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Who makes the strongest , cheapest wheel spacers for toy 6 bolt????
Wouldnt mind shootin my tires out a bit more. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I have 1.5 inch spacers on the front of mine. The problem I have found now is that the tire, when turned all the way to one side or the other, wants to hit the wheel well again. This is due to the fact that when the tire is turned, the tire is 1.5 inches closer to the wheel well. The spacer has increase the arc the wheel turns on. If the axle were wider. the arc would be the same and I would not have the problem. The spacer does not duplicate a wider axle exactly.

The point of this is, I am about ready to get rid of my spacers because I have cut as much out of my wheel well that I want to. They are 1.5 inches each for a total of 3 inches. If I do sell them, I'll want $130.00.
 

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i went to allpro for my front spacers. they only sell the .75". they are the kind you replace youir wheel studs with longer ones. for the rears i went with 1.25" spacers from performancewheel.com they sell the kind that just bolt onto your original wheel studs. they were $55 each! i think the 1.5" were $65. also i think aor4x4.com also sells some. theirs are the ones i wanted but they hadn't got them in when i bought mine. i think they're made of stee. instead of aluminum.
 

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Thanks for the input. I like the idea of having longer wheel studs, better than the other model,
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There is a guy named Mike out here Kev that makes them.I can't remember what the cost is but he does nice work.If your interested I can get his number for you.I have seen his work doing an SAS conversion and it was really nice.He also makes one piece hysteer set ups as well.
 

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Originally posted by rob:
<STRONG>There is a guy named Mike out here Kev that makes them.I can't remember what the cost is but he does nice work.If your interested I can get his number for you.I have seen his work doing an SAS conversion and it was really nice.He also makes one piece hysteer set ups as well.</STRONG>
Hey Rob, if you could PM me or post this guys info, I'd appreciate it. Thanks Chris
 

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I found a guy named Fred on the internet (http://www.wheeladapter.com/)that used to race drag cars. Now he makes adapter/spacers for dragsters. I figure if his product will hold up to drag cars then they should hold up to rock crawling. They are 1.5 inches and I have been happy with them. Fred will go out of his way to work with you too. I liked that. The cost for 1.5 is $75 each which includes studs and lug nuts. This is the bolt on version, not the longer stud. Longer studs usually mean easier to break.
 

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<FONT COLOR="Red"> Frankly, I don't like spacers... For the price the spacers cost, you could nearly buy a whole set of new steel wheels with the offset you want. Then turn around and sell your old wheels for cheap to make up the dif...

It's a little more work for no more money (in the long run) and a WAY better solution than spacers.

The only reason (IMHO) to run spacers, is if you already have an investment in some expensive custom rims you you want to keep (but will soon trash out IF you wheel it).
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Originally posted by Clifton:
<STRONG>Check this site out http://www.performancewheel.com/adapters.html

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That is the place to go....those things are strong as hell. They are the ones that most of the guys I know are running. One guy has been running his spacers for 2 years and no problems.

Plus changing out Studs SUCKS!!!!

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Originally posted by Slick:
<STRONG><FONT COLOR="Red"> Frankly, I don't like spacers... For the price the spacers cost, you could nearly buy a whole set of new steel wheels with the offset you want. Then turn around and sell your old wheels for cheap to make up the dif...

It's a little more work for no more money (in the long run) and a WAY better solution than spacers.

The only reason (IMHO) to run spacers, is if you already have an investment in some expensive custom rims you you want to keep (but will soon trash out IF you wheel it).
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Hey Slick what BS should I consider. My aluminum wheels are thrashed, and will be going with steel once my SAS is completed. I like the idea of no spacers too now that you mentioned it. I have 10" wheels now with 3.75" BS, but would get 8"ers with say 2.5-3" of BS? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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2.5-3" sounds okay to me-I run 33x12.5 mud TA's on 15x8 american black mods,but too much backspacing-3n5/8s.they were fine w/11.5 tires,but rub springs now at full turn...Corey.
 

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Just curious Do you then carry two spares with different offsets?I mean all you want to do is get the front as wide as the back so you would leave the existing BS on the rear.Even with the spacers it's not as wide but it is at least closer.
Chris I will get that info for ya I just have to go back to work and talk to my buddy.I may go by there later today and try and post. <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by LCKD4RNR:
<STRONG> I have 10" wheels now with 3.75" BS, but would get 8"ers with say 2.5-3" of BS? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
<FONT COLOR="Red"> I run 10's w/3.75" BS and there's not much clearance for wheel weights (but they do clear). I think 2.5-3" BS sounds about perfect..

A lot of tire shops will mount up a tire and rim to check fit when you're dropping cash on a new set of tire & wheels. Just ask!!
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I haven't forgotten guys just need to get the number off the guy at work and I haven't asked him yet.Others on this board have had stuff done by him.
 

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Still haven't forgotten just chaotic changing buildings right now.Moving from a 11 bay to 15 bay shop with over twice the sq footage.It's a brand new building and we are supposed to open tomorrow and my 18000lb hoist isn't even in to work with.Hell the paint is still wet.
 
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