P500 Wheel spacer question

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Are offset rims easier on wheel bearings than spacers? I'm thinking of 1" spacers or rims with a +3 offset for the rear. I realize spacers would be less expensive.
 
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Are offset rims easier on wheel bearings than spacers? I'm thinking of 1" spacers or rims with a +3 offset for the rear. I realize spacers would be less expensive.
Likely less overall rotational mass so probably a little better but the actual leverage factor (all things being equal in overall width) is the same.

My uneducated opinion but I’m curious to see what peeps smarter than I have to say.

For sure making sure lugnuts and spacer nuts are tight helps prevent issues on the trail. Nomojic
 
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Are offset rims easier on wheel bearings than spacers? I'm thinking of 1" spacers or rims with a +3 offset for the rear. I realize spacers would be less expensive.
I would think the difference in offset wheels vs a spacer would be negligible as far as bearing load. If you use spacers I would recommend @RB3offroad and use loc-tIte on the spacer retaining nuts and a torque wrench.
 
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Pfffft. All this talk about checking lugnuts, using loctite, and quality spacers is overrated 🤣

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Actually I did check lugnuts and used loctite. I think the problem was crappy spacers. 🤦‍♂️ I've now upgraded to @RB3offroad spacers 👍
 
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Pfffft. All this talk about checking lugnuts, using loctite, and quality spacers is overrated 🤣

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Actually I did check lugnuts and used loctite. I think the problem was crappy spacers. 🤦‍♂️ I've now upgraded to @RB3offroad spacers 👍
It was this exact moment... Wobbles was born.
 
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How to Keep your Nuts --Exposed & Tight -- using Spacers.

4on110 to 4on137 -- 1inch Spacers -- ( Can Am Beadlock wheels )

Can Am guys always doing upgrades pickup these for $200/300 set of 4 on facebook -- Craigslist .

Pictures are on 2022--P520 -- ITP 27X12's XTP Tires
54/54-1/2 Wide
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