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What are some good types of automotive wheel spacers?

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Billet aluminum is a stronger material than cast aluminum and is therefore a good choice when purchasing automotive wheel spacers. Steel is a good choice for trucks. Bolt-on type spacers offer larger amounts of clearance than washer-type spacers.

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Drivers need to torque and re-torque bolts and spacers regularly, so that the spacers do not overload the wheel studs. They should be careful when using a spacer thicker than 3 millimeters, which can contribute to a poor ride and cause suspension parts to wear out prematurely. Using spacers moves the wheels away from the stock wheel hub, which leads to the shocks and springs working less effectively. Drivers should seek professional advice when modifying vehicles with spacers.

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