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      03-29-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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spacers on car making possible wheel vibrate

would 10mm in the fron and 15mm in the rear knock off balance and make the wheel and car shake? its rough around 60mph and annoying at 40 and 80mph

any help i didnt have so much shake before the spacers but i honestly do not know and some wheel balance places wont touch my car because of the spacers

the spacers are bms btw
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      03-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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would 10mm in the fron and 15mm in the rear knock off balance and make the wheel and car shake? its rough around 60mph and annoying at 40 and 80mph

any help i didnt have so much shake before the spacers but i honestly do not know and some wheel balance places wont touch my car because of the spacers

the spacers are bms btw
The only way I see that happening is if your spacers aren't hub centric . I run the bms 15 mm spacers out back and have no issues. Maybe one of your wheels is damaged or out of balance?
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you can take them off and check if a piece of dirt or Rust got stuck in between the spacer in the hub or if the tires just need to be balanced
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Make sure your wheels are torqued down properly as well. Very easy to overlook the obvious.
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Took spacer off car runs like a dream...........stupid rotors are warped though also :facepalm:
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When installing spacers be sure to:

A) Ensure the hub size is the same, if not invest in a set of hub rings to MAKE them fit
B) Clean the spacer and the hub, any bits of rust of dirt can't be in them. Any of this can cause the hub to not be perfectly aligned and cause vibrations
C)Be sure to torque down your wheels in a star pattern, if you don't know what that is google it. I always take ~3 steps in tightening mine down, prgressivelt tighter each time.

If you do these 3 things you should be able to get rid of any steerig wheel wobble or vibrations from the rear caused by spacers of any size.
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Spacers are bad news, period!
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I had the same issue...come to find out that there were these thin plastic "spacers that go between the hub and the spacers themselves. When I put on my winter wheels the car vibrated when I hit 40-60mph. If your spacers came with those plastic spacers...put them on and it should stop the vibrations.
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