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Old 12-25-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Offset or Spacers?!?

I went through a lot of threads about wheel fitment issues (less than +48mm) with the outcome always being the destruction of axle bearings.

Today, I seen a thread (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907754) that lead me to this thread (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845228) where so many people used spacers, which leads to my question. Would a lower offset destroy the bearings whereas spacers wouldn't

What's the advantages/disadvantages of both? Please, I'd like as many views as possible!
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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see second post here for my take on spacers.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890559

either one (spacers or excessively incorrect offset) will have the same net effect on your bearings. What are you trying to accomplish?
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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see second post here for my take on spacers.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890559

either one (spacers or excessively incorrect offset) will have the same net effect on your bearings.
Most people that chimed in on the spacer issue were way wrong. Almost every spacer came with it's own lugs so the thread issue was not an issue.

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What are you trying to accomplish?
18x8, big lip, closer to flush than 48mm. These are what I'm leaning towards...

1. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

2. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

3. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

4. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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Tire and wheel calculator. Put your stock size in the current and planned in planned.

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