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davericher20
04-30-2012, 11:25 AM
Spacers have been on my car since the dawn of time.....got new wheels with a different offset so they now need to come off......but they won't.

Anyone have this happen to them and have a success story? but without replacing the rotors?

Thanks

InfiniteDice
04-30-2012, 11:42 AM
Hit it with a rubber mallet, or a bit of hard wood and a hammer. Perhaps heat them a bit.

T.Dot_E30
04-30-2012, 11:57 AM
Soak it with penetrating oil and if it doesn't budge go at it with a chisel and hammer, will cause some damage to it thou.

Use some Anti-Seize next time.

Bullet Ride
04-30-2012, 12:07 PM
Bust out the chisel Dave.

5style
04-30-2012, 12:24 PM
chisel, and what Trevor said.

defaultName
04-30-2012, 12:35 PM
Sledge hammer.

///M_AMAZIN
04-30-2012, 01:33 PM
Cut the new rim to adjust to the spacers

propr'one
04-30-2012, 01:47 PM
heat and a box cutter

Jim .E.
04-30-2012, 02:51 PM
brake cleaner, very thin chisel and rubber mallet ;)

//Mik3
05-05-2012, 02:37 AM
Remove the rotor and you can punch at the spacer through the holes.

defaultName
05-05-2012, 06:29 AM
Remove the rotor and you can punch at the spacer through the holes.

The spacer would be covering the rotor set screw so it wouldn't be possible to remove the rotor without first removing the spacer.

E36is
05-05-2012, 09:44 AM
+1 on propane torch, since spacers are usually aluminum, that will heat up and expand faster than the rotor metal then use your desired tool to slide the spacer off.

Axxe
05-05-2012, 09:54 AM
The spacer doesn't stick to the rotor, it sticks to the hub.

davericher20
05-05-2012, 10:49 AM
I got them off, chisel and hammer with some flatheads. I took a torch to it as well.

El Gato Liso
05-05-2012, 06:53 PM
jackhammer

North
05-05-2012, 09:28 PM
recip saw.

davericher20
05-05-2012, 09:56 PM
Sawzall

defaultName
05-06-2012, 07:23 AM
Dy-no-mite ! ! !