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PatrolMan
04-01-2007, 11:47 PM
I only need a pair of spacers for the back of my 4Runner. Hoping someone has some sitting on a shelf somewhere. Will pay shipping if necessary. PM with what you have. Thanks!

SROR/AKA 2BAD
04-02-2007, 07:42 AM
jeff,
just hit up a good tire store, i don't think they're that much for 1/4"

PatrolMan
04-02-2007, 09:11 AM
They shouldn't be more than $20. I was checking the Autozone and Checker websites. They are both special order, go figure. I will try some of the good tire shops around here today. Figure someone has to have some.

ginericLC
04-02-2007, 12:10 PM
Actually the good tire shops won't have them. I had a really hard time finding anybody to sell them to me due to liability. I finally found them at a place called Wheels Inc. They were $5/each. Mailorder might be your best bet. IIRC Summit Racing had them.

PatrolMan
04-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Do you have the contact info for Wheels Inc? I have seen that there are some liability issues with these. I wasn't sure that I would be able to find them locally.

SROR/AKA 2BAD
04-02-2007, 10:18 PM
liability on 1/4" :lmao: :lmao:

maybe 1.5"

try e-bay jeff

ScaldedDog
04-02-2007, 10:40 PM
I've got a set of 6 lug 3/4" spacers in the garage, if you'd rather go a little wider.

Mark

PatrolMan
04-03-2007, 10:26 AM
I think the liability issues are related to the length of the stud. I don't necessarily agree with the thought though. When you use the 1/4" then your studs essentially have 1/4 less thread length to grab onto. When you use the longer spacers, there are separate studs fitted into the spacers. These studs will still have the correct length of threads. I think it is all silly, but I don't make the rules. I have some 1 1/2"s and some 2"s, but I don't need them that wide. I just need to clear a spring by 1/4" on each side. The 4Runner studs are plenty long to lose 1/4". I bet rims can vary close to 1/4" in thickness between thin rims and thick rims. Who knows.

leiniesred
04-05-2007, 12:46 PM
Perfomance Tire and Wheel used to have these in stock. down off santa fe.
on the website, I only see 1 inch+ spacers. might be worth a call anyway.
http://performancewheel.com/

Lots of dynamic things happen on the trail. 1/4 is nothing. I'd go 1 inch. Any extra width is appreciated when you about to roll.

"It is a game of inches, and you just lost." -Royal Rose

PatrolMan
04-05-2007, 04:27 PM
Not really looking for the width for the stability. I would actually ride with what I have now, but the tires start to rub the springs as the rear articulates. It doesn't take very much. I think 1/4" would work but they aren't the easiest things to find. I already have 1 1/2" but didn't want to go that wide. We will be heading to Moab in a couple weeks and I know there are some narrow slots that I need to pass through. Would prefer to not be any wider than necessary... I agree though, width can be helpful when off camber. Just doesn't apply to my application. I live near Performance so I will give them a shot.

PatrolMan
04-05-2007, 04:28 PM
Forgot to mention that 1/2" or 3/4" would be considered...

bigbluefj
04-12-2007, 12:40 AM
i have a set for the cruiser, if those will work i'll bring them with me..

kevin

PatrolMan
04-13-2007, 12:49 PM
I had a set of 1 1/4" spacers and put them on the 4Runner. The tires now barely clear the rear springs. The 1/4" spacers wouldn't have worked at full compression. I appreciate everyone's help, but until I can come up with another solution, the 1 1/4" will have to work (bigger than I wanted). Thanks again to everyone!

wesintl
04-13-2007, 03:10 PM
Order em from NAPA

A quick search yielded for a 2 pack:

Wheel Spacer / Custom
BK
7354904
$19.49





Wheel Spacer / Custom
BK
7354953
$23.49





Wheel Spacer / Custom
BK
7354955
$19.99