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What wheel spacers do you recommend ? Wheel bolt question also.

I'm putting some newer wheels on my '84, I've had it for one month today and I really can't deal with the 14" stocks anymore, so basically they should be hub centric and probably from 6061 or billet.

Besides that what else do they need to be, I've seen prices from $30. ea to $65. ea., why such a variance in price. It's just a chunk of alum. put on a lathe and machined, correct.

My other question is about 14mm and 12mm lug bolts some people say you must have the correct ball seat to fit the 14mm rims and some say that since they're hub centric there's no need for that because the rim is already centered, so what's the real deal. Later.
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While it's true the hubcentric feature locates the wheel, the lug bolts still have to hold it on, and consequently they must match the wheel.

Anything made for folks with stars in their eyes and their head in the clouds will be expensive. This describes "spacers" for sure.

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