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.
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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.
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.
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How to Install Wheel Spacers and Wheel Adapters (Chevy C1500)
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 adapter.
Wheel Spacers and Adapters: http://www.motorsport-tech.com
Wheel widening modification: http://www.greensautomotive.com
Toyota Tacoma Lift Kit Install and Off-Roading
2005-2012 Toyota Tacoma Zone Off Road Spacer Install Video and Wheeling
See the kit, instructions and more at http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=355&gr=-1
Featured Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4wd
Lift Kit: Zone 2.5'' front spacer, 2'' rear block kit
Wheels/Tires: 33x12.50x17 MTZs on 17x9 DC-2s (will rub without trimming)
Recommended Wheels/Tires: 265/75r16 on stock or 285/75r16 on 16x8 w/ 5'' BS
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: http://www.longfieldsuperaxles.com/products.php?product=27-SPLINE-BIRFIELD 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 Method".
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.
Toyota 4x4 Wheeling at Holister Hills
After redoing the suspension on my brothers rig we decided to test it out along with his doubler.
Yellow Truck: 4" Alcan orbit eye springs. Doubler with 4:1 in rear case. Detroit lockers front and rear. 5.29's with V6 Diff, 35" BFG MT's
Grey Truck: 3" Trail gear springs, lockers front and rear, 4.7 gears in t-case, 5.29's, V6 diff, 37" MTR's, 2" b.s. wheels, lots of custom work here and there.
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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 back together.
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 breeze.
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...
How to install 1" wheel spacers and new wheels
Installing one 1 inch wheel spacers (H&R) including cutting down the stock wheel studs..
- A torque wrench isn't optimal to take off lugs, it's just the only big enough wrench i had for use.
- Putting the open end lugs on the studs to be cut first will help straighten the threads after cutting when you take them off. But still cut to the black line and not to the lug.
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80 Series CV Replacement
Allan Grey from Terrain Tamer replaces a broken CV on Simon's 80 Series Landcruiser.
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2" Wheel Spacers to fit 33"x12.5"x15" Tires
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L 4x4 Quad Cab.
The wheel spacers I ordered off an ebay shop called TheLugStore, their prices seemed the cheapest around but they sell new equipment and have quick shipping. With this truck if you put these spacers on here with non-deepwell rims you can fit 33x12.5's onto the truck with no rubbing.
After these were on the steering wheel jiggles a bit at around 70 MPH but that is just because I need to have the front end balanced out