Originally Posted by Houstonredrider
If by spacer you mean the ring that uses very long lugs, I think that 1.5" is pushing them a little bit too far.
By spacer I mean the flat discs which don't have captive studs. I don't believe I'd need those open ended or long lug nuts.
Originally Posted by carringb
I don't have any experience with BORA. I bought from Fred @ wheeladapter.com
I recall this name from here before-----Fred'll be one of my contacts for sure.
Originally Posted by ShuttlePilot
I must confess that I wish I was installing a full float axle in my SMB. I have used wheel adapters(captive lug bolts in adapter), not spacers (single set of longer lug bolts), for different reasons on several vehicles and have never had a failure. However, if I was going through all the work and money to replace my rear axle, elimination of the need for wheel spacers would be a requirement of the project. It just seems like a step backward to me.
I need a spacer or adapter only to allow use of the factory dog dish wheel covers. There's no need or desire to modify track width etc for any other reason. I've had no luck locating another type of factory cover that looks the same but will fit over the full float axle ends.
Measuring the thickness of the spacer I'd need comes out to 3/4" inch, half of what I was guessing I'd need. My "test" was simply installing two unused lug nuts over the wheel studs and snugging them up against the rotor. I installed a factory wheel and tightened two lug nuts against those already installed. The desired dog dish wheel cover fit perfectly.
I'm including a few photos of this "test" and hope you'll reply with the typical sage and learned advice.
Photo 1 showing "spacer" (lug nut) installed against rotor:
Photo 2 showing stud length with "spacer" installed and factory 16" steel wheel installed:
Photo 3 showing lug nut installed (not yet torqued) over above "test" set up.
With this arrangement would I need adapters with captive studs or plain flat spacers?
BTW if I will use the hub-centric option if/when available for whichever choice I make.