Installing Wheel Spacers for Toyota 4x4 Solid Front Axle. The pros and cons of using wheel spacers.
How to install wheel spacers on a Toyota 4x4. My thoughts on using wheel spacers, some of the pros and cons of using wheel spacers, and some of the tricks I've learned in dealing with wheel spacers over the years.
Generally, I'm a fan of wheel spacers. The biggest thing is just to realize that you've deviated from the factory tolerances and that parts (like wheel bearings) are going to wear faster from strain that falls outside the design parameters. but, if you're running tires big enough to need wheel spacers, you probably know that already.
I say it in the video, but I can't say it enough: Check those nuts that hold the spacer on often. Wheeling rigs have a freakish ability to loosen everything attached to them.
How to Rebuild your 4wd Toyota Front Axle Closed Knuckle Part 1
In Part 1 of this video series we show you how to disassemble the Toyota
front closed knuckle steering joint. These Toyota Knuckles are found on
many solid axle Toyota trucks as well as Land Cruisers. The one we are
working on is a 1993 FZJ 80 Land Cruiser. Find the knuckle rebuild kit and
the performance brakes at www.JonesysOffRoad.com. Special thanks to 360
performance rotors and NITRO Gear and Axle for supplying the parts. Thanks
Purchase the knuckle rebuild kit at www.duiser.com
Toyota 4x4 brake modification makes broken Birfield access much quicker! Quick release caliper.
Toyota for some reason made the mount for the brake caliper hardline a
trapped unit. Because of the way it was designed you have to disconnect
the brake line if you want to remove the caliper from the steering knuckle,
or if you want to remove the knuckle from the axle.
Even under shop conditions I hate bleeding brakes, so imagine how much fun
it is if you would have to open the brake lines out on the trail (like when
you're fixing a blown Birfield joint.) Spilling brake fluid on the ground
out in the woods is not cool either. This mod allows you to remove the
caliper while the brake hard line and flexible line are still attached. If
you don't have to open the system, you don't have to bleed after you put it
This mod alos comes in super handy in the shop. As you can eliminate the
brake bleeding step in any job that requires that you remove the caliper
(Wheel bearing adjustment, rotor replacement, steering knuckle removal,
etc.) If you don't have to bleed the brakes you just saved yourself a
bunch of time. If you've had to disconnect the brake hard line at the
caliper, his trick also makes getting that tiny brake hard line fitting
that mounts under the bracket started into the soft line fitting threads a
This is the first mod that I do to any Solid Front Axle (SFA) Toyota that
wanders into my life. It's such an easy mod I'm just dumbfounded that
Toyota didn't make the brackets like this from the get-go. Maybe it was a
planned move to increase the service time...increased service time = more
money in the service department's pocket...
Wheel Adapter Mistake.mp4
The Most common mistake made when installing wheel adapters or wheel
spacers is the studs from the vehicle hitting the second piece of a two
piece adapter or the back of the wheel with a one piece adapter or spacer.
ECS Tuning: How To Measure For ECS Tuning Wheel Spacers
Spacers Available At: http://www.ecstuning.com/?utm_source=Youtube
Spacers for your racer. ECS Tuning lets you tweak your stance--or swagger
down the road with a 20mm monster offset. Available in 5x100, 5x112, and
5x120 bolt patterns.
Choose from our huge inventory of hub centric spacers in thicknesses sure
to match your car, your wheels, and your shopping budget.
All spacers are corrosion protected: 2,3, and 4mm spacers are zinc plated
steel; thicker spacers, in sizes ranging from 5 to 20mm, are anodized
aluminum. Buy them alone or with matching lug bolts.
3 Link SAS Toyota 4x4
My build pictures. I have missed placed a lot of them so the pictures jump
around. Trail Gear Three Link kit with Fox Air Shocks. 85 front axle with
5.29 gears, chromoly Dirty 30 axles, chromoly hub gears, Lock Rite locker,
Axle gussets and truss. Dual transfer case with twin stick. Trail Gear 5''
Classic rear lift. Rear axle has disk brakes and Detroit locker. Maxxis
Creepie Crawler 37x12.50x16. This is my daily driver. Just needs bumbers,
rock sliders, and some body work.
Song by: AC/DC (It's a Long Way to the Top).
How to Install Wheel Spacers and Wheel Adapters (Chevy C1500)
*Always torque wheel adapters and or spacers and all lug nuts to spec using
a properly calibrated torque wrench*
In this video I show you how to install high quality wheel spacers and
wheel adapters and things you should consider. They're pretty straight
forward; if you can install a wheel you can install a wheel spacer and a
Wheel Spacers and Adapters: http://www.motorsport-tech.com
Wheel widening modification: http://www.greensautomotive.com
Go Fast have Fun
4Runner SAS Build-Up
Some pictures of my sas and buildup with a few poser shots at the end.
1990 Toyota 4Runner-22RE-5 speed-TG 3" front/4" rear-35" BFG
M/T-4.88's-rear LSD-front TruTrac-MC Rear Bumper-TG DOM Sliders-TG
Parts were from either Marlin Crawler or Trail Gear
How to stretch a tire... and how you don't.
First time we had to use fire to make a tire stretch out.
Stretching 195/45R15s on 9Jx15 BBS RMs.
Didn't work at first, but we got there!
As more and more people cry about handling and whatever when it comes to
These wheels will be going on a stanced out 1986 Scirocco 16V weekend
It's meant to look good in the first place, handling just comes second.
Stretching tires that much will make the handling in fast corners
worse...normal driving you won't notice any difference though.
On my MKIII GTI, I run 195/40s on 9" wide rims for daily use and meetings,
while I run 215/35s on 9" wide rims for track use (see my onboard videos on
215s will just stretch slightly on 9", stiffening the sidewall up only a
little, giving you a more direct steering, while still allowing fast
In combination with harder rubber bushings, more stiff suspension setup and
unbiall top mounts, etc.etc. this results in an almost GoKart like, very
direct handling...sure not the fastest setup, but fast and fun enough for
How to: Install Wheel Adapters (Adaptec Speedware)
Demonstrating the installation of Adaptec Speedware 5x112 to 5x114.3
Adapters on my car.
Full detailed review on these adapters here:
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Warn Industries and Pirate 4x4 TV: Wheeling in Tillamook State Forest
Here's the spot from Pirate 4x4 TV where Jessi Combs and Lance Clifford
(from Pirate 4x4) hit the trails with WARN in Tillamook State Forest. We
slipped and slid through the Oregon mud, got to do some winching, and put a
few vehicles through their paces. Thanks to the entire Pirate 4x4 TV crew
for the outstanding footage! Be sure to vsiti both http://www.Pirate4x4.com