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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Spacer wobble?

So Ive mounted my boosts and needed spacers for the 315/75/16s.. Im getting wobbling from the front over 45 mph. I didnt have this with my 36"tire on steel rims and I didnt have it when i mounted the alloys without the spacers. Is it possible my spacers are causing this and if so how do i fix it? Do i need to rebalance the tires with the spacers mounted to the rims?

Not sure if it matters but I bought the ezaccesories spacers not the pricey ones from RN.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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I think you answered your own question. You bought cheap sandwhich spacers are now have issues?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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is that what it is? I know a few people that are running these on here. Am i the only one with a problem? Whats a sandwich spacer?
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John,

I 've been running spacers from ezaccessory on ebay $ 88.88 x pair... not a single issue on any Rover I used it

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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:51 PM
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Those are the same ones i have. Tire size maybe an issue?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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rust on hub not allowing it to seat properly?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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hmm not sure. Im going to have both front wheels pulled and balanced today and see what happens. Ill check the rust issue but they seemed clean when i looked last.
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John, make sure you brush clean the hub before setting the spacer.

Also , with those tires I would re-tighten more than once.

I bet is the wheel out of balance.
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do the spacers on e-bay from ezaccessory use the stock lugnuts to hold the wheel on that the nuts pictured with the spacer to hold the spacer to the hub? any reason they will not work with the stock alloy wheels?

thanks for the help!
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Old March 17th, 2010, 10:26 AM
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so any luck with this or do we just change your name to "captain slow"
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do the spacers on e-bay from ezaccessory use the stock lugnuts to hold the wheel on that the nuts pictured with the spacer to hold the spacer to the hub? any reason they will not work with the stock alloy wheels?

thanks for the help!
The spacers I have, use a slightly smaller lug nut than the factory steel wheels use. Once installed I use the factory alloy lug nuts.

Most people use the spacers to be able to put larger tires on the alloy wheels for better turning radius and to prevent rubbing.
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thanks scott! exactly what i needed to know!
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Has anyone compared the ezaccessory spacers to the one sold on RN or any other LR accessories place? Is there a workmanship or quality difference?
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Welcome back Ade, hadn't seen ya for a while...
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Old March 17th, 2010, 01:37 PM
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Welcome back Ade, hadn't seen ya for a while...
Thanks Scott, I've been in lurking mode. I hope life is treating you well!
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They do work with the alloy wheels.

And as Scott said, the nuts that come on the spacer tighten the spacer to the hub then use your lugs to tighten the wheel to the spacer


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Has anyone compared the ezaccessory spacers to the one sold on RN or any other LR accessories place? Is there a workmanship or quality difference?
It's the same piece of milled aluminum, just half the price. I've compared them to some Spidertrax spacers and they appear to be the same quality. The only way we'll ever know is to get an engineer to test them. There is a HUGE liability in spacers failing so I couldn't imagine them using cheap or inferior aluminum. Or maybe that's me trying to convince myself. Anyway, I am running the ezaccessory spacers with no issues.
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Good to know! Thanks Jonathan.
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Wheel spacers will greatly enhance any front end issues that exist and will even bring those that were not previously apparent to light.
Never had an issue with spacers other than I just dont really like them, preferring to use a wheel design that accomplishes the same thing.
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