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Old 28th September 2008, 00:16   #1
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hi guys,

just have one question.....

i know this wheelspacer will make the tyre come out of the fenders.....

will this wheel spacer if fitted to MM550, will it make any difference in the performance of the vehicle?
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Old 28th September 2008, 00:42   #2
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wheel spacers are used to space out the tyres, but do have a negative effect if your 4x4 is not lifted as the tires would rub with the fenders while you articulate; otherwise you will have to use larger bumpstops to limit the travel..

btw- if u use spacers make sure you torque the bolts equally to avoid wobble.
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Old 28th September 2008, 01:30   #3
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thanx vikid for the advice, i think its best to avoid this wheel spacer unless i back it up by lifting the jeep and giving adequate space for articulation for the wheel.
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...just have one question.....will it make any difference in the performance of the vehicle?....
Please see this post : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...tml#post233022 (Wheel spacer for M800?)

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Rehaan cites the fact that it will make your vehicle handle differently and put more strain on your wheel bearings:
1.) By moving the wheel outboard and lengthening the lever effect on the bearings.
2.) By adding the weight of the spacer to the wheel.

People sometimes use them to AVOID rubbing tyres on inside parts, frame, wheel well etc. Fenders are only one thing bigger tyres can contact.
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Old 28th September 2008, 11:26   #6
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there is no photo to describe the wheespacer in that post. i had to use this photo to get my questions answered.

thanx rehaan.
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Well leaving everything else aside. A wheel spacer thouugh decreases flex on a normal vehicle, but it actually increases articulation on a body-lifted vehicle(mind you not suspension-lift, just body-lift). This holds true to though vehiles which when flexing are limited by the outer edge of the fenders and not the inside walls of the wheel arches. A wider track given by the spacers, on a body-lifted vehicle can give it extra flex, as long as there is nothing else in the suspension components that sets the limits earlier.
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The body lift in my opinion, is not the best way to go, it stress's the body mounts of the vehicle. I have seen that after sometime of the body lift being installed it rubbed thru the metal, and ruined the mount. Suspension lift is the way to go..

btw- the picture is of a spidertrax 1 1/2" spacers; very commn here in dxb; you need to also see what bolt pattern is on the Mahindra and then buy the right spacer.

spaced out wheels give that aggressive look and i dont want to say dont use it as i am myself using the spacers at the rear wheels, but i have 4" lift on my ride and the fenders are trimmed to 2", which gives the tires enough room to flex...

you should join us in the drives here and will get to see lots of mods..
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you should join us in the drives here and will get to see lots of mods..
im just a poor man with a honda civic in Dxb!

im trying to work out a list of Do's and Dont's for MM550 back in india.

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My Jeep front tyres are always hitting the leafs whenever I enter and exit the gate at my home or any acute turn. I have been suggested spacers before, but didn't know how it looked until now.

If I put more heavy duty ball bearing, can I safely install these spacers? And where can I buy them?
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what size are your tyres?
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what size are your tyres?
I got this huge balloon tyres on 20 inch mag wheels... No, just kidding. I have 235/75R15 tube type Apollo Storm on steel rims.
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Although wheels look great and vehicle Macho but performance of bearing and suspension will sure get affected. Instead of ball bearing if axle design permit go for taper roller bearing to even out stresses. Suspension if rigid you can increase the ride height easily.
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Yes it true that a body lift puts al ot of stess on the body mounts, but that is if you go for the simply body lifts by using a longer bolt and adding spacers between the chassis and body. But if the body mounts are entended by builing longer ones , then they are just as good as the original mounts.
Also the major advantage of a body lift instead of a suspension lift is that you will always increase your center of gravity by doing a suspension lift and therefore change the road manners of your vehicle too, and also it will roll more, while in a body lift , the ceter of gravity stays where it is. but then again body lift is limited to a couple of inches at best.
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My Jeep front tyres are always hitting the leafs whenever I enter and exit the gate at my home or any acute turn. I have been suggested spacers before, but didn't know how it looked until now.

If I put more heavy duty ball bearing, can I safely install these spacers? And where can I buy them?
Dont bother with spacers, just adjust the stopper bolts on the front axle which govern the degree to which the wheels can steer.
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