I retorqued them last week and I dont understand how you are supposed to retorque them but that takes the loctite off. How does that make any sense? Anyway, Im not bashing people who use them, I am just warning people who havent done much research. Because when I did my research I found little negative side effects. Im glad that you have had good luck with them, I wish I did too, because I definitely liked the look better.
Re torquing them will not break the loctite off UNLESS the nut moves. Ie. You set your torque wrench to whatever ft.lbs you want, put it on the nut and tighten, if the torque wrench clicks and the nut never moved, then you still have the 'loctite bond'.
IMO, i still says its owner error and not the spacer's error. The spacer itself didn't 'fail' .The nuts backed off, therefore causing wobble. Which obviously made the wheel unstable, causing the beveled out/oblong (whatever word you want to use)holes you see on the back of the spacer, which at the same time caused the nuts to farther loosen. End result is bent hub/wheel studs, a worthless rotor and the spacer to still be attached to the rim, which at this point isn't on the axle anymore.
If the spacer would fail, it would be a broken spacer stud, broken spacer itself, crack from spacer stud to rotor stud etc. etc.
And in noway shape or form am i trying to stick up for spacers. So dont take this the wrong way