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I'll dissent and call the spacer still a good idea. The hub bearings aren't great, but not so poor as to be called marginal, I believe.
While they may be marginal for the heavier, more severe duty RT or GS (still very few failures there), they're not too close to the edge for the lighter, generally-less-pounded S model. And the shim amount is small enough that leverage is not greatly increased.
If you have the wherewithawl, mechanically (machinst like Bob)
it's not a bad move. I've never bothered, as it doesn't really bug me. But if you're struggling, it's a safe and judicious mod.
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