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washers as a wheel spacer????

i need wheel spacers bad. because of my bc COs.. but just in the front.. so could i use 5 washers as a wheel spacer any thoughts??
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I wouldn't. The way washers are machined creates pretty inconsistent thicknesses.

just order some from MPx they ship uber fast.

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Indy Auto down in Saugus has 3mm and 5mm universal spacers. They're like $5-7 each.

Sean or I may be down there within the next day or two. If you want we could probably pick up a pair.

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it would be incredibly stupid and unsafe to use washers as wheel spacers.










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A word on using washers as a wheel spacer: No.



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it would be incredibly stupid and unsafe to use washers as wheel spacers.
Not to be an asshole, but I was just going to say proof that number of posts don't mean anything

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Not to be an asshole, but I was just going to say proof that number of posts don't mean anything
But he is right...


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Not to be an asshole, but I was just going to say proof that number of posts don't mean anything
WTH are you talking about? he provided the CORRECT info....

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I know he did. I meant look at BrandynSRT's number of posts. proof that if you have a lot of posts, you may still ask questions that some people will laugh at or will feel embarrassed to drive their srt4.

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I know he did. I meant look at BrandynSRT's number of posts. proof that if you have a lot of posts, you may still ask questions that some people will laugh at or will feel embarrassed to drive their srt4.
wow what a jerk... i really needed a wheel spacer. im not retarded when it comes to an automobile. but placed in this situation. i needed to ask. the only real reason why its bad. it because how they are made( not all the same thickness). my washers that i use for plow frames are more durable than the wheel spcaer i just bought.. so why dint you go F*ck yourself
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True wheel spacers keep the hub face in contact with the wheel all the way around. You need this to keep things aligned properly. If the spacer isn't perfectly flat within a few thousandths of an inch then you'll have vibration and tire wear problems.










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couldnt you just adjust the camber out a smidge to clear the upper part of the strut till the spacers come in

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yeah, way too many variables going on to say what is really needed. Could be that you can adjust the clevis bolts and then the camber plates to get the same static camber but have much more clearance between the tire and the strut. You could just flat out need an alignment as well. This is along the lines of saying my computer doesn't work, why?










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hmm i like that your showing your desire to fix your ride in somewhat of the right manner but im really glad you went with actual spacers instead of washers howd they work out?
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