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    Wheel Spacers

    Hi Guys,

    I have hear that the Wheel Specers On the Patrol will give vibration problems. Can anyone please confirm this information.

    Thank you a lot.
    PrimePat.

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    arnt wheel spacers ilegal i think
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    Spacers are illegal here, plus they will put extra strain on the bearings.
    Not recommended, better off finding or making a diff the length you want.
    Saying that I have 10mm ones on my trailer to match the track of my Patrol
    with no problems
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    Don't know what all the grief is about spacers.
    Using longer studs for the "thinner" ones might be a problem. Don't really see why if they are torqued correctly.
    Using second set of offset studs for the "thicker" should be fine. but with everything checking and maintenance is important.
    Yes they are illegal, but, how many of us here have different offset rims, that adds to the bearing stress and so on.
    Seems a whole lot of beat up and scare mongering to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macca View Post
    Don't know what all the grief is about spacers.
    Using longer studs for the "thinner" ones might be a problem. Don't really see why if they are torqued correctly.
    Using second set of offset studs for the "thicker" should be fine. but with everything checking and maintenance is important.
    Yes they are illegal, but, how many of us here have different offset rims, that adds to the bearing stress and so on.
    Seems a whole lot of beat up and scare mongering to me.
    I know the Tojo boys with the 70s V8 diesel models put 2" spacers in the rear to even out the track.
    But I would avoid them if possible or long term use. Its a short term fix, build the correct length diff
    for your project and you will have less problems
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    Isn't building a longer Diff more hassle. We are thinking about using some high grade aluminium spacers for 3cm (Thicker ones should not be a problem) from SPARCO. But interesting point about the extra strain on the bearings! Even the thicker ones? How do you figure that please? Help me understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimePat View Post
    Isn't building a longer Diff more hassle. We are thinking about using some high grade aluminium spacers for 3cm (Thicker ones should not be a problem) from SPARCO. But interesting point about the extra strain on the bearings! Even the thicker ones? How do you figure that please? Help me understand.
    Why do you want spacers? You would be far better buying a larger offset rim to suit your needs. The logic for the increased load on the bearings occurs from the counter lever of the offset, this is applicable regardless of how you do it. (Rim offset or spacers) spacers increase the tensile strain on the wheel studs though for sure.

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    Well the further out you push the weight the greater force against the bearings to keep it straight. Take a see saw. Say you have 100kg just past the pivot point. You'll lift it easy from the other end. Now take that weight right to the opposite end and try lift it. A lot more force needed.

    anyway, blokes have noticed some issues when running lager offset rims, which is what your trying to achieve but with spacers. They tend to exaggerate any small issues threw the wobbles so if your steering and suspension setup isn't 100% you'll soon know.
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    If this is for the y61 desert racer then go nuts hey.
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