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Old 02-21-2011, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: Wheel spacers good idea?

THx for da the opinions, and my buddy at work has workd on cars for lik ten+yrs now.. I work at action auto parts(parts dealr), part time job, but since workn ther ive gotn really into my truk.. he saya that stuff off opinions tho, hes nv delt wit em...
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:13 PM
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I've been running my spacers since early december and have had absolutely no issues with them. Once I put 50 and 100 miles on them I took the wheels off and checked for lug tightness and they all were still tight. I have hit numerous potholes with them on at high speeds on the highway and have also had no problems. I have gone off road with them, nothing too extreme but some mud holes and some rocks, again I've had no issues. I can see why people might get the deterred by them but I really think that as long as you make sure their tight on the hub you should be fine and I will continue to check them once every few hundred miles because in the rare chance that they were to loosen, the time spent checking them would be much better than a possible accident in my opinion lol.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:36 PM
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The only thing im worried about for when i get them is if I will be able to tow with them? I plan on my truck being able to tow to its full capacity. I may only do spacers in the front because of it.
Has anybody towed with spacers before?
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:56 PM
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I also have towed with my spacers, I tow around my atv as well as my dads or a buddies, in all the trailer and two atvs would roughly weigh around 2600lbs so its not towing its full capacity of I think about 5,000lbs but it does fine with that weight and the spacers.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:03 PM
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Thats cool, most the time ill just be towing a 5x8 with a mower on that and another in the bed and more various lawn equipment.
Thanks man, I found the answer i needed, but what brand did you go with? I have no idea who to look for.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:20 PM
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To be honest I have no idea what brand they are, I got them as a gift, I know my parents just got them off ebay though... http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:06 AM
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YA I saw those, but I thought they then said no normal highway use, so idk?
Spacers add bearing loads and create premature bearing failure if bearings are not properly lubed and adjusted.

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HOw long hav u had spacers?my buddy at work tells me it takes only a decent pot hole and bang ur wheel snapd off
Cheap cast will break, find forged or billet.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:30 AM
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On a 'runner i'd say sure.

On anything else hell no. Makes the vehicle look goofy, sorta cheaper looking.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:29 AM
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k idk wat im gunna do ha. thx for da info
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:54 AM
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Go with the Spidertrax ones-they're like $100/pair-quality units. 30-day return policy-Put them on for a couple of weeks and if you don't like them, send them back. I had a set on mine and I loved the look. I sent them back because I couldn't deal with the increased turning circle and slightly rougher ride.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:24 PM
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kk thx for help
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: Wheel spacers good idea?

Make sure they are legal. cause some states they are a big no no. just sell the tires you have and buy new tires.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:05 PM
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I have a set of 4 with lugs for sale
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:51 PM
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I wouldnt run the spacers. Your going to get plenty of people that say they, or people they know, or that they read bad things happening because of spacers. Your also going to have plenty that say they have run them and have had no problems. In the end its your truck and up to you, but I wouldnt run them just dont really see a reason to unless to save money of not buying new rims for a wider look, but thats usually not the best route.
Also why are you wanting to run them? You didnt really specifiy why you wanted to run them in the original post.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: Wheel spacers good idea?

I am a very anal old fart and did my homework and here is what I found:

1. DO NOT LOCKTITE, this will prevent scheduled re-torquing of
wheels (use anti-seize).
2. USE ONLY FORGED OR BILLET SPACERS, the cast pieces of crap are
only good for paperweights.
3. The best case scenario is that the center of rim/tire assembly is
directly in line with mounting flange of axle/hub as to put equal load
on bearing assemblies.
4. Do scheduled wheel spacer re-torquing, i.e. when changing oil, re-
torque spacers.
5. Use the best synthetic disc brake grade (even if drum brakes, it is a
heat issue) grease you can find (Mobile 1 is available at Wal-Mart
and your local friendly auto parts chain store).

Remember, there are old race car drivers and there are bold race car drivers, but very few old and bold race car drivers, Think before you act, hindsight is 20/20 but stupidity lasts forever. Enjoy!!
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