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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2001, 11:01 AM
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To turn or not to turn wheels around?

Hey, I'm new to the message boards so i just wanted ta say hey to everyone. i wanted to make my front end wider and read some where on here that wheel spacers were a pain in the ass to put on and that turning your wheels around interfered with your brakes, BUT not on blasters you can turn them around and give your blaster a 4" wider stance. Anyways, i was wondering if anybody knew of a downside to doing this?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2001, 03:24 PM
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COme on i dont want to break anything some body give me theyre insight





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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 12:21 AM
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Re: To turn or not to turn wheels around?

wider is better. It will be more stable, especially when side hilling sand dunes.

Flipping the rims will put more load on the spindles, bearings, and studs.

If money is not an issue, go with wider a arms.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 01:08 AM
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it just changes the traction with the pattern but it wont hurt anything i did that on my old blaster bo for it i thought it helped

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it wont change the traction patern if when you flip them you go right to left and left to right

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the prob. I ran into is my valve stems hit the brakes when I turned the rims around

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yea i checked it and my valve stems are like an inch and a half from my valve stems and YES money is an issue (since im only 15 and pay for all my stuff), so i think wider a-arms are out of the pic, so i just wanted to make sure that turning the tires around wont screw anything up

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Re: To turn or not to turn wheels around?

you can do it in the back without srewing things up

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2001, 02:29 AM
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as long as the valve stems dont touch GO FOR IT, you will love the way it handles

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2001, 08:22 AM
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i havent flipped my front tires, just my rear's and they work great. makes if feel much better in a hard corner. i had fears of stressing to much on the front end by flipping them around so i just left them be. hope this helps.

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