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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:24 AM
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wheel spacers anyone better than another ?

Looking for a set of 30mm wheel spacers for a 1985 110. Looking on ebay.uk there is a wide range of prices is anyone better or worse than the other ?. Looks like one place does 4 for around 100UKP while Terrafirma is 150UKP for what looks the same.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Do a search on this forum. Many guys have bought them from a U.S. based ebayer.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Pretty sure these are the ones I got.

http://www.ezaccessory.com/Wheel_Ada...5650-5650c.htm

They used to be on eBay all the time but it looks like they are available direct on their website. Hard to beat for $100 a pair
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thats the ones.
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wow, nice price. I'm tempted to buy a pair for the front to get rid of the razzafrazzin rubbin'
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lots of info on them here if you search ezaccessories or ez accessories (or if you had searched "wheel spacers" it probably would have shown up on the second page). Jeff has basically the same truck as you. I run them on the fronts only.
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Thanks for the info will get a set, the rubbing irritates me as well. I usually check ebay.uk for any parts to give me some idea of prices
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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:03 PM
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If you are getting non-hub centric spacers make sure that you bolt them down in a good pattern or you could get some vibration. If you choose not to use loctight make sure you re-tighten them after a few hundred miles.
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wow, nice price. I'm tempted to buy a pair for the front to get rid of the razzafrazzin rubbin'
Talk to Jeff before you do. I don't know what brand they were but he got a bad case of the wobbles when he put his on.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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If you are getting non-hub centric spacers make sure that you bolt them down in a good pattern or you could get some vibration. If you choose not to use loctight make sure you re-tighten them after a few hundred miles.
Could you expand a little on the non-hub centric vs centric spacers. After new shocks, springs, bushes all round plus a new steering box the last thing I need is wobble / vibration.
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Talk to Jeff before you do. I don't know what brand they were but he got a bad case of the wobbles when he put his on.
I figured out my wobbles were caused by haste of installation and lack of cleaning
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I just got in a pair of 1" spacers from BORA/Motorsport-Tech ones: http://www.motorsport-tech.com/speci...ck/landrover_s

Saw them on the Pirate4x4 board and thought they looked good for the price plus I wanted 1" and not 1.5" or 30mm. I am going in a different direction though and might not need them it turns out.
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Could you expand a little on the non-hub centric vs centric spacers. After new shocks, springs, bushes all round plus a new steering box the last thing I need is wobble / vibration.
I believe the differences between non-hub and hub-centric spacers are:
1. A center hole specifically designed to rest around the hub ring normally machined into the wheel hub.
2. A lip around the exterior of the center hole which mimics the hub ring on the wheel hub.

The idea is that certain vehicles have alloy wheels designed to interface with a hub ring on the wheel hub, forcing the alloy wheel to be centered on the hub.

I'm not sure that defenders have these hub ring lips.
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