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Old 05-01-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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Spacers.

Would it be okay to run at the strip with 1" spacers they're torqued to 85
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As long as they are a good hubcentric spacer and you have enough thread engagement go for it. If they are the $50 non-hubcentric ones then you need to get them off the car right away. Torque should be the same as the stock lug nut torque btw.
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They are not the hubcentric ones.. They are torqued the same. Looks like I'm not running at the track tomorrow
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They are not the hubcentric ones.. They are torqued the same. Looks like I'm not running at the track tomorrow
Good choice. Pat yourself on the back; it takes a wise person to realize safty is more important.
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Non-hubcentric spacers are an accident waiting to happen, the lug nuts themselves are not enough to center the wheel, this is why all rims are hubcentric. I would not drive the car period with a set of hon-hubcentric spacers on it.
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You get what you pay for

Here is some information on spacers.
Click on this> Installing Wheel Spacers- How to

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I have always heard bad things about wheel spacers... So like any dumb 16 year old at the time I bought some and put them on my ranger. Never had one problem just be sure you check them with the torque I drove from warrensburg to kc for work every day for 4 months then sold the spacers with the wheels and tires and went back to stock. Just dont be cheap on things like that remember you can put not only your life but the lives of others at risk.
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good thinking 2002gtmo

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I have always heard bad things about wheel spacers... So like any dumb 16 year old at the time I bought some and put them on my ranger. Never had one problem just be sure you check them with the torque I drove from warrensburg to kc for work every day for 4 months then sold the spacers with the wheels and tires and went back to stock. Just dont be cheap on things like that remember you can put not only your life but the lives of others at risk.
Spacers are fine if you run hubcentric ones and have enough threads of engagement which is 6 minimum. Its the cheap ones like the $50 non-hubcentric ones that are problematic or when dumbasses throw a too thick spacer on stock lugs and have little/no threads of engagement.
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So its bad havin spacers?? Im diego im new here on the forum just got my 99 mustang gt bout 2 weeks ago
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Spacers are not bad, If you do it properly

They are not bad if you buy quality spacers and install them properly. I would never use them on the front wheels but I would use them on the rear wheels. Cheap crap spaces are not good to use at all. Buy the ones that are made to fit your car. Stay away from the """THESE FIT ALL""" type of spacers.
This link will tell you what you need to know for proper installation.

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I saw n i was about to but some from peo boys n they were goin for $70 they were for mustangs only n size for mustangs only should i or not buy them?? Only rear thou
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I can't help you there.

If it was me, I would go to American Muscle and get the spacers. That way you will know what you paying for. If your using stock wheels , Get the one's made to fit them. Still check to be sure they fit over the studs and clean the hub.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:17 PM   #14
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Cool man thanks for the advice im gonnaa check them out for sure
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Check these out

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2010-2014 Mustang Wheel Spacers & Wheel Studs*|*AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

I have not read about anyone having any problems with any of these.

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Old 05-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #16
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Their yu go those r the ones they sell in pepboys same price too
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That is fine then.

Just be sure to get a torque wrench and torque to 100 ft.-pds. Then after running about 50 miles you need to pull the wheels and check the torque again. Pick up some blue lock-tite while your at Pep-Boys.
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Installing Wheel Spacers- How to

You sure don;t need a wheel coming off.
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Cool sure will man thanks i get paid tomorrow hopefully i buy them n make sure i check the size n the torque as well thanks man for helpin me out
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I've had spacers fall completely off my car while driving.
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Dam like yur wheels fell off???
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Yeah some how nothing broke except a little bend on my rear bumper from my tire flying out from underneath it.
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Dam like yur wheels fell off???
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Dam so bumper damaged pretty bad? Did yu end up puttin the spacers back on or left it back on stock?? Im wantin some for my 99 gt just got it 2 weeks ago
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Just be sure to get a torque wrench and torque to 100 ft.-pds. Then after running about 50 miles you need to pull the wheels and check the torque again. Pick up some blue lock-tite while your at Pep-Boys.
Print these instructions out.
Installing Wheel Spacers- How to

You sure don;t need a wheel coming off.
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Agreed to torque to 100 ft lbs. However, DO NOT BUY THE AM BRANDED SPACERS FROM THIS LINK! THEY ARE NOT HUBCENTRIC! The H&R ones are fine as they are hubcentric. Again, running a non-hubcentric spacer is dangerous because the wheel studs are not enough to center the rim.
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Yeah i kno thats what ronnie was tellin me n i might get the ones wit the studs the brand they sale on american muscle they also sale that brand on pepboys for same price i wanna make my back wheels kinda stick out i wanna give it that mean look
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The "HUBCENTERIC" one's are the safest

American Muscle sells the hubcentric ones but they do cost more. They still need to be installed properly and re torqued after 50 miles.
I would not use the $69.00 ones at all. You get what you pay for and the more expensive one's cost more because they are just plain made with better tolerances and better material.
When I can't afford the best, I just save up until I can get it.
The $69.00 one's may be OK, But I would not use them on my car. Maybe someone on this forum has them and can tell us about quality and how they fit.
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The $69 aren't hubcentric regardless of how they fit or quality. They could be made out of titanium and they would not be OK to use.
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I'm with you on that

Thanks for the information. They are not anything I would use myself. If I was going to use spacers at all, They would be the German Hubcentric expensive one's.
I know back in the good old days, A lot of wheels came off because of crap cheap spacers. I guess they still sell them and people still buy them because of a low price.
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I wouldn't use spacers period. Mine fell off and damage wasn't as the spacer studs broke though.
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