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      10-13-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ben@tirerack View Post
For street use, other than having an extra part to deal with when installing or removing wheels, it is not generally an issue. Radically increasing the track with large spacers can have some effect on steering feel. Obviously you can go too wide and get rubbing issues, but that just means you need a smaller spacer.

You should run a lug bolt with an increase in length ~equal to the thickness of the spacer to ensure proper thread engagement.

For track use, spacers are not recommended, because under the extreme stress of track driving, the longer lug bolts come under more strain and can break off due to metal fatigue. If your track wheels use spacers, replace the bolts at least every season.
thanks for your input. appreciate your insight.