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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel Spacers

Are there alot of problems with wheel spacers? I heard that they break/fall off. I was thinking about adding them to my rear tires and possibly the front, but mainly to correct the difference. Does www.performancewheel.com make quality products or is there a better brand out there?

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Re: Wheel Spacers

wheelspacers are bad news, especially for an off road vehicle, they are weak, and subsequently had a tendency top break under stress, in addition, the put more stress on your cv joints in the front. You dont need to correct the difference between the front and the rear, its designed that way for a reason, if ya wanna go wider, just get wider offset wheels, you can get chrome mods for 30-40 a peice and they are a lot safer and stronger then wheel spacer could ever be.

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Those spacers aren't like the old time ones. They will give you no more problems than the diffrent offset rims will. I saw if you realy like your factory rims use them, if not get some rims you like.

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Re: Wheel Spacers

Ok the spacers cost 80 and a nice set of rims in the 180 range, plus then i have to buy all four instead of 2 for the rear. I'd rather go for the wheel spacers than new rims. Another thing i'd have to buy different backspacing for the front and rear rims. What are chrome Mods?
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Flares are Bushwacker and were 220 from www.jcwhitley.com, Everywhere else they seem to be about 280. They were easy to install and had self tapping screws. Believe on the Crome mods they are rims probably similar to the ones I have on mine. 35 a piece, cheap but are pretty good for now.

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CNOTE, I hate to tell you, but I know several people who run Performance's wheel spacers off-road with no problems! They are the best ones I've seen. And as for them putting more stress on things, they do not! They just move the stress. A bigger tire/wheel puts more stress on the wheel bearings and ball-joints, not the CVs!
As for the track-width, GM designed them that way for a reason. So that your rear wheels don't ride in the fronts ruts. Modular wheels are nice and cheap, but beware of really cheap ones.
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so are you saying that it is ok to get negative offset wheels? I would like my wheels to stick out a little and am getting ready to get new wheels - but everyone i heard has said i need to get positively offset wheels. Whats the deal?

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Does add a little more stress but not enough to evem notice. I say go for it. Also if you are bringing them out you will have clearence issues.

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Re: Wheel Spacers

I'm only going to put spacers on the rear. Not only should you check for clearance for the stearing but also for articulation. Your tire could raise up on bumps and destroy your fender.

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