Originally Posted by ChicagoS6
Question for any of you guys about "SPACERS"... is there ANY negative for using spacers when installing a set of winter tires? It doesnt affect performance or nothing right? Just helps tire fit better?
1) They move the wheel outward, which affects:
a) suspension geometry
b) body clearance
2) They provide an arguably weaker connection between the wheel and hub as you have 3 pieces bolted together vs just 2. Using correspondingly longer bolts might improve this slightly.
With all that said, *LOTS* of people run spacers without issue - #1b (body clearance) is what most cite as an issue if anything. It's not something I'd personally choose, but I'm decidedly **** about such things