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Old 02-27-2018, 08:06 AM   #21
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I take it that none of these failures involved spacers or adapters but I have heard that SMB installed adapters or spacers on the rear of some rigs. Any truth to that.....Just asking?
Mine has spacers from SMB. I've used spacers on various vehicles over the years and never had one fail. That said, I've only used very high quality spacers, never used the thin washer like spacer that doesn't have a second set of studs, checked torques of inner lug nuts after some driving ( kind of a pain to take the wheel off again and often people don't do this) when the spacer is removed and replaced, checked wheel lug nuts several times if removed. And drive off road aware the rear axle is strong but not 5ton 6x6 strong. This all makes spacers more labor intensive and if I had the option would avoid them but they can be used with success.

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Old 02-27-2018, 09:19 PM   #22
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Mine didn't have spacers
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:31 PM   #23
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I've read on some thread, possibly here, that the wheels on the drivers side are the most likely to come off. Something about the wheels on the left side tending to loosen the lug nuts that haven't been tightened enough. I believe that this is why Chrysler products used to have lug nuts on the drivers side with left hand threads. That way they tended to not loosen during driving.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:53 PM   #24
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Things are looking better.
Sam at Sam's West Coast Auto Body did a great job! He was able to straighten out the damage without replacing the whole side, and added a little color too.
So happy!!!��
It goes back to SM to have interior put back in next week.
Did I mention how happy I am.��

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Old 03-22-2018, 06:44 AM   #25
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:09 AM   #26
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If you have spacers, before you mount your tire/wheel combo, check that there is no protrusion of any kind past the fully mounted, tightened, face of the spacer.
If the lug nuts or studs go past the spacer face, get shorter ones.
Also, retorque your spacers when you rotate tires.
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If you have spacers, before you mount your tire/wheel combo, check that there is no protrusion of any kind past the fully mounted, tightened, face of the spacer.
If the lug nuts or studs go past the spacer face, get shorter ones.
Also, retorque your spacers when you rotate tires.
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Mine didn't have spacers

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Old 03-22-2018, 02:34 PM   #28
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:40 AM   #29
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So what is the piece sticking out of the body between the ladder and bumper?
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:50 AM   #30
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So what is the piece sticking out of the body between the ladder and bumper?
It is a rotopax fuel can mount
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