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.
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 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
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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
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...
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
Rebuilding Axle Shafts On Toyota 7.5 Inch Rear End
This is what I went through in rebuilding the axle shafts on my 89 Toyota
Pickup's axle shafts. It's a 7.5 inch axle. I had to replace the
differential carrier (which I don't cover rebuilding) and decided to do the
bearings while I was there, since they had 295K not-so-friendly miles on
The key to all this was borrowing my Dad's press, wouldn't have been able
to do this without it because of the fits. Simple heat and hammering wasn't
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
Wheel Spacer Selection. Universal vs. Model Specific
View this BMW Repair Tech Tip - follow this link:
This Videos explores the differences in common wheel spacers on the market,
what to look for, what all will be required for a proper fit, and why
paying a bit more for a vehicle specific spacer is a good investment.
How To Install Wheel Spacers--AutoHow.TV
Follow this link for a higher quality version of the video and a detailed
Forum Discussion on differences between hub-centric and lug-centric:
From the AutoHow.TV site:
"A wider stance will improve handling and make your vehicle look more
aggressive. Here we show you one option to fill out those wheel wells:
wheel spacers. Check out the before and after shots. Such a small change
makes a huge difference!"
Wheel Adapter Broke Studs, DANGER!
Lost My Wheel are Adapters Safe?
billet wheel adapters and wheel spacers can be dangerous if not installed
properly, watch this video for a few pointers on how to avoid a major
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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Wheel Spacers explained - from Driftworks
James runs through the two main types of wheel spacers plus some advice on
what to fit in what situation, and the features and benefits of each type.
A huge range of wheel spacers and adapters are for sale at
How to install 1" wheel spacers and new wheels
Installing one 1 inch wheel spacers (H&R) including cutting down the stock
- 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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Toyota Land Cruiser cheap snorkle $50 / EUR35, home made
Home made snorkle, built for under $50 / EUR35. And I think it looks good
for a home made one on my Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 :-)
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