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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2002, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Spacers

I bought a new set of tires (BFG's MT KM) they are a little wider than the old ones and during tight turns they barely rub the leaf springs. I want to put on a set of wheel spacers and those of you that use them what are the pros and cons of them?
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Re: Wheel Spacers

I had the same problem and thought of wheel spacers, I fixed the problem for the time being by adjusting my steering stops, do a search you will find a picture of them . This got rid of the rubbing but caused me to lose turning ability. I am planning to buy a set of new wheels with different back spacing to fix the prob so I can get my turning back.

You could give them a try, I might untill I can afford new wheels.


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Re: Wheel Spacers

Pro is that they're a cheap and easy way to move the wheels out a little.

Con is that they put a little extra load on wheel bearings, spindle and wheel studs. But wheels that move the tires outboard do the same thing, except for being easier on the studs.

In the overall scheme of things the difference isn't too great.

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Re: Wheel Spacers

I run wheel spacers from JKS.. They aren't cheap, for what I've spent on them, I could have a full set of AR-767's or the like. But they are good if you really want to keep your current wheels. Haven't had any problems for about 14,000 miles or so
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