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Old 06-08-2018, 10:59 AM   #1
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79 sII with 4" rc lift 31x10.5 on the oem 15x6 wheels

i have some rubbing on the front springs when the tires are close to lock out. i decided to install 1.5" wheel spacers. the lug nuts locking the spacers onto the hubs are about 0.8" deep. they enage about 1/2 to 3/4 of the nut depth due to the thickness of the wall in the bore. so i guestimate it is about 8 to 12 threads. i used blue loctite on the spacer nuts.

should i be concerned the nuts do not engage more? i get a little paranoid about these things.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:52 AM   #2
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From what I've read, wheel spacers really aren't the way to go. You're better off adjusting the turn stop bolts on the inside of each knuckle to stop the spring rub.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:03 PM   #3
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From what I've read, wheel spacers really aren't the way to go. You're better off adjusting the turn stop bolts on the inside of each knuckle to stop the spring rub.
Thanks. I'll check it out. I do kinda like the wider stance.

Was thinking though, the loctite is probably useless, the bond likely breaks due to braking heat.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:35 AM   #4
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We offer longer studs for situations like this.

Extended Front Wheel Stud Set for 1974-80' Scout II, Terra or Traveler w/ Front Disc Brakes
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:20 AM   #5
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thanks jeff. will definitely put this on the upgrade list.
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