Rescued RS 2.0
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Southern California
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Re: Looking for Hub Spacers for 1st Gen. xB
I dont think it would be safe. Wheel bearing assembly slides into the rear axle beam and is kinda like hub centric wheels. The bolts just hold them in place. Now by using a spacer you are using longer bolts which means more stress(leverage) on the bolts add to the fact that the hub is no longer holding up the weight, doesnt sound good to me.
In my case I'm only talking about 10 - 20 MM spacing. I'm pretty sure stress tolerance remains WELL within original engineering specs.
Ser-dad, you're talking about an entirely different type of spacer. The kind that mounts between the wheel and the hub. Not a fan of those as they move the center of the wheel out of alignment with the wheel bearing. I wouldn't go more than 10MM on those for that reason.
RS 2.0 restoration project: Punched in the nose, RIP
Moving most of it's goodies to replacement RS 1.0.
Ultra-Gauge (more info), Dynamat entire floor pan and doors (less noise), Enkie RP02 Racing wheels (Lighter is better), K&N Typhoon (Vroom), DC Sport Exhaust (came stock), Hotchkis Front Strut and Rear Sway Bar (less sway), Headrest Speakers, (best mod ever), Escort ZR-4 (fair is fair), Cruise Control, Rear Camera, Tweeters & Sub-woofer
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Last edited by dahozzmn; 12-17-2018 at 12:11 PM.