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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel spacers - biggest without bearing damage?

What would the biggest wheel spacers be that I could put on my 04 fxt without damaging bearings?

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@Mark van Zyl quick answer... any wheel offset, less then the factory +48 offset, will stress the wheel bearing. Most members feel the factory wheel bearing are "soft", as they fail at the factory wheel offset!

As to offset...
A smaller offset number moves the wheels outward, toward the fender. A larger offset number moves the wheels inward, toward the suspension.

With that said, I'm running +42 offset wheels & my son is running +40 offset wheels on his '03 X. We expect that the wheel bearing will eventually fail, but this is the look... stance we want.

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So that being said, is there an aftermarket wheel bearing that is stronger than the oem unit to run more aggressive offset wheels?
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@Kerby take a look at this post in another thread.

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['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno stock Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
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