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Old 05-01-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
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Wheel Spacers

Looking for some input on users of wheel spacers. I like the look from photos I have seen, but curious of the need to keep taking the wheels off to ensure the spacers are staying tight. Thanks...
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You SHOULD only have to retorque the spacers once. It is good practice to check them regularly though.

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I'll be doing some this weekend.
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Sitting on 1 and a half inch spacers on the rear wheels. Torqued them to 100 and then some.

Checked then about 100 miles in and did not find any backing out. Like mentioned above, it is good practice to check them every so often just to be safe
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Wheel Spacers

Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. RomanG I love the stance with the 1-1/2"!
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Never was a fan of wheel spacers, just looks funny from behind.

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Yeah, that 1 1/2" in the pic above is a little much. Too much poke to me for that size tire. Maybe a 1/2"-1" spacer and a wider wheel/tire

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I love the look of wheel spacers, but I'm too chicken to try them myself lol


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I love the look of wheel spacers, but I'm too chicken to try them myself lol


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Good solid information

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Check for clips and remove them

Look for these on your studs. Remove them, They were only put on for the assembly line and are not needed or wanted anymore.
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I've just heard stories about spacer problems, I'm sure it's generally safe if you do them correctly, but if something goes wrong, I won't have the money to fix it.


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They are safe on the rear wheels if done properly

Spacers on the rear wheels have been used by Drag Racers for probably fifty or sixty years to use wide wheels and tires for traction.
I have seen people try to use them on the front wheels but I have also seen a lot of my friends wreck the car after doing it. I would never use any spacers on the steering front wheels."NEVER"
I have used them on the rear wheels many times on many different cars with no problems except modifying the wheel wells for clearance. Blocking the rear so it had no travel and keeping a check on them. That was a lifetime ago. I would never use them on my Mustang now a days because I can buy offset wheels to run wide slicks on if I was still drag racing. Besides, I'm not about to block up my rear suspension or cut my wheel wells on my Mustang.
With the great sticky tires you can get now from manufacturers like NITTO and the great selection of offset wheels you can buy I would not use a spacer at all.

If you want them just for looks, go ahead and do it but just do it properly and you will be safe. But I would suggest A SWARR BAR from American muscle to keep the strain off the rear axles. Or at least weld the axles to the differential.

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