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Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by badguybuster, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I just installed my wheel spacers and figured I would do it as a MOD. I decided to do these since I went from a 265/65/17 to a 255/75/17 and lost some width. These are 1.25" Spidertrax, now, I don't like the blue anondized so I painted them black with wheel paint (my personal choice).

    Step 1-Pull your wheels (I did mine 1 at a time.)

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    Before the wheel spacers.

    Step 2-Install the wheel spacers using the star pattern to tighten lug nuts. Now, I also used Loc-Tite to ensure they stay. Tighten them to factory specs (85 pounds).

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    If you are doing this alone as I did. You may find it handy to have a "brace" to help with tightening the front nuts. The back ones are no trouble if the emergency brake is set.

    Step 3-Replace tires and tighten to factory specs (85 pounds) using the star pattern.

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    After Wheel spacers have been installed.

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    As you can see, my toe in needs adjusted! Going to be done tomorrow.

    Step 4-Drive about 10 miles, then pull tires and recheck lug nuts on wheel spacers to ensure they are still properly seated. If not, repeat the previous steps until they are no longer coming loose. Mine did not have to be redone.:D

    Enjoy your new aggressive look.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    MUDFISH

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    looks good... how much do the spacers cost?
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    TEX357

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    why did you go from a 265 to a 255?
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    leo08pirate

    leo08pirate Katzo production

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    Would this help clear any 16s rims
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    leo08pirate

    leo08pirate Katzo production

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    Whats the link where you got bought them or name anything
    info of the product
     
  6. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    TEX357

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    Not sure, just pushes tires farther out! Makes it look more aggressive IMO
     
  7. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    gjbonner

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    Spidertrax.com or jsut google it. Spidertrax.com was sold out so i went through polyperformance.com. they are up north of LA a little ways.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I got mine on Ebay. All (4) for $175 shipped. Still in the sealed bubblewrap. I went from a 265 to a 255 because I got a great deal on some BFG's in that size. That's the only reason.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    jhodge83

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    265/70/17 is a little shorter and .4" wider than a 255/75/17
     
  10. Apr 25, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    cbcs1987

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    Thanks for sharing. Im going to be paintin mine black to.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

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    That's a good idea. I want those tires you have.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    They are BFG Mud Terrain T/A 255/75/17. I got'em for $400 delivered to my door!! :D
     
  13. Apr 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    good deal...mine were $450 shipped and then i bought an extra for the spare @ $65
     
  14. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    I traded (2) Definity A/T's for the spare, locally. So no shipping. Whoo hoo. These suckers throw a lot of rocks though, only bad thing about'em so far. How long have you had yours? How are they wearing?
     
  15. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    i've had mine for over a year....and over 2 taco's.....and over 25K miles and they are wearing evenly and still over half tread.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Great. Thanks
     
  17. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    excellent write up, i wondered what that looked like thanks :thumbsup:
     
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