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Old 05-07-2000, 03:49 AM   #1
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Post Driving with spacers???

Is this safe??? Okay for car ???
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Old 05-07-2000, 06:33 AM   #2

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Supposed to be bad for the wheel bearings if I remember right. I think small ones should be ok, but still wear a little more then stock.
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Old 05-07-2000, 12:49 PM   #3
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They are safe until your wheel bearings fall apart They move the weight out to a place where it is not designed to be. They may solve some rubbing problems, but the change in the geometry and load bearing (no pun intended) characteristics aren't worth it IMO. Also, the larger the spacers, the larger the potential problem.

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Old 05-07-2000, 02:22 PM   #4
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So would using 25-35 offset wheels instead of 55 have the same effect on the wheel bearings as using a 20-30mm spacer?
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Old 05-07-2000, 02:27 PM   #5
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I'm no expert on this, but I think it would be the same, and an equally bad idea.
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