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wheel spacers / axle xtenders

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Jun 6, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,

    I know performance wheel sells these, but I've heard bad things about them... wondering if somebody has a better source for these...

    how much do you guys typically use??? thinking of going 1 1/2" on the rear.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  2. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    What bad things have you heard about them??
    I use them (Performance Wheels) for my 14bolt rear. I got the 1.5" spacers. So far so good.
    BUT, remember to tighten them to spec. I think you torque them to 115lb. Forgot. But, when I put them on, the axle was not under the truck yet, so I couldn't tighten them b/c the rotor kept spinning. Then when I put the axle under the truck, I forgot to tighten them, and drove for like 200 + miles.
    I noticed the truck was vibrating pretty bad. Then the light bulb came up and I remembered I didn't tighten them.
    Boy, I'm glad I checked them when I did, b/c both spacers were ready to fall out!!!!!!!!!! They were soooo freakin loose. You could wobble them with your hand and there was like 1/4" to 1/2" of play. SCARY!! So, I tightened them to spec, and so far so good. I'm going to recheck in about a week.
    But anyhow, what horror stories have you heard about Performance Wheels?
    Boss

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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    There was a post a while back that Bigbad82k5 posted about another company that sells spacers....

    Dont remember the link though.... Sorry.. Try Pm'n Bigbad82k5 (chad)

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  4. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Solo... check out these guys... I think I'm gonna call them for mine... just want to upgrade my alternator and a few other items before I shell out $150 or so on spacers...

    http://www.geocities.com/milnerlives_2000/blazer.htm
     
  5. DERBINATOR

    DERBINATOR 1/2 ton status

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    What are you looking for? I have a pair for 1/2 ton, (6 lug) if your interested. I used them for 2 or 3 years, 4 wheeling, mud drags and never had any problems. Then I went to a 14bolt ff.
     
  6. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I want to also get a set for the rear,but there is two things holding me back!

    1. the Price

    2. extra pressure on the axle bearings


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  7. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I went with the 1.5" in the rear, which fit perfect. I did retorque them two weeks later after steady driving and they did NEED it, but two weeks after that I checked them again and they were fine. I am going to check them once more due to the fact that I abused the whole truck last weekend and want to for piece of mind.

    If you didn't built it yourself, how can you call it yours.......?
     
  8. K10

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    How much do you wwant for your wheel spacers?

    nbissette@yahoo.com

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  9. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I'm gonna have to check there prices... see if they are high grade alum. or not...

    I'm not really worried about the pressure on my axles. if my 14B FF can't handle it I got bigger problems then that.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  10. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Do you still have the spacers? I want a pair...... How much?

    C'moe

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