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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:51 PM
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I've been reading up on spacers. I am running 285 75 16 tires. I love the look and ride but they are rubbing. Turning radius is bad. I can't find any spacers other than rn at $400. ick. Any ideas?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Save your pennies. There is no source of cheap wheel spacers.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:53 PM
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You could change out your wheels for steel wheels with better back spacing... I have the spacers on my ST and love them.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
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I had Andris Skulte with Skulte Performance Designs, www.skulte.com, make me a set of adapters from 5 on 4.5 to 5 on 6.5.

I believe he does spacers for Rovers as well. I was impressed with the quality of the adapters and very happy running them.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 05:40 PM
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I could make them super cheap if people were willing to use aftermarket nuts to bolt the wheel to the hub. The only thing that keeps stopping my is somebody not tightening the lugs properly and sueing me after there wheel flies off.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 10:51 PM
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I could make them super cheap if people were willing to use aftermarket nuts to bolt the wheel to the hub. The only thing that keeps stopping my is somebody not tightening the lugs properly and sueing me after there wheel flies off.
What exactly would be different about the lugs? I will be running Steel NAS 110 wheels, and could care less what the lugs are as long as they are strong enough and don't cause any wobbles on the road. How much are we talking for a set anyway? I have been pricing them overseas, and with the GBP where it is now, prices are much more reasonable, than they were a year ago. They still aren't a HUGE savings over sourcing them in the US...but a little better at least.
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I could do it for under $100 a set (2). The lug nuts would be identical, but the pitch would be 5/8 20 as would the bolts on the male side of the spacer. I've actually put research into it and it can be done easily. This is just one of two options.

But like I said, these, all, spacers need to be constantly checked and maintained and I have come to the conclusion that the risk is not worth it to produce them.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:10 AM
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Well, if you change your mind I would probably be in for a set...
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The lug nuts would be identical, but the pitch would be 5/8 20 as would the bolts on the male side of the spacer.
Seems to me it would be worth the extra $30 per spacer to have proper Rover studs.
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I would be in for a set, maybe two.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Seems to me it would be worth the extra $30 per spacer to have proper Rover studs.
Why? I can't think of a single reason.
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Why? I can't think of a single reason.
Well, for me it would be so I don't have to keep anything but rover lugnuts around. Remembering which I happen to have on at the moment, which spares to carry, which socket to grab, etc.
But then I don't own anything but Land Rovers and haven't since I bought my first in '74. Probably not a big deal for other folks.
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Spacers - front and back?

I was thinking about putting on BFG Muds...do I need spacers? I have seen a set up where there are spacers on the front, but not on the back. Is that the right approach?
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Old December 25th, 2008, 04:39 PM
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I was thinking about putting on BFG Muds...do I need spacers? I have seen a set up where there are spacers on the front, but not on the back. Is that the right approach?
Oh dude, your putting on BFG's?!? You for sure need spacers.
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Better (wider) stance, better turning radius, and no rubbing with bigger wheels. All positives in my eyes.
What are the negatives other then the cost?
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Better (wider) stance, better turning radius, and no rubbing with bigger wheels. All positives in my eyes.
What are the negatives other then the cost?
Stress on the wheel bearings and higher probability of failure. Also the turning arc if you wheel is not ideal.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 06:22 PM
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Oh dude, your putting on BFG's?!? You for sure need spacers.
I'm not sure the sarcasm always comes through... especially answering the question of a new guy...

(obviously the answer to "do I need spacers" depends on the size of tires you're putting on not just the type...)
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I'd be up for a pair too Dave....promise in advance not to sue.
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I would be interested as well but would the rover studs be better to run Aluminum wheels and lug nuts????
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