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|Seeing that as a probability using the wrong lug nuts.., sure.
But if an individual has the existing stock acorn nuts, being not only are the spacers beveled/chamfered to be lug centric, perhaps maybe not so much on the Chinese cheaper so much, but quality parts. The first lug drawn down should center the spacer enough so that buy the time you get the 2nd lug drawn fown, without tightening mind you, that spacer SHOULD be exactly where it is designed to be and the rest of which shouldn't be any more difficult than putting an initial wheel back on at all.
In any other case, it would not be the spacer so much at fault as the installer at that point in the sense of errors of poor installation. Same argument as would apply to 2A arguments, it's not the gun that kills on its own, it's the individual behind the gun at fault. To which also would fall on poor training or know how (or not if you will).
You yourself say the same thing.. to paraphrase, people didn't give enough care. In my book, if someone shouldn't be working on their own car, doesn't put a wheel back on right, and it comes loose or off and they go off the road and an embankment or into a grove of trees off of a 200 ft drop.... removal of the warning labels unnecessary, Darwin award runner up.
So in the argument of spacers being unreliable, dangerous, or too wide, etc... it's not the spacer, it's the installation of it which has been my validation of the entire thread. Outside of ridiculousness, I'd bet you could put 6" wide spacers on them wheels and never see an issue outside of being laughed at, or asked where at in the Barrio you from ?
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