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Old 08-13-2011, 10:58 AM
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Re: wheel spacers

My cousin was a mechanic with his own business and shop and was regularly under his inspecting mechanical parts.

Never expected and wheel spacer to take his life.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: wheel spacers

I am shocked that you would even consider wheel spacers just for the sake of vanity. In Australia they are highly illegal because of them failing and when they go it is usually not a great end result. It appears that people care more about how their car looks than its safety as I keep reading on this forum about people tinting tail lights, plasti dipping reflectors, putting very dark tinting on all windows and doing other dodgy mods that compromise safety. Here in Australia we have a nanny state where the rules stop you doing these type of things. Do it right, buy wheels that have a better offset or better yet, enjoy the massive amount of engineering that Jeep have done to ensure the car is safe.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:54 PM
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I am shocked that you would even consider wheel spacers just for the sake of vanity. In Australia they are highly illegal because of them failing and when they go it is usually not a great end result. It appears that people care more about how their car looks than its safety as I keep reading on this forum about people tinting tail lights, plasti dipping reflectors, putting very dark tinting on all windows and doing other dodgy mods that compromise safety. Here in Australia we have a nanny state where the rules stop you doing these type of things. Do it right, buy wheels that have a better offset or better yet, enjoy the massive amount of engineering that Jeep have done to ensure the car is safe.
Well said but I'm guilty when it comes to tinted windows.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:45 PM
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95% of people get tint for the looks. So I don't think that's a fair argument. I got it cause my black jeep looks sweet with dark windows, but I also hate when people can see in, espically with my son in the back

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:11 PM
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After I saw the spacer picture from moneen, I decided to remove mine so I have a set of addicts heading my way. Spacers are for sale..


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If you are concerned with a part like this failing...... How many of you check your ball joints every month? And replace at the first sign of wear?
Freak things happen all the time. If you want spacers go get them. Make sure you are comfortable with the product and company. Realize when you use them they will have an effect on your suspension components wear and life expectancy.
That's me! I check everything every couple of weeks and take care of any noises I hear immediately. Now my question to Moneen is, how often did you torque your spacers? I do it every oil change and I did find one a bit lose from a tire shop that serviced my tire months ago. Now If I didn't check my spacers like I do, the same could have happened to me.


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Old 08-13-2011, 09:23 PM
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Re: wheel spacers

I have tint to first keep people from seeing in, second to help with AC, and third for looks.

Mainly to keep people from seeing in. You don't like people looking in the windows of your house and I feel the same way about my cars.
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Re: wheel spacers

The biggest problem with the spacers is people do not change the studs or put much wider spacers on. This will change the rolling centre of the wheel, putting huge pressure on the sub axles and studs, that are not designed for this type of load.

The main issue is that you cannot see the metal fatigue and the next thing you know your wheel is overtaking you and you are spinning into a tree. I have only seen first had a spacer fail when on a track, but it caused significant damage to the car and could have been worse if he was on a fast corner. If you are torquing up the wheel nuts continually, you are stretching the studs and eventually they will fail.

As for my comment on tinted windows, I am referring to people who put 5% tint in their front windows and/or windscreen. I can only speak from nearly running over a pedestrian who was crossing a road I was turning into and did not see them on a dark raining night. I only had 20% tint (35% is dark as you can go in Oz) It was more good luck that I did not hit them. You do look through side windows when making turns and to take 95% of available light will affect you when driving at night.
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I also hate when people can see into my cars, i dont know how people can drive around with every window untinted. I have the jeeps front windows matched to the stock tint on the rears and im happy with that amount of tint.
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Acid... what are "addicts" i too have spacers and after moneens pic im 2nd guessing the idea
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Acid... what are "addicts" i too have spacers and after moneens pic im 2nd guessing the idea
Lol They are KMC XD Addict wheels, I found the best price on Ebay for $605 shipped. I bought them late Thursday and will arrive tomorrow. If you need a link, let me know.
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