Originally Posted by cbandit
Spacers won't fail you on inspections if they have studs in them they are legal. I will have some 5x4.5 spider track spacers I will sell for $50 for the pair in a few weeks if interested and a 2" spacer trail sport iirc also for $30 for the pair
Man you guys are going to make me work for this one
Its really going to depend on who is doing the inspection. Here is a copy of the page from the Utah safety inspection manual. Note line 3 "Reject when: Spacers are used to increase the wheel track width"
Also note the very explicit statement that wheel adapters are not spacers and defines that adapters change(adapt) the bolt pattern.
Then notice the picture of the rejected spacers and notice a spacer with preinstalled studs(just like a spidertrax) is specifically shown as a rejection.
That right there is three strikes against you and honestly if i were an inspector i would reject based on the specific pictures. The only saving grace is the last statement that says a spacer uses a longer stud.
Like i said its honestly up to the person doing the inspection because it is shown as illegal specifically in a picture but an argument can be made for it not being illegal based on the wheel studs section.
And yes i have failed 2 years in a row at seperate shops for spacers instead of adapters. Not saying you cant squeak by, just providing information that you could potentially run into problems. The nice thing about spacers is you could always take them off before an inspection since your bolt pattern is the same.