3' wheel spacers for Prado.

Submitted: Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:31
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I was wondering whether anyone has used 3' wheelspacers on a Prado 90 and can comment on any adverse effects to steering, handling etc.
Would appreciate any advise.

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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:39

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:39
Where are you going to get long enough wheel studs from
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:44

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:44
Probably Void you insurance too.
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:49

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:49
And whilst on compression the tyres will foul on the guard/flare.
I just chang my 120 alloys to steel wheels and I'm not real happy with the length of the studs but has been fine and will more than likely be fine as they don't go on much.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:23

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:23
1) they are illegal

2) WTF do you need them for?

3) as others said...
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 00:00

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 00:00
Agree with you 1000% in this instance Truckster
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 03:22

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 03:22
And what do you need 3 FEET worth of wheelspacers for anyway?
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 00:10

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 00:10
P-W

Besides what everyone else has said, you will be like a flashing beacon to the 'Road worthy enforcement authorities', who, because it would be such an outrageous move outside the approved engineering specs for the vehicle, may invite themselves to a full inspection of the vehicle to establish if any other 'fancy' mods had been completed/attempted.

If such a wide wheel base is required for whatever it is you are thinking of doing, maybe a Ford 650 is what you need.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 08:34

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 08:34
I think he means 3" spacers Loose
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Follow Up By: prado-wolf - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 17:39

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 17:39
Thank you Bonz i though that everyone would have realized that i forgot to hit the shift key.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 18:55

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 18:55
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 08:54

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 08:54
Go figure...?
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 10:19

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 10:19
Adverse effects:

1. Your tyres will probably hit the gaurds both fore and aft while turning from lock to lock.

2. Your tyres will hit the gaurds during articulation.

3. Excessive load and probably premature failure of wheel bearings.

4. Illegal in every state of this fine continent(that's any after-market wheel spacer of any size).

Why do you need the extra 3" of offset...???
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Follow Up By: prado-wolf - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 17:42

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 17:42
The idea was to bolt them on in Birdsville to get some extra grip in the sand on the outside tirewalls.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 18:57

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 18:57
PW it wouldnt make an ounce of difference to the grip the width of the track.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 19:35

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 19:35
Its official. I have now heard everything.
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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 22:08

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 22:08
Prado-wolf
You don't need any spacers for the simpson.
I just completed a trip last season and the prado loves the sand.
With the right tyres and the right pressures they will just about walk over every dune bar about 3. Drop the pressures to 14 for big red and it is a walk in the park.
Had my Prado over the Simpson, Stockton Beach twice and last week to Fraser. Never got stuck once. They are well suited to sand work.
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Follow Up By: prado-wolf - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 15:47

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 15:47
120scruiser,

thanks for the more civilized response. Appreciate what you are saying , did the east-west in 2004 and the prado di a wonderfull job accros but i am still thinking that you get better grip if you push the tyres out a bit to get some traction but i suppose this must be a very hot topic so i will buy some , try them and make up my own mind.

Thank anyway for your civilized response.
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