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    Default metal washers for wheel spacers?

    This is just an idea (I'm not planning on doing this), but would metal washers work as wheels spacers? They would be a lot cheaper than buying the actual spacers. All you'd have to do was put the same size washer on every bolt, stick the wheel back on, and you got yourself some offset. Just curious...
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    Default Re: metal washers for wheel spacers?

    -=- originally posted by Indy -=-
    This is just an idea (I'm not planning on doing this), but would metal washers work as wheels spacers? They would be a lot cheaper than buying the actual spacers. All you'd have to do was put the same size washer on every bolt, stick the wheel back on, and you got yourself some offset. Just curious...
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    ummmm..... riiiight.


    Factory studs are usually just long enough to fit normal rims, you add washers on top of them, you may not be able to bolt your wheel back on.

    Spacers need their own studs pressed in, so you bolt the spacer to the hub, then the wheel to the spacer.

    And with those washers your moving the load further out on the stud, increasing the mechanical advantage, and increasing your chances of snapping them off.

    Plus, aren't GCs hubcentric? (or is that just the WJ)

    in short... STUPID FAWKING IDEA!@#$%

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    Dude, just turn the rim backwards and mount it right back up. You'll get a lot better backspacing.

    They do it down in Mexico all the time

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    -=- originally posted by Avid -=-
    Dude, just turn the rim backwards and mount it right back up. You'll get a lot better backspacing.

    They do it down in Mexico all the time
    If it wasn't for these damn diectional tires I'd have to give that a shot. :winky:

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    lmao this is the funniest thread i have read on here for a long time! hey at least you asked you just never know what may work.
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    -=- originally posted by Fatty-McGee -=-
    lmao this is the funniest thread i have read on here for a long time! hey at least you asked you just never know what may work.
    You must not read very many of the threads on here!!
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    sounds like a good plan. let us know how it turns out!

    cause we all know those $5 wheel spacers are rediculously overpriced!

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    Default Why you guys bustin his balls?

    Man he comes to the forum, looking for answers and gets ridiculed. Man just tell him "no its probably not a good idea because the hole of the spacer needs to be almost exact diameter of the stud, and being individualized, would weaken the washer".
    Regardless where someone excels, they proabably fail somewhere else. so look at yourself before you bust balls.
    anyway dude, thats my take, not such a good idea, but then again I have honestly never tried it.

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    Default Re: Why you guys bustin his balls?

    -=- originally posted by Rocklobster -=-
    Man he comes to the forum, looking for answers and gets ridiculed. Man just tell him "no its probably not a good idea because the hole of the spacer needs to be almost exact diameter of the stud, and being individualized, would weaken the washer".
    Regardless where someone excels, they proabably fail somewhere else. so look at yourself before you bust balls.
    anyway dude, thats my take, not such a good idea, but then again I have honestly never tried it.
    That was already done, or did you not read ninjit's post? And he actually posted the CORRECT reason this is bad, who knows where you came up with your info!
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    -=- originally posted by rhalvor -=-
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    You might be a redneck, if .... noob? Must be computer geek language.

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    This thread might help you.... Low Cost Wheel Spacers!

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