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Old 10-07-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers

I would like to space out my rear tires about 1/8 of an inch so that my tires don’t rub on the inside of wheel wells. Would it be possible to use washers on each lug or should I look for a 1/8 inch wheel spacer? It only rubs when turning into driveways so I figure it is barely rubbing
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: Wheel spacers

I'd go with the spacer and not the washers. Spreads pressure out instead of in little spots.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:16 PM   #3
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So I can only find 1/4 inch and thicker 6X5.5 lug spacers. What are my options other than milling down the a 1/4 inch spacer to 1/8 inch.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:25 PM   #4
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1/8 plate. Drill holes using an old wheel as a template.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:38 PM   #5
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Re: Wheel spacers

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1/8 plate. Drill holes using an old wheel as a template.
I was thinking that also but I don't know how I would cut the outer diameter.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:58 PM   #6
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Re: Wheel spacers

Jigsaw works.
Thatís what I used to make this oval air cleaner.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:07 PM   #7
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What material should I use? I think the 1/4 in spacer that I have is aluminum.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:41 PM   #8
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Use aluminum.
Metal supermarkets should have sheets of it.
Sometimes you can find some in the hardware store.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:44 PM   #9
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Re: Wheel spacers

Aluminum would be great. You can use wood working blades on a jigsaw to cut. General rule of thumb 3 teeth touching metal at all times. Lubricate while cutting or drilling. Milk or cream was a household solution. Holesaw for center bore , can be larger than wheel bore it doesn't matter. Save the wheel by cutting down an old drill bit to scribe stud hole centers then come back with a 1/2" if you have stock studs. The oversize holes will allow a little play. Paint can could be a close diameter for drawing circle or steal the kids compass for more refined results with a starting center point.
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thanks I will give it a try.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:12 PM   #11
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You check ebay? I got 3mm spacers on there, 6061 billet.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:09 PM   #12
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A proper wheel mount should use a combination of sheer and capture around the axle that protrudes out of the drum. If you are building a spacer that moves the wheel load to just sheer on the studs you could have some issues. Also a proper wheel spacer is balanced.
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