, mud, dust, air born and hard compression, rocky road skinny pedal wheel hopping and many season changes. And guess what? My wheels keep on spinning just like the rest of the world. Never really even taken them off, just checked torque specs when I rotate or remove a wheel for some reason. Taking them off risks the chance of pulling a goof and dropping them, or getting debris between the mating surface causing "runout".

But if your careful on installation, demand all your lugs to be hand torqued to your spec when at a tire shop, and assuming the rest of your vehicle is in good condition (unit hubs, rotors, wheels...etc) then there is no reason why a properly built adapter/spacer cant be used to center a set of tires on a moderately built rig.

***disclaimer***
If your toying with the idea of 2-3" spacers to get a wider stance for various reasons...don't. Save your $ for full width axles.
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Unread 11-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #20
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Personal experience using spacers? No, i purchase the correct parts to fit my vehicle. Experience at many shops? Yes worked for a few major brand shops including Goodyear stores. Policy is dont do it, if the wheel is removed and a spacer is found, torque wheel back on and back it out. I understand that it is fairly common to use them, if you do thats your business. I personally am not a fan and have not found a set of wheels that i couldnt live without. If they fit, run them. If i need $300 wirth of adapter/ spacers plus the cost of wheels i wouldnt even consider them. I want my junk to work good more than i think i want it to look good. My personal preference. If i couldnt live, for some reason, without said wheels then i would invest my money in a manner that would allow the wheels and also improve the vehicle(say ford 9" with the 5x5 pattern, and some GC knuckles which i thought had high steer type knuckle? and the appropriate unit bearing for the pattern) Dont quote me on the dana 30 high steer/GC brake upgrade. I will be the first to admit i never upgraded a D30, i pitch them in a pile out back.

Im not claiming they dont work ,just not for me and too much hassle for some silly wheels.
Just my opinions, nothing more, nothing less.
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Unread 11-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #21
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Personal experience using spacers? No...
...Just my opinions
Glad we are on the same page.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #22
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I'm not in it for the battle spacers vs none. I just don't use them and shops I've worked at said its a liability. I have buddy's who rum them .

I can't see any wheel being so desirable that it warrants some $300 worth of adaptation to rum them. If I was to run some spacers I'd be spending the dollar on some name brand stuff, no eBay china junk.
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