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Old October 17th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Wheel spacers

Bought a set of spacers for my 110 from Ezaccesories. Was advised to go for the hubcentric ones and did.
Tried to fit them and the lip in the pic will not allow the wheel to bolt on.
Called them and was told to take them to a machine shop and have the lips machined off at my expense or would have to pay the shipping back to them.
The guy told me it was a new product and they were unaware of the issue. He suggested I was not using stock wheels. I informed him they would not work on stock steel or Wolf.
He said the most important feature was the the hub centric feature on the brake drum side.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Defender wheels are not hub centric...

they are centered by the lug nuts

They sold you the wrong item so they should pay the shipping back or you could cut the ridge off yourself.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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I have a set of non-hub centric if anyone wants to make me an offer.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Defender wheels are not hub centric...

they are centered by the lug nuts

They sold you the wrong item so they should pay the shipping back or you could cut the ridge off yourself.
He did back back when I asked why I should pay for their mistakes.
Rather than to and fro from VA to CA I will machine off the lip here.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 12:09 PM
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I have those spacers, or a set just like them, and they do work with stock wheels. The trick is to make sure the flange nuts are aligned properly. The flats of the bolts need to face outward. Otherwise the catch on the rim. Mark
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Old October 17th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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They told you that you needed hub centric? I think they sent Jpayne the wrong ones once, too.

Remind them that there are easily 40+ members here running their spacers (including me).
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Old October 17th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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If you look at those, they are not hub centric.

Any hub centric spacers that you would have that could fit a Defender, DI, or RRC would have noticeably different bolt pattern on the outside and wouldn't be spacers. They would be adaptors. If these were in fact hub centric(which they aren't) they would not be able to mount on a Defender at all.

This place doesn't know what they're talking about. They probably meant that you need the spacers that have the spigot/lip that allows you to mount alloys so that they center properly. Are you certain it's the lip that isn't alloying them to mount? Check your drive flanges. If you have the original drive flanges then you probably have the original bolts holding them on which have the original lock washer on them. This causes bolts to contact the alloy wheel before it is flush. Remove the lock washers and use locktite instead and you should be able to mount them up no problem. If not you may need to machine down part of the wheel, part of the tops of the drive flange bolts, or replace your parts with newer ones that are skinnier.

Edit: I re-read that you tried to mount steel wheels. If that's the case I would not use these spacers at all and go with a different company. Terrafirma makes some spacers, as well.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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It is definately the lip which will not allow them to mount.
Another issue is that the nuts are very loose on the threads, I was not comfortable with this and the guy in the machine shop agreed.
He thought the threads had been undercut.
I will return them and source them elsewhere.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 03:06 PM
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I would only assume your 1985 would require the same as our NAS trucks so confirm you bought the 5 bolt with 6.5" spacing and a 16/1.5 threaded lug
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Old October 17th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I would only assume your 1985 would require the same as our NAS trucks so confirm you bought the 5 bolt with 6.5" spacing and a 16/1.5 threaded lug
The whole thing fits apart from the lip.
The threads look like a quality control issue. I would not feel safe using them.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Defender wheels are not hub centric...

they are centered by the lug nuts

They sold you the wrong item so they should pay the shipping back or you could cut the ridge off yourself.
Defender Steel wheels are Bolt centric while alloys are hub centric.
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