if you go that way you will need 2 - 3 inch spacers stacked up or maybe a 3 and a 2 , seen people do that , but I also seen how much added wear it puts on the hub splines to run just 1 2inch spacer and large tires
Yeh, I know the spacers really increase the stress load on bearings etc. Would have been nice to have the same wheel all round. Don't really fancy having my rear end wear out quickly, it's in really good condition, very little wear.if you go that way you will need 2 - 3 inch spacers stacked up or maybe a 3 and a 2 , seen people do that , but I also seen how much added wear it puts on the hub splines to run just 1 2inch spacer and large tires
It will need new shafts towards the end of the year unfortunately. I did look at the price and felt like crying! Ha..Don't forget wider A arms means new shafts, and they won't be cheap. lol
I agree with Mac on this one. Sounds like the OP is just trying to overall match the stock offset in the rear. So whether you get to that total width by a high offset (stock) rim, or with a spacer and front offset rim, your hub/splines see the weight put on from the same width. Now if you go spacers to go wider than stock, now we're talking added stress.
Sam, delta steels are super durable. I'd get 2.5" spacers for each side of the rear, then get 4 identical rims and tires and then you can rotate front to rear and even out wear throughout their life. I wouldn't worry one bit.
I totally agree with you that putting spacers on another offset rim to achieve the same offset as OEM is the same -------- but when you stick it out past stock to clear the muffler , what I have experienced with mine is the inside the hub gets loose from two ways , it appears the hub gets egg shape and the splines of the axle and the hub get thinner then the hub goes farther onto the axle , I am running the same offset rims as stock , the tires are bigger and the extra 2 inches of spacer is putting more leverage on the hub , no doubt sticking it out 2 inches past stock makes a lot of difference , then when you added in the bigger , heavier , more aggressive tires and a "ragging it mentality " it shortens the life expectancy of the hubs and they are getting harder to find for the 250 rear ends --- I know you have to pay to play , so it is what it is350D rear is wider than OEM.......not that it matters the point I'm trying to make remains, you put the same stress on the rear end regardless of whether you use a deeper offset wheel or spacers. Think about an IRS machine, you can run SRA wheels and make it 3" wider per side or run 3" spacers....what is harder on bearings?
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