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Old 06-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Sheel spacers, Trouble?

Anybody had any trouble with theirs. I was going to put 1/1/2in on all 4.
i keep hearing mixed reviews but none of them have spacers so it's only what they have heard.

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Re: Sheel spacers, Trouble?

Most people have them on the rear only.

Main issue is semi-float axle bearing failure. If you have a FF you are fine.
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Re: Sheel spacers, Trouble?

1.5 inches will change the Scrub Radius on the front significantly and effect steering.
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Re: Sheel spacers, Trouble?

So just put them on the back is what Im hearing?

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So just put them on the back is what Im hearing?

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Yes but be aware of bearing failure issues with D60 SF axles if you have one.
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Re: Sheel spacers, Trouble?

Putting them on all 4 sometimes is needed if you are changing to wheels with different backspacing. I don't think 1.5" is terrible on the SF D60, as long as it isn't overloaded (which is the bigger issue with camper vans and SF axles). Probably would require more frequent bearing servicing though.
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Putting them on all 4 sometimes is needed if you are changing to wheels with different backspacing. I don't think 1.5" is terrible on the SF D60, as long as it isn't overloaded (which is the bigger issue with camper vans and SF axles). Probably would require more frequent bearing servicing though.
Define "overloaded"..... I have 5420lb on my D60 SF rear axle.
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Putting them on all 4 sometimes is needed if you are changing to wheels with different backspacing. I don't think 1.5" is terrible on the SF D60, as long as it isn't overloaded (which is the bigger issue with camper vans and SF axles). Probably would require more frequent bearing servicing though.
Define "overloaded"..... I have 5420lb on my D60 SF rear axle.
>6340 pounds says Ford on the E350 or 5520 on the E150. Not sure about the 250.
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