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bolt on wheel spacers, your thoughts

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by wisDOMination, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    wisDOMination

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    i come from a car scene where wheel spacers are used a lot in order to achieve sick wheel fitment (flush with the fenders while being low)
    i've owned 2 nissan 240sx's with wheels spacers and have NEVER had any problems running them.
    however, i was wondering what some of your guys thoughts were on using wheels spacers on our trucks.
    i have some wheels on my mind, but they are actually 5x4.5, so i was wondering if its a good idea (or not) to go and get a set of 6x5.5 to 5x4.5 bolt on wheel spacers to be able to run them.
    being that taco's are MUCH heavier compared to a 240sx, i HAD to question the safety of running bolt on spacers on a taco. i've ran up to 2" wheel spacers on my 240sx and never had a wheel bearing murdered.
    thanks in advance! :D
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    thanks for the quick response
    may i ask what size spacer you're using?
    and if its just a regular 6x5.5-6x5.5 spacer or a bolt pattern conversion spacer
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:18 AM
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    not sure of the size, i think it makes a 2.5 inch offset and it is bolt on
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:27 AM
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    oh ok
    sounds like it might be ok on the wheel bearing part
    now to find out if its gonna be safe to be running 1 less wheel stud :)

    anymore opinions anyone?
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:30 AM
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    i wouldnt run with one less stud, what happened to it?
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:32 AM
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    i have all 6 studs
    i was just gonna get a wheel spacer that would convert from 6x5.5 bolt pattern to 5x4.5 bolt pattern so i can run the wheel i want to run.
    the wheel bolt pattern is 5x4.5, hence the "one less stud" statement ;)
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:33 AM
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    i dont think itd be too big of an issue then, as long as it was made for it
     
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