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
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.
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.
How to Remove a Birfield Joint (The fast way) aka The Camo Method Toyota 4x4 Solid Axle
This is the fastest way to access a Birfield joint. This method removes
the knuckle as an entire assembly from the Toyota soild or live axle
(1979-1985 U.S. trucks). Because the knuckle can be removed an an entire
unit you don't lose any of your wheel bearing pre-load. This method works
great on the trail if you break a birfield and need to replace it.
If you're looking for bomb-proof replacement birfields, this is the only
place to go:
Bobby Long's "Longfield Super Axles"
The "Camo Method" is named after a moderator on Pirate 4x4. I don't know
if he actually came up with it, but we've always called it the "Camo
Toyota 4x4 solid front axle How to remove and replace the inner axle seals Fix knuckle leaks
How I remove and replace the Toyota 4x4 inner axle seals on the 1979 - 1985
(U.S.) Toyota 4x4 solid front axles.
Link to playlist of other videos I've done on Toyota and 4-wheeling
Marlin Crawler Eco Seals:
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 Remove & Replace a Toyota 4x4 Manual Locking Hub
How to remove and replace a Toyota Manual Locking hub. This video shows
how I pull the manual locking hub off a Toyota 4x4 truck. The video shows
my technique for dealing with the cone washers that can be quite stubborn
sometimes. Toyota used the exact same hubs from 1979 - 1985 trucks ( Hilux
) and 4Runners with only minor changes from 1986 - present.
The 1,351,735km Toyota Pickup!
Today I worked on my buddy's truck that has 1.3million km's on it haha! did
a outer CV boot, re-packed an outer bearing with fresh grease, and did a
Thanks for Watching!
Make BOMBPROOF Toyota 4x4 steering stops for the soild front axle! SFA DIY How To
How to reinforce the stock steering stops on a Toyota Solid Front Axle
(SFA) so that you never have to worry about them again. This is a super
cheap and effective trick that permanently solves a problem. If your
steering stops fail or collapse due to large tires and/or four-wheeling it
can lead to EXTREMELY expensive damage to your steering compents. This is
an easy way (if you can weld) to make sure the steering stops NEVER fail.
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! (Still not as good as in other
videos I have seen, but hey..whatever! It's fun!)
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 Spacer or Adapters - GetJeeping
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