Originally Posted by BIG HORNS
Hey Eryk, wheel spacers or adapters can be a dangerous comprimise on a performance rig. Whether its big mud tires or stickies at the track, spacers or adapters put a lot of extra strain on the wheels studs/bolts. Avoid them if you can, and if you must, use high grade aftermarket studs with matching nuts. Hope this helps, take care, Jim G
I agree with the part where you say to use high grade aftermarket studs to match, but another option is to use spacers with high grade studs pressed in. All the pressure placed on the factory studs as at the hub and will not act any different than a low offset wheel.
Spacers are not bad if used properly.
O.P I am not sure of what spacers you are refering to that crack like crazy, but any quality spacer is made of forged 6061 billet aluminum that won't crack. Are you refering to some cheap cast spacer from pep boys?