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wheel spacers front and rear ??

has any one put them on their quads yet ? any noticeable diffrance other then it LOOKS wider ? ie: is it handing better maybe not as good as expected ?

they have wheel spacers on ebay for a pretty decent price and i though the quad might look nice with them on their


if you have them on please post pix
 

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I had them in the front and back, 1.25 inches per side. I took them off the back when i put the SONIC swaybar on, but left them on the front. You will really need a good steering stabilizer to run them. Either that, or huge Popeye-like forearms.
The ones from Rocky mtn are awesome, light weight and very strong.





 

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so what ur saying is this isnt the best mod for old dirt road racing and trail running
Exactly. I did this before i got the swaybar setup thinking wider would be better. WRONG I was!!!

I do like the wider front setup. Seems like it tracks better.
 

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Wheel spacers in the front would be a bump steer nightmare.

In the back would increase your unsprung weight and rob you of HP.

Just my $.02.
Are the spacers really that heavy? I've never had a set
 

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I thought it would have made a greater difference but I looked it up and a pound of unsprung weight is equivalent to 4 pounds of sprung weight...so 16 pounds (assuming 4 spacers @ 1 lb a piece.) So it wouldn't make *that* big of a deal unless you were planning to sand drag your XX.

Anyway, you get what I'm thinking, I just had the numbers exaggerated in my mind for what a pound of unsprung weight really means.

As far as bump steer goes though, you and your glass wrist [ :) ] would not like the added leverage the front tires would have against the bars.



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Yea I was just ribbing on ya a bit. Hmm and the glass wrist.... Hell naw lol, I'm reaching for the credit card now that you reminded me so I can order a steering dampner.
 

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I had front wheel spacers on my Raptor, and it sucked with them on. It's puts additional load on the shocks and actually made it handle worse.
 

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i know i asked questions about wheel spacers befor but y/n question here, if i get spacers and put them on front and rear dispite the fact i till get shakey or what ever will i get to feel what it will be like with extended arms on ( such as houser arms ) ( minus the fact ill have better shocks ) ??

question # 2 y/n will the wheel spacers be ok for a few trail and dirt road rides ? in short are spacers for the front and rear safe, i went threw one accident dont wanny try # 2... i just wanna run the extensions for a few weeks to see if extended arms will be my thing befor dumping 1700 bucks into arms and shocks and brakes
 

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Spacers in the front will make the quad feel less stable in the turns. I would not put them on my quad. They will make your shocks feel soft. I had them on my Raptor and I took them off.
 

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if you want spacers... put them in the rear only... never run spacers in the front... whenever there's an opportunity, then opt for the arms...
 

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