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heavy load with wheel spacers

Discussion in 'Towing' started by colinb17, May 25, 2008.

  1. colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i tow a 6000 lb boat on a very regular basis over the summer. the truck performs beautifully. it does as well as the 2002 V8 sequoia my parents drive, except the taco feels more stable while towing. so i know that the truck can tow great, but my question is...i want to put a set of spidertrax wheel spacers on it, but i'm worried that the extra length will put too much force on the ends of the axles when i'm towing such a heavy load. the last thing i want is for my wheels to break off when i'm towing a boat down the road at 70 mph. would wheel spacers compromise the trucks axles/other wheel related components, or compromise my safety?

    i appreciate any input:)
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Yes they will. To what degree, I'm not sure. 6000 lbs. is pretty close to the max tow weight.
     
  3. colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i don't know if such a thing exists, but does anyone know if there is a load rating for the spidertrax spacers.

    if there isn't, does anyone who has them tow anything? if so, how do they perform in that scenario, and in general?
     
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You should give Spidertrax a call and talk with with. Last I heard was that wheel spacers were for "show", not for hauling.
     
  5. colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    good idea, i completely neglected the fact that all of these companies have customer service lines.

    at this point, i think that there are better uses for my money, but i figure i might as well check, just in case.

    thanks for all the advise.
    much appreciated
     
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    The Sequoia is only rated to tow 6,000LBS max with the towing package. I know, there is one in my driveway next to may Taco. Taco with towing package tows 6,500LBS.
     
  7. colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    yeah, i know the towing rateings for the vehicles themselves. i actually have a sequoia sitting next to my taco as well, my parents own it. i probably wasn't clear enough in my question....what i was wondering about is if the wheel spacers themselves had a weight rating. i kinda doubt that that kind of information exists though.
     
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