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Old 03-29-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default Ebay knockoff wheel spacer for my spare wheel?

Reason I am asking is that I have some 17” rims and a set of Subaru 4 pot brake kit in the front. I feel the need to have a spare tire in the trunk. The problem is that if I ever get a flat, I am suppose to put the spare ( a 16” wrx stock wheel) in the front to prevent burning my diff, but the stock wheel won’t clear the brake caliper. I searched for a while and figure that a 3mm spacer can solve this problem.

So, can I just buy one of the $10 ebay knockoff 5mm wheel spacers and keep it in my trunk in case I ever need to use my spare for a few miles?
(don’t feel like spending $70 for a quality spacer for a spare)
Or, should I just put the spare in the rear and forget about the spacer?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:44 AM   #2
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Ditch the spare, save weight, better gas mileage. Then call and spend 7-20 for AAA.
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