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wheel spacers worth the money?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chubbynova, Jan 8, 2006.

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wheel spacers worth the money?

  1. Never used wheel spacers

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  2. Used wheel spacers but would not buy again

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  3. Currently using wheel spacers and will continue too

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  1. chubbynova

    chubbynova Registered Member

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    i was just wondering from those that have used 1.5'' wheel spacers if they were worth the money. i read alot of the previous post on them and people say they help the truck "track better", what does this mean? also any problems breaking or excessive wear on 12 bolt parts? thanks
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    to me they are.

    it simply means that the front tires and rear tires tend to go in the same ruts, on top of the same rocks etc because the rear tires are the same distance apart as the front. Some people say 3" wouldnt make a difference... but having wheeled with both, I prefer to run spacers on my rig.

    first question you should have asked... I wouldn't spend money on new gear oil for a 12 bolt, let alone spacers...

    j
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I have them on a stock street rig with 10-bolts, largely for aesthetics ... the rear wheels just looked funny tucked in like that.

    Wouldn't do it on a 'wheeler, yet another thing to break. If you don't like the narrow thing, get a van 14BFF instead of a truck one.

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  4. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Would a van 14FF bolt right in to a 3/4 ton truck?I wouldn't mind widening my track a little, and my 14ff leaks like a stuck pig anyway.
    thanks,
    James
     
  5. lamberthkp

    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    iv been thinking about buying soom but always to busy buying other crap to get them.
     
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    I second this opinion. Ordinary driving should not be a problem, but one of mine broke 34 miles into a national forest. From a wheeling standpoint, I dont really think they are worth it. The advantages do not outweigh the potential disadvantages, in my opinion...
     
  7. jekbrown

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    how did the spacer break? The ones I have are stronger than my rims and the nuts have never even come 1 ft/lb loose. Not saying it didn't happen to you, I'd just like to hear more details...

    j
     
  8. goldwing2000

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    You have to move the spring perches.
     

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