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Old June 24th, 2016, 09:14 PM
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Spacer question

Hello,
I am attempting to install freestyle alloys onto my 1985 90. The wheels go on fine without the 30mm spacer but the hub covers poke out of the center cap hole. I also understand that if I do not run spacers my turning radius will be decreased as I am running 285/75/16. The problem I am having is that when the spacer is installed the studs line up with the hub bolts and the alloy wheel will not go on because there is not enough clearance. Enough people run spacers that there must be something stupid I am missing. Any ideas?

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Old June 24th, 2016, 10:34 PM
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Hmmm. So, you put the holes of the spacer over the studs on the hub. use the provided nuts to bolt the spacer to the hub. Then mount the wheel as you would have -to the spacer.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 10:48 PM
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That is how I attempted to mount them but the recessed areas on the back of the alloy only fit on the hub without the spacer. There is more material around the lug holes on the alloy rim and it is hitting the hub with the spacer in place. I will try to get a picture tomorrow.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 10:54 PM
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do your spacers have lugs on them as well?
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Old June 24th, 2016, 11:07 PM
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Yes. I used the supplied lugs to bolt the spacer to the hub. I have the proper lug nuts to mount the alloy rim to the truck too.
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Your answer can be found within:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...new-59298.html
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Old June 24th, 2016, 11:34 PM
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So the solution is to grind the inside of the wheel? Not sure I am comfortable with that solution.

Here is a visual.



------ Follow up post added June 24th, 2016 10:37 PM ------



When the spacer is added it rotates the position of where the hub bolts hit the wheel. There are recesses when the spacer is not used that the hub bolts fit into.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 12:54 AM
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If you are married to the idea of the alloy wheels you can swap out your axles for Disco axles and not need spacers or grind anything.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 12:55 AM
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The back went on fine. I had a loose wheel without a heavy tire on it. I was able to look a little closer at how much would need to be ground down. It looks to require very little material to be removed so I will try it in my spare tomorrow. Thanks all.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 11:24 AM
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I figured it out. It does require minor clearancing. Only took me about 10 min/wheel and only had to be done to the front. I will need to do the spare too.
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