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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:06 AM
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wheel spacers part 2

Having sent the ones I bought back. I am now looking in the UK.

I am running 285/16 Mud Terrains on Wolfs.

Are the 30mm spacers wide enough to stop the rubbing on the radius arms ? they are available up to 50mm.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:09 AM
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What wheels are you running?

There is a company on Pirate that makes a nice spacer down to 1"/25mm. I would just buy them for the front - I don't run spacers on the rear of my truck and have stock steelies with 315 rubber.

Edit - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles...l-spacers.html

Company is BORA - which is part of Motorsport Tech: http://www.motorsport-tech.com/speci...ck/landrover_s
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:12 PM
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For non-hubcentric spacers why not just go with EzAccessories and save some cash?
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I don't think he wants to give them anymore $$.

You could also adjust the bump stops.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I don't think he wants to give them anymore $$.

You could also adjust the bump stops.
Sorry, I missed Part 1.
I got a set(4) of the EZ's second hand from UKoffroad and so far I like them.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 04:10 PM
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For non-hubcentric spacers why not just go with EzAccessories and save some cash?
x2. No issues with my EZAccessories spacers and 285/75/16.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 07:51 AM
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The problem I had was they seemed to confuse Defender and Range Rover wheels, plus they wanted to sell what they call the hub-centric spacers.
Aside from that the threads were undercut and the nuts loose on the studs.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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I had (still have in a box in the corner) a set of the cheapo non-hubcentric spacers..they worked ok with Deep Dish wheels, no vibration, but I took my time and installed them and the wheels slowly and carefully........ in a fit of laziness I paid someone to rotate the tires a few months later.....heavy-handed with the impact wrench, he managed to cross-thread half the lug bolts, bend the other half, and stripped one of the lug bolts free of the spacer..it was just spinning with the lug nut on....cutting an alloy wheel lug nut off without ruining the wheel took half a day with a dremel.....needless to say I replaced them with a set of TerraFirma spacers, they are made ten times more robust.....had to relieve some material for them to clear the Maxi-Drive axle caps, and you have to remove the spacers to pull the axles, but they are worth the extra price.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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If the hub-centering protrusions were in the way of the steel wheels, I'd get a good set and grind them off before I messed with the other flimsy style... just my $.02....
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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http://www.paddockspares.com/pm753-3...-set-of-4.html

These are what you want. You should be fine with that. I had 255/85s without spacers on wolf wheels without rubbing.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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I have the EZ non hubcentric on my D1 with Deep Dish alloys. Only problem I had was I had to take about 1/4" off each lug for my RRC nuts to fit.

However, I went to get my tires rotated and balanced yesterday at Discount Tire and they refused because the spacers weren't hubcentric. WTF!?
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Well... With 30 mm spacers wolf rims and 285/75/16, you will hit the flares, I'm pretty sure and need to trim.

If all you are worried about is hitting the radius arms, why don't you adjust the steering stops?
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