I think you will be ok , so long as you do not over torque them. It would be real easy to bang them with an impact and stretch them.Retep wrote:...they have shiny silvery looking studs which I believe are zinc plated. Should I have those replaced with hardened studs? ...
HenryJ wrote: I think you will be ok , so long as you do not over torque them. It would be real easy to bang them with an impact and stretch them.
HenryJ wrote: I'll know more after running these a while.
Nope.2bunik wrote:henry J .. is conmans spacer in ur hands yet?
These may be the same. The Picture of the "Adapt-it USA" Spacers on that website looks very close to the spacers Conman had.Retep wrote:Brule, I don't know about Conman's spacers, but I got mine from the Gauge Magazine group purchase we had about a year ago....
HenryJ wrote:These may be the same. The Picture of the "Adapt-it USA" Spacers on that website looks very close to the spacers Conman had.Retep wrote:Brule, I don't know about Conman's spacers, but I got mine from the Gauge Magazine group purchase we had about a year ago....
Stock stud size? What is the overall outside diameter?Jim wrote:What about Performance Wheel brand spacers, that's what I have.HenryJ wrote:...My best advise would be , if you want spacers ask what the overall diameter is. I think the 6.5" spacers are better.
HenryJ wrote:Stock stud size? What is the overall outside diameter?Jim wrote:What about Performance Wheel brand spacers, that's what I have.HenryJ wrote:...My best advise would be , if you want spacers ask what the overall diameter is. I think the 6.5" spacers are better.
I assume that is 1/8" on each side for a total of 1/4" smaller in diameter.Jim wrote:... they are 1/8" smaller than my ZR-1 wheels....
Conman wrote:Yeah, def. be carefull. I'm glad I felt it and pulled over before the wheel fell off.
HenryJ wrote:The hub centric is just a nice addition, but not required. Choose either.
The 6.5" overall diameter is important, as that is the "footprint" of the wheels mounting surface and it gives you more material on the perimeter, which is important to prevent distortion when tightening the lugnuts. . All the wheel adapters that I have seen from "completevalue" are the larger diameter stock.
It is pretty easy to tell the difference in a picture. If you look at the holes that are recessed for the lug nuts, the smaller diameter 6" billet stock leaves very little, maybe 1/8"? It looks thin at that point.
The larger 6.5" diameter billet stock has about 3/8" at the thinnest point around the perimeter.
EDIT: Make sure you are getting the "Mushroom" lug nuts with the spacers.
These are the same as the stock design, except they do not have the threads for the caps. Some were sold with out. I am told that these without exert undue stress on the taper resulting in deformation in some cases.
??? Wont the wheel studs hit the back of your wheel?killian96ss wrote:I just received a set of spacers that I got off E-bay... these are only 1" spacers ...
I'm using stock wheels and I did have to file all 10 wheel studs down 1/8" in order to have 1/16" clearance when the spacer is fully tightened. I knew it would be close, but it only took an extra 20 minutes of filing and measuring the studs to make the clearance just right.HenryJ wrote:??? Wont the wheel studs hit the back of your wheel?killian96ss wrote:I just received a set of spacers that I got off E-bay... these are only 1" spacers ...
The reason we use the 1.25" spacers is to clear the wheel studs. Mine are very close, and I can't see a 1" spacer having enough room unless the wheel has recesses to clear the studs.
I will get a picture soon, seriously. If I don't Reed will let me know about it.If you can take a picture of one installed so we can see the clearance
Yes as long as you tell them the year and make of your vehicle. The lug nuts pictured on the spacers are the ones you use for the wheel to spacer mount.Do they provide the correct "mushroom" nuts?
Those are Dwight Long's (Completevalue) and the ones in the above posts.T-bone02 wrote:Will these fit my crew, you'll said hub-centric provide a better fit and the way to go for a few xtra bucks!!
Muslhed wrote:...Is all Billet 6061 aluminum created equal, or is there actually a difference? Performance Wheel & Tire touts their billet spacers as being "aircraft quality", and not just Billet 6061 aluminum...but Billet 6061-T6! The eBay ones say that they are "high quality", but that they are a Billet 6061 aluminum alloy. Is there a difference between this "aircraft quality Billet 6061-T6" aluminum, and the "high quality Billet 6061 aluminum alloy"?
MatWeb wrote:Aluminum 6061-T6; 6061-T651 - Subcategory: 6000 Series Aluminum Alloy; Aluminum Alloy; Metal; Nonferrous Metal
Burns wrote:6061 is the least expensive and most versatile of the heat-treatable alloys. It is a favorite alloy of many fabricators as it is a weldable alloy with moderate to high strength in tempered condition. It also has good formability in the annealed condition. It is the best choice for intake manifold and inter-cooler plumbing due to the weldability and formability of the alloy. 356 aluminum is an excellent weldable, heat-treatable casting alloy. It is used for a variety of applications including pump housings, transmission cases, cylinder blocks.
Burns wrote:The temper designation system is used to specify the condition, or temper, of a heat treatable alloy. The most common designations include O (sometimes erroneously referred to as TO), F, T4 and T6. O refers to soft or annealed condition and is the preferred temper for forming processes such as tube bending. F refers to the condition of the material following a forming process during which work hardening occurs, and is the official designation of tubing bends. T4 designates that the alloy was solution heat treated and naturally aged. T6 is sometimes referred to as fully "heat treated" and is the result of solution heat treating and artificial aging.
Completevalue wrote:Yes, sorry for the delayed response. I was 90% certain the alloy was 60601-T6 but was checking with my supplier to confirm. Just heard back from theme and yes, the alloy of the spacers 6061-T6 Thanks for your interest.
HenryJ wrote:If it was hit that hard the spacer may be damaged. You may try one of the ebay vendors for a single, or just buy a new pair.
jmb222 wrote:I'll take it into work and have one of the guys measure the run out on them both.
Jigg wrote:You'd probably want to reverse that... 3" rear, 1.5" front.
HenryJ wrote: Having tracks offset actually improves the track as I understand it. The narrower rear tends to hold the line better. That is one story I have heard.
Check your measurements again. I am pretty sure the front is more than 1" wider than the rear. It should be closer to 2" overall.
I am running AIM front 1.25" spacers and completevalue 3" rear spacers. I see no way this will alter gas mileage. I regularly maintain window sticker mileage with all my modifications.
I find it hard to argue with you logic, but would offer that a staggered track would allow the side lugs to chew some untouched material. This may be an advantage. Instead of sinking in the track created by the front tires the sidewalls would be able to grip some new material.roadrunner wrote:...I'll stick to my belief in both front and rears running in the same track being better. I think this would be especially true in mud.
I have not, but I have done many things to improve the situation, so it is not a fair comparison on my part....your rear track is now somewhere around 1.5" wider than your front. Could you tell any difference in handling or snow/mud driving handling?
Rear is 1.4" wider.roadrunner wrote: I would appreciate if you get the time sometime to give me a front/rear width measurement comparison on your truck.
HenryJ wrote:Rear is 1.4" wider.roadrunner wrote: I would appreciate if you get the time sometime to give me a front/rear width measurement comparison on your truck.
Click one of the six the ebay links in the posts above.sonomadude4x4 wrote:can some one send me the right link for a 1.25inch wheel spacer for my crew cab.... cause i cant seem to find the right one
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