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Question about installing Wheel Spacers

Instructions say to use "thread lock OEM wheels studs using Loc-Tight" to secure the bolt on to the rotor face.
If I ever wanted to remove the spacers, I'll have a bear of a time doing so.
Is it necessary to use the Loc-Tight?

I don't want the things flying apart on me, but I also don't want to use the force of Conan to get them apart (if I ever decide to do so).

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Not 100% necessary, but recommended. Also, probably covers their end as far as telling you to do it so it won't seem like a fault of their under failure. Note: Hadn't seen a wheel spacer failure yet and we use them all the time.(Spidertrax)
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O.k., Then let's say that in a year I want to take them off.
How hard is that going to be with the Loc-Tite gooped on there?
Pretty much impossible, right?

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A drop will do. It doesn't make them hard to remove. The key is to break them loose by hand.
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Use it, I did. I would rather have the peace of mind knowing I followed the directions and have to use a little extra muscle to get them off. They will not be impossible by any means to get off!

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o.k., this might seem like a stupid question but, would it be better to put the Loc-Tite on the ends of the bolts (if that would even make a difference), or should I go ahead and put a dab on the threads.
I completely agree with the peace-of-mind thing, just wondering it it would make things a bit easier down the road.

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Loctite blue isn't that strong, so it's not hard to remove. It just takes a bit of extra torque.

Just don't use the red because that's supposed to require heat to remove!

The green is interesting because you apply it after the nut/bolt is assembled but I've never tried it.

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o.k., this might seem like a stupid question but, would it be better to put the Loc-Tite on the ends of the bolts (if that would even make a difference), or should I go ahead and put a dab on the threads.
I completely agree with the peace-of-mind thing, just wondering it it would make things a bit easier down the road.
Put a drop on the threads.

Like MaJiK hat said use the blue 242 Medium Threadlocker (don't use the red).



Here's a good description of the differences and how it works:

http://www.epinions.com/review/Locti...t_465271361156

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Uuh guys, I know the Spidertrax ones come with red. It comes off fine.

And to the OP, it isnt welding them on. You can crack them with your OEM crowbar.

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Uuh guys, I know the Spidertrax ones come with red. It comes off fine.

And to the OP, it isnt welding them on. You can crack them with your OEM crowbar.
That's totally up to you. I'm sure when I use it on a threaded connection that I will be able to remove the 242 if needed.

Here's what the loctite website has to say about it. YMMV

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Loctite® Threadlocker Blue 242® is designed for the locking and sealing of threaded fasteners which require normal disassembly with standard hand tools. The product cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It protects threads from rust and corrosion and prevents loosening from shock and vibration. Loctite® Threadlocker Blue 242® is particularly suited for applications on less active substrates such as stainless steel and plated surfaces, where disassembly is required for servicing.
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Loctite® Threadlocker Red 271™ is designed for the permanent locking and sealing of threaded fasteners. The product cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It protects threads from rust and corrosion and prevents loosening from shock and vibration. It is only removable once cured by heating up parts to 500°F (260°C).
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/t_l...er-Red-271.htm

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Awesome.
It comes with the Red, but I'll pick up some of the 242 Medium Blue.
I really appreciate the feedback!

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Instructions say to use "thread lock OEM wheels studs using Loc-Tight" to secure the bolt on to the rotor face.
If I ever wanted to remove the spacers, I'll have a bear of a time doing so.
Is it necessary to use the Loc-Tight?

I don't want the things flying apart on me, but I also don't want to use the force of Conan to get them apart (if I ever decide to do so).
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Not 100% necessary, but recommended. Also, probably covers their end as far as telling you to do it so it won't seem like a fault of their under failure. Note: Hadn't seen a wheel spacer failure yet and we use them all the time.(Spidertrax)
Mine came apart doing 80 down the freeway. Use loc-tight. I didn't.








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But ya the red stuff comes off of threads too.

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But ya the red stuff comes off of threads too.
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I used locktite when i did my spidetrax install. Still came loose after 2 months. Cars started honking at me on expressway. Left rear tire was wobbling. the other 3 spacers I was able to get at least a half turn on all studs. Please check torque every few months when first install.
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