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has anyone run wheel spacers (not adapters) with slicks? Seems like risky business? What about with ARP studs? Looking at options.....


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has anyone run wheel spacers (not adapters) with slicks? Seems like risky business? What about with ARP studs? Looking at options.....
People do it all the time. IMO........just get the proper fitting wheel.


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You are absolutely right unfortunetly I just bought some wheels and the backspacing is giving me heart burn and I am looking for a way out........ugh

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You won't hurt anything. A lot more of this goes on than tech inspectors notice. But you have to check how much of your lug goes into the hex part of the lugnut - it has to be the stud diameter or more. Open OEM lugnuts might reveal something you don't want to show (or run with), so check.
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Thanks Ive been reading up in the NHRA rule book
Ive bought ARP studs

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Here is what I came up with, billet .500 spacers and longer ARP studs. Got all my parts from Jegs. Installed everything this past weekend. Didnt need to take brakes off that was nice! The front studs were to long for the stock lug nuts so I modified them as shown in the photo. Been checking torque on wheels and riding smooth.......
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