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hmm...difficult w/o actually doing the touchy feely thing. I'm assuming you didn't have any vibration @ speed with the stock rims? Also assuming the tires are new (no cupping, feathering) and bearings/ball joints are okay.
I see the spacers are hub-centric on your axles, but how are they on the wheel side? Tight? No play? Mounting surfaces completely clean? Can u check run-out with a gauge?
The other thing might be wheel balance. Not just normal balance, but also weighting towards the edge & towards the middle of the rim. Maybe the shear force from the spacer is amplifying a vibration you didn't notice before? Have u tried a high speed balance with the wheel/tire on the HL? Maybe see if u can find a good tire shop that's worked with spacers before..good luck...
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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
thanks to_fire,

Lots to think about. Answers to some of your questions:

I did drive a couple of times at highway and did not notice vibration.

No issues with tires....only 500 miles so to early to tell if other issues at play.

I would rather avoid balancing on-car because that means everytime I swap out tires or rotate, I have to dish out $45.

Have sent an email but no response yet, which in itself, is not exactly giving me a warm fuzzy feeling.

Cheers.
 

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if the spacer/wheel contact is a bit wobbly, you may be able to shim the space with some brass stock to tighten it up and see if it works...kinda labour intensive though...are u shure you're gonna rub without the spacers?
 

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I did notice that my tires were overinflated by the dealer (35 front, 34 back), so I reduced the inflation to 2 psi above recommended, ie. to 32. Made a huge difference. Now I can't feel it.
 
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