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Old 02-16-2005, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Strongest 8 lug wheel spacers?

I searched, Who has the strongest 8 on 6.5 spacers? Im puttin a ford D60 in my dodge and its not as wide, has anyone ever seen or heard of them breaking or coming loose all the time? I have a heavy ass diesel.
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Is the idea to be as wide, if not wider than the rear? Or is it just to measure up to the former axle?

I say save the money on said spacers, and just get some different offset wheels. That would be cheaper and safer.
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Old 02-16-2005, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It needs to be as wide as the rear. I was thinking about different offset wheels, but when I wanted to rotate them, I would have to pull the tires off the rims and switch them, I will do that if I have to, but it sounds like a pita to me
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What is the difference in width? It cant be more than maybe an inch per side.

I say just fawkin run it....at that width, no one will even be able to tell but you.

Think about it....it will be like a lifted porsche 911.

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Old 02-16-2005, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well the way it is now my tires rub on the control arms at full turn, and I can't imagine how much more they will rub if they are an inch farther in.
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I've got 1.5" aluminum spacers from performancewheel.com. I have them on my 9,176 lb. Crewcab diesel and 49" Iroks. I have put just over 1,000 miles on them and recently rotated tires...checked the torque again, and all's well. They told me it couldn't (shouldn't) be done, but I have yet to have any problems with them.

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wow, thats reassuring. do you go offroading alot or tow anything? Mine would only need 1 inch spacers I think
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I run 1.25" spacers on my 14 bolt so it's the same width as my front 60. No problems so far after 1.5 years almost.
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i run 1.25" spacers from performance wheel on my narroed front 60 and i have had no issues. do like the directions say and install them, drive it, then retorque them. mine were a tad loose when i checked them after that initial drive and i retorqued them as recomended. i have never had them loosen up again and i have been very pleased with them.
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I have been running the 2" spacers on mine that M.O.R.E gets and have not had them come loose in 3 years but I use mine offroad only
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Spacers scare the s#!t out of me. Ever seen your rear tire pass you on the freeway at 70. I have and the tire can be hard to find. How about dully front hubs. I have a set if you want to trade.
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I have 2 inch spacers on my trailer queen with stock back spaced hummer wheels. 42 inch tires on full width d70's. My rig weighs about 4000 pounds and is only used for rock crawling. I went to pull my wheels off and just about every one of my lugs were bent. I checked the torque on the spacer nuts and they were fine, none of the wheel lugs were loose. Now I'm going to get my rims re-centered and I'm throwing the spacers away. I'd say to forget the spacers if you can.
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I have 2 inch spacers on my trailer queen with stock back spaced hummer wheels. 42 inch tires on full width d70's. My rig weighs about 4000 pounds and is only used for rock crawling. I went to pull my wheels off and just about every one of my lugs were bent. I checked the torque on the spacer nuts and they were fine, none of the wheel lugs were loose. Now I'm going to get my rims re-centered and I'm throwing the spacers away. I'd say to forget the spacers if you can.
which lugs? the ones on your spacers or the ones on your hubs?
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Old 02-18-2005, 04:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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http://www.truckn-store.com/product_list.asp?id=1346
AIM Idustries .. they have all kind of wheel spaceers dont know if they have what you need but you can take a look
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I run performance wheel spacers (1.5" 9/16 lugs) as well on 42's. I pulled them once to check the lug tightness and everything was all good. A quality product IMO.
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any broken spacers yet from performance wheel or aim?
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i run wheeladapter.com hell make them however you want them, i run hubcentric with the new (03+) fine thread factory ford studs

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wheeladapter.com makes some good shit I've been in his shop in canoga park. Let me tell you WOW. He's got so many types of adapter it's not even funny. I watched him cat a piece of like 10" barstock then machine it all in to an adapter it was pretty cool. I am actually ordering a set of adapters to run my hummer wheels on SRW axle
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WOW!

I have to bring this back from the past. I've been looking at wheel spacers in the past two days, wondering what are my options and whats the best solution.

I just sent a request for a quote to Fred Goeske at wheeladapter.com, about 30 minutes ago.

I just got a phone call from him! ON A SUNDAY. He's an old man, 72 and has been racing all his life. We chatted a bit, then he got to my request. His adapters are all billet steel, makes them from 1.5"-2" and they come with all the hardware. I need an 8 lug pair for my 60. I quote him "This isn't chinese crap, nor is it ebay crap" "I" make these in house, im old and I have to have something to do and if I'm going to do something, I will make it the best product.

from his customer service, to hearing him explain what he does to these adapters...and the fact that he said these pieces can be built today and can be shipped out tomorrow, I was amazed.

just wanted to share, and if you're stuck to having to get a wheel spacer/adapter...call him/email him and get a quote.
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I run 1.5 inch spacers up front and beat the ever living hell out of my truck including frequent flier miles,

Ive checked them and checked them and never a problem, truck is a 07 2500hd on 41's


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I've heard bad stuff about AIM Industries.
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yep, they are like usa6x6 but still in business
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3rd i have never herd any thing good about AIM, even the lowered guys dont like the stuff.
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WOW!

I have to bring this back from the past. I've been looking at wheel spacers in the past two days, wondering what are my options and whats the best solution.

I just sent a request for a quote to Fred Goeske at wheeladapter.com, about 30 minutes ago.

I just got a phone call from him! ON A SUNDAY. He's an old man, 72 and has been racing all his life. We chatted a bit, then he got to my request. His adapters are all billet steel, makes them from 1.5"-2" and they come with all the hardware. I need an 8 lug pair for my 60. I quote him "This isn't chinese crap, nor is it ebay crap" "I" make these in house, im old and I have to have something to do and if I'm going to do something, I will make it the best product.

from his customer service, to hearing him explain what he does to these adapters...and the fact that he said these pieces can be built today and can be shipped out tomorrow, I was amazed.

just wanted to share, and if you're stuck to having to get a wheel spacer/adapter...call him/email him and get a quote.
Did he give you a price? DO you have the link or phone number? Im looking for some to make my 14blt the same width as my front 60
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yep, they are like usa6x6 but still in business
what do you want to know about aim, my friend is the head fabricator, and over the last two years ive got a pretty good feel for the place and how it works,



easy rundown on it,


owner joe has a neat business and can undercut the otherguys, he waste alot of money, ties up alot of peoples hands behind their backs and makes unrealistic promises all while defending the hell out of his bad choices.

He by himself, is the problem with that business, period. I went to sema this year and was around to help with the two projects that went. It was simply day to day drama from him and his mind changes. As for his workers, the ones i know are amazing people, friends and fabricators. the rest are underpayed, threatened to be fired non stop and I imagine their work or service over time reflect that.

They do bring some different, innovative and affordable products out however.


for the record.. my wheel spacers are from AIM, and have been well tested

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