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"spacers" good or bad?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by matdep, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    matdep

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    i'd like to widen my stance but dont kno if i should get wheel spacers. i heard they put too much pressure on the bearings and cause them to break faster.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    memario1214

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    Spacers = BAD... People tend to do whatever they want concerning that, but I know I would never run them on my truck. It puts undue pressure on your lugs. I have been riding with a guy when one of his wheels came off of his Dodge and it was determined that the spacers caused the lugs to come out.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    only_K

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    It could have been installer error. Also depends on what brand he used. I had Spidertrax spacers on my truck for a while and they worked fine.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    TacoTron

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    I have spidertrax spacers on my truck right now they were installed right and are strong as hell. I've heard nothing but good things about spidertrax also but I'm taking mine off once I find bigger wheels.
     
  5. May 1, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    Kills your lugs... Ok for temp use but over the long term your wheels just might pass you by!
     
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