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Postby Guarino97rodeo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:07 pm

how do you guys feel about wheel spacers? does anyone use them, i like my factory rims, but want my tires to stick out wider.
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Postby Cain64 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:31 pm

i would like to know too, i have heard that they need to be done right because some times can eventually comne undone
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Postby younggun » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:08 pm

put more stress on the hub and berrings because the load is moved outwards.
torque to the right specs and retorque after another 100Km and re check them every once in a while
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Postby Guarino97rodeo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:02 pm

where can i buy 2 sets?
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Postby SurferJoe » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:30 pm

I needed a set for my K5, 4WD and got them for $65/4.

They are high density aluminum, water-cut on a lathe and I used them as I moved all my household goods from one house to another, hauling about 9,000lb trailer loaded!

I thought I might check them a couple of times along the way and attempted to retighten them a couple of time. They never got loose!

So far, so good. I suspect they will last a long time - and a K5 is a lot heavier than most Isuzus.

They will also fit my 89 Amigo, so I'll let everyone know how they work out there too someday.

I put 265/80R16s on late model Chevy 4wd aluminum rims and except for the front hubs on the K5, as those hubs stick out a lot further than my Amigo spindles do, I had no trouble installing them. I hadda use a cylinder hone to cut the center of the front two rims out 0.030" or so for enough clearance to make sure the rims weren't running on the spindle area - that's all.

I wanted to get away from 15-inch tires/rims since they have gone out of sight expensive here in SoCal. 16s are a lot cheaper and easier to get.
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Postby kashlak » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:13 pm

I got mine from ebay. I cant remember the price but it was a deal for the four. Mine are 1 1/2''. Just use blue locktite and re torq after 100 miles or so and your good to go. I've had mine for over 10,000 miles and no problems.
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Postby Scottywashere » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:05 pm

On Ebay, i found these-

2'' Wheel Spacers 75$/pair

One Pair 6x5.5

(2 Heavy Duty Wheel Spacers)

With 14mmx1.5 Studs & Lug Nuts!

It says for late Chevy/GMC models... But would it fit a first gen rodeo?


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Two (2) brand new 2.0" spacers, made from ultra-strong 6061 Billet aluminum (78.3mm centerbore)

Twelve (12) 14mmx1.5 grade 8 studs (pre-installed)

Twelve (12) 14mmx1.5 installation lug nuts
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Postby SurferJoe » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:27 am

It's the 6x5.5 number that's important. (Lug count by the distance between certain two of the studs.

My Isuzu, a friend's 1989 Nissan, My 1986 and my 1981 K5, a buddy's 1973 D-200 and several other 6-bolt patterns all interchange - except you've gotta be careful of the center bore for the hub/spindle.

Typically Dodges have smaller hubs like the newer GMs, but a Chevy/Isuzu will fit on them OK but maybe not the other way around.

My 1989 Isuzu and my 1986/1981 K5s are exactly the same pattern and offset, but the late model GMs had to have the bores opened a little for the front wheels to fit well and of course, the spacers.

My 6x5.5 spacers are 2" offset. They came with new 14mm studs, lugs for the 14mm studs and nuts for the GM 1/2 studs. If I want to run the spacers on the Isuzu, I can just run the stock lug nuts - although I have some hardened Honda ones on the Amigo.
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