I can only offer my experience with spacers and it has been minimal on cars/trucks. I had 1/2" spacers on my 05 Silverado using stock wheels. I had to install longer studs to compensate for the spacers but never had a problem with my bearings or any other failure for that matter. I ran the spacers for 20-30K miles and not once did the lug nuts come loose. Im also running a 2mm spacer on my wifes Camry with stock studs and havent had a problem. I did use 2.5" spacers on an ATV and they created tons of problems with my axle nuts and lug nuts coming loose. Id say stick with the hub centric, own studs type and you will be fine. Just keep an eye on them for the first couple K miles and retighten if needed.
For safety reasons I wanted to use tire chains on the rear of my '01 AWD RX300 so I had to add wheel spacers, added them all around and upgraded to 17X8 wheels and +1 tires. 75,000 miles and no indication of a problem. Used the ones with their own studs.
Got another favor to ask. Need to know the length of the exposed stud when the wheel is off (ie. from hub surface to tip of stud). I'm guessing about 1 " so, but need to know exact length, down to the mm or 1/16". If anyone has their wheels off and can measure, it would be sincerely appreciated.
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