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wheel spacers? by pgold
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A friend of mine is looking for some 2" wheel spacers. He currently has 4" wheel spacers and keeps breaking axles. Does anyone know where to get any wheel spacers?
I believe he has a 86 automatic with a 2.8.
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A friend of mine is looking for some 2" wheel spacers. He currently has 4" wheel spacers and keeps breaking axles. Does anyone know where to get any wheel spacers?
I believe he has a 86 automatic with a 2.8.


my first question is WHY?

Sorry got no answer but had to ask.

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His car is a lamborghini roadster replica that someone else built. The guy that built the car didn't buy the right wheels with the right off set and he built it with 4" spacers on the wheels to make the wheels fit the body better. So after my friend has broken 3 axles he asked me to see if i could find him some 2" spacers to help take some stress off the axles. Just trying to help out a friend.
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Has he considered installing a widetrack suspension? Spacers throw off the geometry - anything more than an inch is not the best solution.

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The axles are free floating so spacers don't place any stress on them. If they're breaking, it's due to some other reason.
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Wouldn't 4" wheel spacers be a little tough on the wheel bearings?
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axles or hubs?

usually axles won't break from just wheel loads. hubs will.

if axle(s) exactly what broke?
example, tearing CV can be
bad engine/trans mounts
poor location of trans
too short axles

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i have a murcielago replica with 4 spacers on front I have no problem. in rear I have 2 inch spacers but I have real lambo wheels 13 wide in rear and 8,5 in front. im not breaking axles theres another problem. the spacers cant be the problem. I had 18 x 9 rockstars with 4 inch spacer in rear I had no problems with those. check something else maybe abusing car
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obought all spacers from ebaY
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I think your talking about ADAPTERS not spacers. 4" thick spacers would require at least 5" long studs I bought correct wheels for my Ferrari and Lambo kits with 4" added offset built in. Worked perfect and never had a bearing or axle failure in well over 100K.





I wont use adapters under any circumstances myself...ill pay for custom made rims.
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that's a nice car! they make 2 inch spacers it goes from and to the same lug pattern they call them spacers / adapters . I used 2 inch spacer 5x100 to 5x100 and an adapter 5x100 to 5x120 to fit the lambo wheels. I didn't know you could have the offset made into the wheel . I couldn't with mine since there oem. both of the adapters / spacers have lugs and studs. I don't like this but I didn't have an option. the axle is being broken by something else
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Maybe you have an adapter caused vibration that causing them to break. When you replace it, use a quality or OEM axle. Is the axle shaft itself breaking or the joint ? If you break them at the joint, you prob have cheap quality ones like Advance/Autozone. Mabe the bearings are bad and heating them up too.
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