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running wheel spacers in the rear on a Daily driver

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    What do you think of running spacers in the rear of a DD that often sees 80MPH on a daily basis for 45minutes at a time?
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    If they are properly installed, I see no reason to run them. Just my .02! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    np on my rig in the last 18 months or so since i got em. Every time I take my tyres off, I go to retorque the nuts and they never move. just click-click at me.

    j
     
  4. santana

    santana 1/2 ton status

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    I've been running 1.5" spacers for about 4 years, all around driving. No problemo /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Shawn runs a set on the back of the Potent Rodent. If they can stand up to his "rather spirited" driving style /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif then they should take just about anything that you can throw at them. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. morphed86k10

    morphed86k10 1/2 ton status

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    So "spirited" now includes wheelies eh?

    How is the Potent Rodent doing anyway? Last I heard the motor blew and Shawn was planning a new 540 buildup...
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The 540 parts are in his garage... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I haven't heard lately if it's actually being assembled yet. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I plan on running 1.5" spacers on both side in the rear of my K5 that will see pleanty of on road use. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I had some on my other truck and they must have been a crappy set because the studs were always braking and they were some special kind that I couldn't find anywhere, anyway it was a pain in the a$$. It kind off turned me away from the spacer/adapters thing, but i think if you get a good kind you shouldn't have any problems. I got mine with the truck so I couldn't even tell you which company to stay away from.
     

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