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would this be stupid?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fright89, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. fright89

    fright89 1/2 ton status

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    got some used rims the other day. The front ones just barley rub the ends of the tie rod. So your first thaught is to stick some washers behind the rim. looks like i need like just an 1/8th of an inch. but i know this is not a good idea.Any other way to go. or is using some washers to get the 1/8th inch ok? got the rims and tires used for short$$ i would like to keep them. any help thanks.
     
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    I wouldn't do the washer thing but you can buy wheel spacers.
     
  3. fright89

    fright89 1/2 ton status

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    looks like the smallist spacer is one inch. dont really need that much. then i would defanatly have to get the inch and a half for the back. More $$$
     
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    The wheel spacers are cheap.
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen 1" wheel spacers. I use to have a camaro the had 5/16" wheel spacers in it. and an S-10 that 1/8" wheel spacers on it. Check autozone
     
  6. fright89

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    blew the kids mind down at autozone. What are wheel spacers for? I was looking at the spacers in the Product Reviews section when i saw the 1 inch ones. but if you think i can get some smaller ones that would be cool. i will look around. thanks
     
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    circle track supply stores would probably have them. maybe not in the lug pattern you need, though...
     
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    i dunno maybe you would have to get osome one inch ones and then cut some of?
     
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    My new truck had som rims that rubbed .. They took of the rims 1-2 mm and no moore rubbing.. Cant even se it on the rims.. Maybe that could work for you ?
     
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    Are you sure your tierod ends arent worn out. The pass. side rubbed when I put my wheels on. I replaced the tierod end and no more rubbing. Just a thought.
     
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    I second the circle track idea. We use them to set our trackwidth and weight distrubution. They come in 1/16 increments, IIRC. Should be the easiest route.
     
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    Ebay 14.00 a set any width you want.Just type " 6 lug, or _ Lug" in search and they will come up. Stay away from washers. Studs will break!
     
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    Pepgirls has 1/4 inch spacers hanging on the wall.
     
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    got some spacers down at the speed shop. thank for the help. still want the 1 1/2's for the back. when you fallow a blazer it looks like its sidewinding. i know its not, but it still drives me crazy. next on the list. gutta think of some story to tell the wife. You know nothing new for the blazer as long as it runs.
     

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