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Q: Opinion on wheel spacers

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Do you think wheel spacers are a good idea?

A: No, wheel spacers are a horrible idea becau...

No, wheel spacers are a horrible idea because you want your wheels to bolt on solid. When you are bolting on a spacer, then the spacer fits on, there are too many things that can go wrong. In general, things can get loose. I’ve seen wheels falling off on a highway. Don’t mess with the wheel spacers. If you want to change the tires, get the right ones that fit right on the vehicle don’t not ones that will require you to use spacers. It’s not a good idea mainly for safety reasons.

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