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Posted by Ryan on June 10, 2001 at 15:14:43:

In Reply to: are there any alternatives to H&R spacers??? posted by Sev '88 on June 10, 2001 at 13:32:44:

I'm dealing with the same thing right now. I had Discount Tire replace an 16" CEC 129 for me last year, and they got me the right size. Or so it said. After taking it in to them twice because it didn't look right, I finally took off the rim they gave me an inspected it. The damn thing had been machined line crazy. So I brought it up to Discount Tire with that info and they finally appologized. Now I'm waiting for a custom size spacer from HR. They better give me another tire too, as that one on the rim was rubbed down like crazy on the inside.

Anyways, to get to the point. I've been told that hubcentric spacers are pretty much the only way to go. As far as safety and reliability. Many, if not most wheel and tire sellers don't deal with spacers anymore because of safety problems. I think you get what you pay for. I would not go with anything "close" to the right size. Get the exact spacer you need.

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