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Wheel spacers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cbbr, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Front wheels rub on th steering when I tun and hit a bump. Not good for offroad.:doah: The wheels are Hummer H2 wheels. They fit/look god otherwise(and were cheap).

    Would spacers help? Can I use large washers or do I need actual spacers? Is there a disadvantage to using spacers?
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    washers sound like a bad idea to me......seems they would cause your lugs to loosen over time......
     
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    If anything you buy spacers made for your vehicle unless you can have them professional manufactured. Typically spacers aren't recommended and aren't considered a viable solution for anything.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What is the disadvantage?
     
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    aside form adding undue stress to your wheel bearings...
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I really think that 1/2" will do - should not be too much added stress. Besides the added stress, are there any safty concerns?
     
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    well then, if its only a half inch, it shouldn't be a problem. i don't think you'll have too much trouble with the lugs loosening. just be sure to torque them down to spec and you should be fine. o, btw, check the length of your studs. you're probably gonna have to get longer ones. good luck!
     
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    spacers????

    Are you sure you need them?? I would drive onto something that would normally make the front wheels bump, then stop and get out and see what is hitting. This may save you some time/money/frustration.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ya think? Maybe I should let you talk to my "mechanic" who suggested ripping off the mudflaps with the metal wire crap. No spacers needed.:xmas:
     
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    spacers??

    Dude..... don't get all "butt hurt". I was just givin' u a hard time.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just happy that I didn't spend a ton of money on another FNG prob.
     

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