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Old September 10th, 2016, 10:55 AM
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Spacers and alloy wheels

I put terra firma spacers on a few months ago. Because it shifts the hub bolts over (using the old bolts to mount the spacers), the nuts on the hub rub into the alloy part of the inside wheel. The wheels (deep dish) have a space for these nuts when mounted without spacers, but with the new bolt location with the spacers, the nut now rubs into the alloy wheel. Pictures help explain what I mean. Can I grind down a little metal from the wheel to let the nut sit in or should I try to turn the nut on the hub so it sits more flush without the angled part sticking out?

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Old September 10th, 2016, 11:49 AM
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I replace those drive flange bolts with grade 10.9 cap bolts in this situation. Gives you that little bit of extra room
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Old September 10th, 2016, 12:01 PM
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Probably not what you want to hear but run wheels that fit without spacers. Your problem is creating more problems.
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All of the alloys do it. If you clock the drive flange bolt heads so that the flats align with the outside edge of the drive flange they'll fit. Or replace them with a socket head cap screw.

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Old September 10th, 2016, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for the input, gents. I'll see what I can do. Cooper Discoverer STT pro in 285/75/16 on deep dish alloys, 30 mm spacers. Tire guy pointed this out and got me all scared. Excited to get some dirt on her.

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Old September 10th, 2016, 01:44 PM
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How are those on the road? I've been eyeing them in the 37" flavor for my 110.

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That looks so bitchin'!!!
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How are those on the road? I've been eyeing them in the 37" flavor for my 110.

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They are surprisingly very civilized on the road. I came off of Toyo open county. The new tires feel softer as the road feels less harsh to me. The road noise is very quite. Pleasantly surprised. Go for it.
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I ran spacers with deep dish for 4 years and I didn't have this issue. Different brand of spacers tho.
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I replace those drive flange bolts with grade 10.9 cap bolts in this situation. Gives you that little bit of extra room


Nice! Socket head caps. Do you know the size? 45 mm? Source?

Found this too: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic31561-15.html
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