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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by Russ Kellermann » 10 Nov 2015 09:38

SJC wrote:I asked this question on one of the previous spacer threads: would it be a bad idea (or not) to use the 6mm spacers when i already have 30mm bolt on type spacers on my rear wheels? (http://www.4x4direct.co.za/wheel-spacer ... p-1096.htm).
My rear wheels slightly rubs on chassis when doing cross axles, i want to eliminate this by adding 6mm spacers.
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The patrol Pickup needs a minimum 42mm spacer either side to match track-width of the front,which would also address the clearance issues you are experiencing. 6mm spacers together with your current 30mm may help with this, but personally i would not run two sets of spacers together. However, should you do this, you still wont match your front track-width,at only 36mm.

I suggest sell out the 30mm spacers and get proper 42 - 45mm rear axle spacers. Some okes run 45mm, i actually think mine are 45's if i remember correctly.
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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by ricster » 10 Nov 2015 10:14

Russ Kellermann wrote:
ricster wrote: making them a little stronger than the studs, lets say on a Cruiser.
Hey Cedz,... just for the record,.. Land cruiser Wheel studs are definitely stronger that Nissan patrol studs. Unfortunately its true. Patrol = 12 LC =15 ,...Patrol studs are known for stripping or sheering,particularly when over torqued at wheel fitment centres. However,.. as there are 6 on the patrol and 5 on the cruiser, one could start a different argument in that regard. :confused:

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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by Russ Kellermann » 10 Nov 2015 20:33

Haha,.. in a way you are correct, this is how it goes:


LC 70,75, 76,78,79,100,105 = 5 stud
LC 80, prado, hilux - 6 stud.
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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by SJC » 11 Nov 2015 17:03

Russ Kellermann wrote: I suggest sell out the 30mm spacers and get proper 42 - 45mm rear axle spacers. Some okes run 45mm, i actually think mine are 45's if i remember correctly.
Ja, I think I will have to go this route.... :salute:

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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by Russ Kellermann » 11 Nov 2015 22:05

I run steel 45mm spacers but if i did it again i would opt for Alluminium... just a personal thing. Im sure the steel is stronger (my decision in the first place), but really i cant see any issue with allu in a part such as a spacer. In fact it would reduce weight on each hub, whereas steel may rob slightly more power, ... but i cant say for sure.

Keep you 30mm spacers as long as you need... nothing wrong with that, unless you getting very bad scrubbing of the tyres... otherwise the only drawback really is tyre track width, but that is not a major issue at all.
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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by SJC » 11 Nov 2015 22:21

The scrubbing is not too bad, only slightly on axle twisters. But it might be more of a problem if i one day fit 285's.

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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by biggles » 19 Nov 2015 10:05

Russ Kellermann wrote:I run steel 45mm spacers but if i did it again i would opt for Alluminium... just a personal thing. Im sure the steel is stronger (my decision in the first place), but really i cant see any issue with allu in a part such as a spacer. In fact it would reduce weight on each hub, whereas steel may rob slightly more power, ... but i cant say for sure.

Keep you 30mm spacers as long as you need... nothing wrong with that, unless you getting very bad scrubbing of the tyres... otherwise the only drawback really is tyre track width, but that is not a major issue at all.
Unsprung weight. It is a major effect on suspension performance. The more weight you have physically connected to the wheels the poorer the suspension performance is. Not sure the effect will be on a donkey Patrol but performance vehicle manufacturers are fanatical about it.

Strength wise. The spacers are all compressional forces. Unless you have studs seated in the spacer and at 45mm you may the compressional strenght of aluminium is enough. I had 30mm aluminium spacers with seated studs and after being airborne and several 10,000 km they were completely fine when i removed them.
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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by Grant » 19 Nov 2015 13:40

I had 50 mm spacers on the Patrol (sold) and it looked great but the major problem was all the paint was being removed from the rear wheel arches. Also the worry of the spacer wheel nit coming loose and then of course the extra strain on the hub and wheel bearings.
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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by Michael » 08 Mar 2016 11:17

Cedric, when are you making another batch of these spacers? I am keen on a set :thumbup:
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Re: 6mm Wheel Spacers

Post by ricster » 08 Mar 2016 11:27

I need to get my donkey in gear...... just too much stuff to do in zero available time.....hahahaha

I think as soon as we are back from the Swazi trip I will start a new round if that's ok with you bud
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