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HMMWV wheels and 2" spacers installed (PICS)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I got the spacers in from Off Road Overstock the other day and after cutting the run flats off of the beadlocks and removing all the old wheel weights I finally have them installed......at least on the front.

    I had to have 2 new spacers sent for the rear end since there was an issue with the studs pressed in the spacers. I called and they sent out a new set with return shipping paid for on the first set.

    I used 2000 .20G airsoft BB's to balance the tires and it worked great. Even with biased tires the truck rides smoother than it ever has.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Here is a pic of the spacers installed.

    Also pics of the before and after width of the truck. I did not loose as much width as I thought I would. It actually looks better to me.
     
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    Nice I just need to find me 5 of them that I dont have to pay an arm and a leg to ship:doah:. More pics More pics:D.

    Ira
     
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    looks good.
    hijack: is there a way to add those bb's to a set of tires without breaking the beads?
     
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    Tell me a bit about these bb's. I just installed 39x18 mickey's on my rig and nobody in town has a balancer that can take a tire that wide.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Ira did all the math a while ago.

    All I know is that 2000 of them make my truck ride great. Before this I have not had a set of tires balanced in years. Having a smooth ride is a real luxery to me.
     
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    That is all the pics I have for now. I couldn't get the rears installed since the spacers were not going to work...
     
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    They are airsoft pellets and they can be purchased many places. Those are the High Density pellets they weigh .2 grams each. 2000 of the works out to aboot 14 oz and should be good for a 38. I purchased mine at Wal mart for aboot $5 a bottle (which is 2000 of them). The only way to get them in the tire is to pop a bead they are just a little too big to fit through the valve stem with the core removed. They work on the same principle as Equal powder, golf balls, etc....


    Ira
     
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    I will have to take a pic to explain it I think but I will try....

    On two of the spacers there is a portion of the studs that is not threaded. At first it looked to not be an issue but when I mocked it up to a few of the HMMWV wheels I found out that the lug nuts would run out of thread about .020 before the lugs even contacted the rim center let alone torqued them correctly.

    If you don't understand that I will take a pic.
     
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    Sounds like the relief where the stud is pressed in was machined to deep therefore letting the shoulder of the lug come through and not let the nut seat. Am getting it right?

    Ira
     
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    You are on the right track but not correct. All 4 spacers are machined to the same depth but two of the spacers use a different stud that is longer by about .250 and not a "tap" bolt design....that is not completely threaded.
     
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    Ya I need a picture. I R a Mukanik u no:D. Wasnt this a Christmas present? You need to take them off and put them under the tree for 12 more days:haha:

    Ira
     
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    Hell no. I need to egt the truck ready for the drive to Mississippi on 05JAN07.

    No time to waste. I will see what I can do for a picture.
     
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    That will be a fun drive with 1:1:haha:. Gonna have a chance to get the Hydro on my rig?:o

    Ira
     
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    Looking at the calandar.
     
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    What axles and hubs are you using?

    I am debating the cost of re-centering vs spacers/hubs on the M1028.
     
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    He is running SRW Dana 60 and 14FF.

    Ira
     
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    cool, Now I have a question on the spacers....

    What are they made of and where did you get them?

    Thanks.
     
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    I used the airsoft bb's in my used 37's and can ride 80mph all day down the interstate with no vibration. I was also trying to figure out if you could tie fishing line to the valve stem, push it through, put the bb's in, pull it back up, and pull it through with pliers or whatever? Just a thought...

    P.S. Just curious, what are you heading to MS for? That's quite a haul.
     

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