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I picked up these wheel spacers based on price while thinking "Hey, T6 Aluminum is T6 Aluminum. And how can they screw up pressing a lug bolt into a block of aluminum?"

Well... I was wrong. While driving home today, I noticed a vibration while turning left. A pretty strong one. I was close to home, so I slowed down and limped home. Did a quick look-around at the Jeep and found 3 LUGS had sheered off on the rear passenger side!!!


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Wow. Be thankful you were not at highway speeds. Would not have been good.
 

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it looks like the company short cutted in using cheaper metal for studs or by any chance the lug nut was over torqued.
 

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I picked up these wheel spacers based on price while thinking "Hey, T6 Aluminum is T6 Aluminum. And how can they screw up pressing a lug bolt into a block of aluminum?"

Well... I was wrong. While driving home today, I noticed a vibration while turning left. A pretty strong one. I was close to home, so I slowed down and limped home. Did a quick look-around at the Jeep and found 3 LUGS had sheered off on the rear passenger side!!!


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Damn, that sucks!

Glad you're OK and that your wheel didn't come off while you were driving!

Please post the name/brand of these wheel spacers so people can stay away from them.
 
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"Richeer" was the brand name. Found on Amazon - no longer for sale. I'm assuming they're cheap Chinese junk that they sell under multiple names.
 

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I picked up these wheel spacers based on price while thinking "Hey, T6 Aluminum is T6 Aluminum. And how can they screw up pressing a lug bolt into a block of aluminum?"

Well... I was wrong. While driving home today, I noticed a vibration while turning left. A pretty strong one. I was close to home, so I slowed down and limped home. Did a quick look-around at the Jeep and found 3 LUGS had sheered off on the rear passenger side!!!


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Can I ask what was your spacers brand?
 

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I'd just avoid spacers altogether

And like someone else said, avoid anything cheap.
 
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Scary stuff and hopefully a lesson learned. Glad this one has a happy ending.
 

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"Richeer" was the brand name. Found on Amazon - no longer for sale. I'm assuming they're cheap Chinese junk that they sell under multiple names.
I use Amazon a lot and am a fan but I’ve noticed you have to beware of some of their stuff. If it says “Amazon’s Choice” then it’s probably something they got or get real cheap from a Chinese wholesaler.
I was annoyed in March when I ordered “Amazon’s Choice” cloth style masks. I received an email saying they were held up in customs. Then when they get here the packaging is in Chinese, they have a little patch on them that say “weehan” which for me is too close to Wuhan (where this crap started). Ugh!
 

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I am guessing folks run this to prevent rubbing of the tire and wheel well? I used the Spider Trax on the TJ not for spacing but to change the bolt patter to fit a JK Recon / JL wheel that I really liked. Not had any issues.
 
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