What is YOUR take on wheel spacers?

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by Hooligan, Mar 1, 2013.


Wheel spacers

  1. Good

    3 vote(s)
  2. BAD!!!!!

    8 vote(s)
  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Ok guys, it's time for some opinions!

    Wheel spacers...GOOD OR BAD?

    Why are they good? Highway driving only?

    Why are they bad? Damage while off-roading?

    If they are good, what is a good brand?

    I threw in a poll but would like to hear your input on this!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013
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  3. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck


    seen a few people personally have them break, and have read countless times online of them breaking.

    ill never run them.

    of course, there are cheap ones, and expensive ones. aka, crap ones, and not so crap ones, but i still think they are a bad idea all around. want the tires to stick out, get wheels with less backspacing.
  4. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    If at all possible do not use them.

    If you do buy steel unit, although I have heard the aluminum works for some.
  5. drppdyllwrngr

    drppdyllwrngr Member

    i've been running alumn 1.25" bolt ons for 5-6 years on the front and haven't had any issues with them failing. i've broken a lug stud two or three times taking the wheel off, but never while driving. i got my full turning radius back, and the front/rear tracks match.
  6. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    ok so are we taking about spacers or adapters?
  7. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    Spacer, adapter, same thing really.

    And aluminum spacer? Uh, yikes..... Aluminum is the last thing you should use for something like a spacer...
  8. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    the adapters are far more worst
  9. drppdyllwrngr

    drppdyllwrngr Member

    my truck is a street truck, maybe that's the difference. i haven't had a single problem with them. i probably have close to 60k miles on them.
  10. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    aluminum is not something you want to use where stress or pressure is involved.
    aluminum warps....
  11. TurdFX4

    TurdFX4 Schuylkill Countys Finest

    Theyre actually illegal in PA, look it up... but then again, its one of those dumb vehicle laws that they don't enforce
  12. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I'm not worried about legalities
  13. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    meh, I used to run a set of 2" spacers. I would run some again and am thinking about getting some 1.25" or 1".

    The point about them being aluminum.....there are aluminum rims, they dont warp.

    My only "issue" would be with the spacer coming off. That would probably never happen, seems how if all the lugs came loose they would be stopped by the back of the rim. When I had mine I put lock tite on the lugs that bolted it to the hub. The lugs are steel so no issues there.

    I have never heard or seen one break, even in serious off-road conditions.

    Now the actual spacers, the ones that are like .25" thick or so that have all the holes and are ment to just space the rim out, I would not trust those. Your loosing threads on your lugs. But the ones with actual lugs I would use.

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