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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel adapters???

Are 1inch wheel adapters a bad idea??? Got the wrong bolt size on the rims. Wheel 1inch wheel adapter conversions hurt my 62 4dr?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 07:01 AM
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Yes they are unless the adapter has a shoulder cut into it for the wheel to rest on. You can not rely upon wheel lugs to hold the car up. They are designed to hold wheels on not hold up the weight.

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Do u kno of any that are designed to do what u say? Or is that somethin I will have to cut myself?

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A true adapter will bolt to the hub, THEN the wheel will bolt to it.
They work fine as long as they are hubcentric. The 4x4 community uses them all the time and they are available on ebay.
A spacer goes inbetween the hub and wheel and are generally not safe.
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I totally agree with both of those guys.

These guys might have what you want. http://adaptitusa.com/about-us.aspx

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Yes they are unless the adapter has a shoulder cut into it for the wheel to rest on. You can not rely upon wheel lugs to hold the car up. They are designed to hold wheels on not hold up the weight.

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Adapters are made to hold the weight, spacers in the 1" range aren't a good idea.

Heavychevy, keep in mind that this will move your wheel out an inch and depending on how you want your car to sit, could cause major clearance issues.
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Thanks. Hub centric meaning its the same size as the original correct?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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If definitely will be going with the adapter if I have to not the spacers.

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