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1/4 in spacer opinion.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Gabassman, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman [OP] Drive it like a 4WD

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    I forgot to order my 1/4 top spacer to correct for the driver side being lower. I went to toytec to order one and the shipping was going to be just as much as the spacer. So i checked wheelers and found i have two options, one is an aluminum spacer and one is a poly spacer. Im leaning toward the poly spacer seeing as the price is about a 1/3 of the aluminum. Im just not sure if thats a wise decision. Plastic vs metal. Im sure there is nothing wrong with the poly spacer.

    What are yalls opinions
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    Justus

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    the shipping is SHIT, I agree...............our toytec discount doesnt help much either :(

    Id stick with aluminum tho.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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    I would go aluminum myself
     
  4. Jan 24, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    Stick with aluminum.

    Plastic can be 'squeezed' over time and/or crack....dry rot...etc.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    went with aluminum mostly because ive already spend close to $600 for coils aal and 5100's why skimp on a $20 item that has a possibility of breaking.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Pugga

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    Just so you know, the Toytec auto shipping calculator that is used online is screwy. I was going to order the CB drop kit and shipping was double the cost of the part. I called them and they threw into a small envelop and shipped it to me.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    Polyurethane is not the same as plastic. The 1/4" spacer is made of a very hard durometer poly. It is not able to be "squeezed" out, and is very resistant to greases, oils, chemicals, etc.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    Is there any advantage to the poly versus aluminum besides price point ?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    i had some uhmv (hard white plastic looking) spacers in the past, wheeled on them for yrs no issues. i also had some heep spacers that were a softer plastic almost really hard rubber, thought were poly, anyway these compressed from the coils a bit over time and i've seen them break. aluminum is your best bet.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    A friend from high school used a hockey puck as a lift. Seemed to hold up alright although I can't say I'd recommend it to anyone :anonymous:
     
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