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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel spacers

I want to put some hummer wheels on full width 8 lug 3/4 ton axles on my scrambler. I'll need spacers to clear the steering on the front. The axles are from a J-20 and the front is 1.5" narrower than the rear. The spacers will be 1.5" each.

I've see two types of spacers. One type has holes through it and you have to put longer studs in your rotors. The other style bolts on to the stock studs, and has its own studs for the tire to bolt to. What are the benifits/drawbacks of each?

Also looking for places to get hummer wheels and tires in TX.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 10:20 PM
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Re: Wheel spacers

get the kind that bolt to the wheel hub and then the wheel bolts to the spacer. i don't even think htey make the others in 1.5" wide. they would definately be dangerous if they did.

if you need hummer rims in texas call my buddy mike shannon at (817)819-0268 he has or did have quite a few sets.
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Re: Wheel spacers

Yes, for sure use the ones that bolt to the axel and have their own bots for the rim. And make sure that you use good hardwear. But I am sure that you aleady knew that. Being safe should come before anything else.
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Re: Wheel spacers

funny, you have a j-20 frontend and are going to run hummer wheels, thats what i'm doing also......i got a local machinist to make me some 1 1/2" spacers for $100, i then bought some studs and lug nuts......(mine are steel, very heavy...i'd probably go allumimun if i had to do again)
here's alink thats got acouple pics of the spacers....http://www.geocities.com/yj3qtr_ton/hummerwheels.html

another thing some folks do is cut out the wheel centers and weld in different ones (centers from a 16" wheel) and make the backspacing what the want it to be, and use on spacers......
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