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wheel spacers (2 q's)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tecton, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. tecton

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    wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    firstly...who all here that runs them have you had any problems with them?

    and the second question...is aluminum the best metal for a spacer? why not steel or iron?
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    I'v been running mine for about a year and a half, no problems at all, no idea why they use aluminum /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    ive always thought alumi was an inferior metal..lighter and all, but weaker
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    considering that the doubler is made from the same stuff, 6061-T6, i dont worry about the strengh of it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    [ QUOTE ]
    We have also changed the material for our adapter housing. Our new units use a one piece billet 6061-T6 aluminum adapter housing instead of the multi piece welded steel unit of the past. This allows us to build a stronger housing and better keep up with demand.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hers the quote from ORDs site
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    makes sense, hehe

    thanks
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    got mine yesterday /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, put them on in morning.why did they make the rear shorter? weird. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    nothing wrong with aluminum, if it can go in high perf fighter jets etc etc its plenty strong for its weight. I think the word aluminum just conjures up thoughts of cans and foil so some peeps dont think its a strong material. For some applications there is no replacement (thats sanely priced) for good ol steel... but that doesnt mean AL cant be usefull elsewhere. I have spacers from perf and they work great, no probs at all.

    j
     
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    Re: wheel spacers (2 q\'s)

    I have been running 8-6 lug adapters (spacers) on my 14bff for about 6 months with no problems. I like the look of having the rear wheels lined up with the front. It would make a brake job a PITA - twice as many lug nuts.
     

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