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    Quote Originally Posted by x75x View Post
    Anything I should look out for while driving?
    I would pull off your wheels and check / re-torque them in about 2-3 weeks. If they're still tight then, you should be fine.


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    What daox said. And just common sense. Make sure the wheel is centered properly when tightening the nuts. Since now it looks like the wheel isn't centered on the center of the hub but instead you're depending on the studs to be perfectly centered on the spacer. If you ever feel a vibration somethings not right. You'll probably be fine. Far less chance of something happening than in a fullsize truck running 15" wide wheels that stick out 10" past the fenders.

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    If you have to run spacers, try to get HUBCENTRIC ones if you can. Just Make sure everything is torqued properly and you should be OK. If you ever sense a strange vibration, pull over and check everything. Ask me how I know...LOL.

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    Thanks everyone...just realized mine are NOT hub-centric. No problems as of yet, but can't be too careful.

    Gonna pick up some new ones today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by x75x View Post
    What wheels do you have? Here's what I am currently running. TireRack and the dealer both say that they fit our cars, but who knows...

    Spacers are working well...no more grinding!
    The stock steelies and Konig heliums. I haven't heard much sound from the heliums so it could just be the tires rubbing on the steelies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x75x View Post
    I have aftermarket Sparco 14" rims on my car, and the inner lip of the driver's side rim rubs against the tie rod end when I turn the steering wheel all the way to the left (doesn't happen when turning right for some reason).
    Hey x75x do you mind if I update the thread title to reflect that this is being caused by aftermarket rims? Someone searching for info on new rims might find this helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Hey x75x do you mind if I update the thread title to reflect that this is being caused by aftermarket rims? Someone searching for info on new rims might find this helpful.
    Done-good thinking!

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    I had the same issue with sparco wheel I got at the dealer. The off set is not right. I had mine change the wheels! I would not use wheel spacers since they will void your warranty on premature bearing and other components
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    Quote Originally Posted by remusrm View Post
    I had the same issue with sparco wheel I got at the dealer. The off set is not right. I had mine change the wheels! I would not use wheel spacers since they will void your warranty on premature bearing and other components
    Thanks remusrm. I referenced this in the first post. It makes me wonder how many others have this problem. One dealership I visited while shopping for my Mirage had the Sparcos mounted on display in the showroom. It looked sharp.


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