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Here's a spacer question: how big of a spacer can you run before it starts to get unsafe?

The spacer effectively increases the lever arm effect of the wheel/rim on the suspension, correct? So greater forces are imparted on the wheel bearings, suspension, etc. Those parts will wear out faster and potentially fail sooner. So, realizing that there's no right answer to this question, how much of a spacer can you run before it starts getting dangerous? I see spacers advertised from under an inch, up to about 3 inches (which obviously have wheel studs protruding from them). I'm ignoring the safety issue of having 5 lugs/nuts hidden from view once you've mounted a wheel over the thick spacers with integrated studs.
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