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Old 07-12-2017, 03:09 PM
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I got a pair of wheel spacers from Bora to even out the back. They are 1.5" thick. I heard these are a reputable brand to go with spacers and considering all the mixed feelings about spacers and horror stories, I decided to stick with a reputable brand.

Now upon receiving them today... I noticed something that really bothered me. Look at how close the lug hole is to the end of the spacer. Now I know thats not all the way through, and the inner diameter cutout is about .25" in, but theres only 1.5mm of space between the end of the spacer and the hole.

I called up Lenny at Bora and he understood how I would feel uncomfortable with that but assured me that its 100% safe and its been tested. He states that there is no load on there. And he's possibly right but I felt like they could have made the spacer thicker to given an extra bit of material between the cut out. He said those are a 6" spacer and he would make a 6 1/2" spacer to give me a 1/4" between the lug hole.

What do you guys think? Am I being paranoid?


 
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:03 PM
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wouldnt worry, there`s no load there
 
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:06 PM
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I will say mine have much more material on them but I'm sure they are fine.
 
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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Yeah that area is not load bearing (not to keep saying that lol). It's the bottom of that whole where the lug nut actually seats down into that holds on. They could mill that thin wall completely out and it wouldn't cause issues.

I've ran spacers on both my 04 Blazer and my 06 Tacoma and never had any issues I hear people scared of having. The craziest thing it ever did to me was cause alignment issues in the front with my Tacoma IFS, but that's just the nature of the beast I guess when you run meaty tires with offset wheels AND spacers on IFS :P

Two brands I've heard are top notch build quality, your Bora spacers, and Spidertrax which is what I ran on my Tacoma. Not sure what Bora's are priced at, my Spidertrax ran me $200 for the set...

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On the Blazer however, not going to lie, eBay special, think I paid $30 for the pair, just made sure they were hub centric. I only have them in the rear, for the same reason, to make the track width match the front. Despite the cheap price, they have yet to give me any issues, and I've been running them 3+ years now, offroad abuse, around town, highway 100+ mph, and she's my DD, they haven't given me a reason yet to be concerned about them.

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Old 07-13-2017, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by blazen_red_4x4 View Post
Not sure what Bora's are priced at, my Spidertrax ran me $200 for the set...
They were 57.50 each from Bora. I'm in Canada. So the conversion rate puts them 73.00. That can get pretty price. Plus customs ended up being 20.00 for two spacers. So in reality, 83.00 each spacer and I'm not counting shipping.

You would think for that price they would be a bit thicker and beefier. I did just install them to test fit. The hub has space for a 6 3/4" spacer easily in the back.
 
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