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cheap ass wheel spacers...Sh!t happens.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Thunderbirdsport, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. Thunderbirdsport

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    The "why" of the reason I decided to run spacers isn't so relevant as compared to "why" it (they, collectively) failed...

    I too stand by cheap studs being the root cause. I checked the torque on the studs just a few days prior...all were "normal" torque for Ford lugs, but apparently not for cheap chinese shit pot metal studs.

    I'd think that something like grade 5 strength isn't enough for 100+ pounds of torque on a stud. For sure, not these. Even the spacer body is aluminum.
    I'm about to start a return on these (if it's not been too long since purchase). I'll keep this updated with regards to my results.

    And the window for a return is past. Jesus, I'm irritated with this shit.
     
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    They weren't grade 8.?

    Should be Grade 8 at a minimum, best would be 12.9 for spacers.

    Yeah send them back.
     
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    Send a report to DHSMV. That product is a danger to driver, passengers and everyone in their way when those wheels pop off.

    Yikes. I am staying with my OEM wheels even though they need to be refurbished.

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    Wouldn't there be even greater stress on those bolts simply by the increased leverage of spacing the wheel further from the chassis center of gravity?

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    The increased stress is seen at the wheel bearing and ball joints.
     
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    Cheap pieces of gook shit didn't last long enough to stress bearings and ball joints! LOL
     

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