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Loose wheel spacers... Help?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 02YotaGuy, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Ok, So I bought a set of 1.5" spacers for my 02, They fit properly and my tires don't stick out too far. But I noticed that there isn't any way to put them on tight enought. No ratchets fit in there to tighten the bolts and the air gun is WAY too big to fit. Anyone have any suggestions to get them on tighter... I bought them from East Coast Gear Supply and I emailed them but that was just 5 minutes ago and they are probably all at home eating caviar laughing at me.

    http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-134228-toyota-wheel-spacers.html
     
  2. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    this is tempting. :)
     
  3. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Getting a set of spacers is tempting or eating caviar and laughing?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Spacers... but everyone says not too... :/ i think Extended A-Arms would be a lot easiser
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    You need what is called a "thin wall socket"

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  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    i didnt have any problems with my spidertraxx
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Maybe Spdertrax does it right, cause these ECGS were not designed to be user friendly at all. If I had the money to do it right I would... but I'm not rich... Yet...
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    So... I guess I can get a thin wall socet at any major Auto Parts store?
    Maybe when I get the money I'll upgrade to Spidertraxx... But I'm moving cross country in a few weeks... Thanks for the info. I'll Start a build thread and let everyone know how things turn out as soon as I get everything cleaned up.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    what size did you get them in?? i saw they have them in 3" hahah
     
  10. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    I got them in 1.5, But I'm thinkin maybe 1 would have been better
     
  11. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    what he said. they make thin wall impact sockets that are coated for the big gangster wheels. not sure of the company
     
  12. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    I found some online, But I'm hoping to find some in a store by tomorrow, Since I have to be at work on Wednesday... I'd rather not miss work... My supervisor would be kinda angry...
     
  13. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    did you try sears,home depot/lowes??? take one spacer off and go to some stores and see if the sockets fit in
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    I tried Sears, But it looks like I'd have to buy an entire set... All I need is the 21mm one. If I can't find it alone I'll go there tomorrow.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    I tried numerous regular sockets. None of them fit, they are much too wide to fit in the tiny holes... Giggity?
     
  16. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Tonight: Going to remove spacers... and if there is time-go to Sears and get the Thin Wall Socet...
    If not
    Tomorrow: Go to Sears and get Thin Wall Socket...
    And Hopefully...
    Success!
     
  17. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    I was using the Auto Hobby Shop at Langley AFB... Maybe they just have very large outdated tools... Sounds about right... Military have things that are too big and outdated...
     
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