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Offline SUNNY1881

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Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« on: June 17, 2008, 11:22:04 AM »
Ok so I've had my bike 6 weeks now and finally got out this weekend to ride, I know I know but I have two kids, so I just barely got out this weekend. But anyways I was a lil unstable at times getting pushed around side to side when weaving in and out on some trails and also when I was just riding fast in fifth and sixed gear going straight in open river bottom. Would wheel spacers help get my tires out further for better stability? I dont have a lot of money and Im not looking to drop a lot of money into my bike with aftermarket stuff, just lil things here and there to make the bike a lil easier and pleasurable to ride, Thanks, Sunny!

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What about these?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 11:23:10 AM »
I know this is a cheap alternative, but Im all about cheap if it works.Are these okay to do or will this cause future issues? Please take a look.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-10m...spagenameZWDVW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-whe...spagenameZWDVW

What do you all think?

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 11:31:17 AM »
links don't work. BUt I am pretty sure you are rferring to the extended studs. WHich I think are OK if you do not ride too hard, they put alot of stress on your hubs and lugs. I am getting some for the dunes for the rear only for my 660.
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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 11:33:35 AM »
wheel spacers are a big no no if you do jumps over lets say 10ft. if you just trail ride i would get them.
f*ck the system? i didnt even know there was a system!


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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 11:34:48 AM »
wheel spacers are a big no no if you do jumps over lets say 10ft. if you just trail ride i would get them.


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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008, 11:41:33 AM »
links don't work. BUt I am pretty sure you are rferring to the extended studs. WHich I think are OK if you do not ride too hard, they put alot of stress on your hubs and lugs. I am getting some for the dunes for the rear only for my 660.

The links work on the other site. But oh well, yeah im talking about stud extender's. Im just a basic rider, no jumping or anything, just trail ride and hill climb. Will these put a lot of stress on the stock studs and possibly snap them?  :help:

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 11:42:51 AM »
What's best front and rear for more stability or just rear or just front?

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008, 11:48:44 AM »
fronts will make your steering geometry change and be very jumpy, I would not recommend them on the front. It is too much wear for the components up there, for me, at least. Adding them to the rear will help to start sliding sooner instead of biting, it also effectively lowers your center of gravity. For the front, look into the "diamondj" suspension widener kit. They are all over ebay as well. It extends your a-arm and shcok mounte out 2.5 inches. It is a cheap alternative to new arms, and you don't need to buy shocks.
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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 11:52:53 AM »
cant go wrong having the rear wider than the front. never do the other way around. ITP makes some wheels that have an offset that will give you 2 inches on each side on the front also.
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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 12:39:31 PM »
links don't work. BUt I am pretty sure you are rferring to the extended studs. WHich I think are OK if you do not ride too hard, they put alot of stress on your hubs and lugs. I am getting some for the dunes for the rear only for my 660.

Just curious, how do you get a pic in the body of your reply's? I.E. like your pic of bike sitting in the dunes?

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 01:17:34 PM »
I have ITP wheels that widen the front 2 inches, and they were only $20.
I wouldnt get spacers, maybe hubs..


To get the pic you just put an image code in your signature..

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 01:17:54 PM »
links don't work. BUt I am pretty sure you are rferring to the extended studs. WHich I think are OK if you do not ride too hard, they put alot of stress on your hubs and lugs. I am getting some for the dunes for the rear only for my 660.

Just curious, how do you get a pic in the body of your reply's? I.E. like your pic of bike sitting in the dunes?

He's linking the pictures from photobucket, or imageshack  :thumbs:

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 01:27:36 PM »
I have ITP wheels that widen the front 2 inches, and they were only $20.
I wouldnt get spacers, maybe hubs..


To get the pic you just put an image code in your signature..

Where is the image code? How do I put it in the signature? I know where the signature is in the Profile area, just where do I get image code and get it into signature?

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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 01:39:48 PM »
I have ITP wheels that widen the front 2 inches, and they were only $20.
I wouldnt get spacers, maybe hubs..


To get the pic you just put an image code in your signature..

Where is the image code? How do I put it in the signature? I know where the signature is in the Profile area, just where do I get image code and get it into signature?



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Re: Unstable, should I do Wheel Spacers?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2008, 02:17:45 PM »
Like i said on RF, hell no to the ebay links lol.. sorry man but i just dont think its worth it