wheel spacer pro/con or other options (1 Viewer)

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So, the weights on my front wheels are destroying the rubber boots on my TREs. From doing a search here it sounds like wheel spacers might be my best option, but I just wanted to see what the pros and cons of wheels spacers are and if there are any other options that I should be thinking of. thanks
 
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it seems like the only thing rubbing is the weights but the wheel is really close, I took it in to Big O to see if they could just put the weight somewhere else but it was a no-go. They recommended spacers or new wheels.
 
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Big O Nailed it for you. A 1/4 inch slip on spacer will solve the problem. I do not like them because of the reduced thread engagement on the wheel studs, but I have never actually had a problem from that.

Best answer of course is to use the correctly back spaced wheels.


Mark...
 

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If you've come across my various anti spacer posts, the type that Mark is talking about are not those that I advise against. Though I do not like the slip-on's for the reason that Mark mentions. I looked into having longer wheel studs made by ARP, but could not get enough interest to make it worth doing.
 

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I have run them for years ... But as stated the lug nut don't have enough thread so I run extended thread nuts also called ET nuts they have a lugcentric shank the give you a quarter in of extra ingagment
 

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