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Title: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: ronnieroadster on December 16, 2017, 04:50:56 PM
  Would anyone know if wheel spacers are allowed at Bonneville? The project Im working on needs another 3/4 inch of space so the rear tires do not rub the inner body surface. Longer studs and a properly machined spacers will cost a lot less than custom built wheels so the reason for the question. No mention is made in the rule book 2.G Wheels or on the inspection sheet. 
 Ronnieroadster


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: RichFox on December 16, 2017, 05:31:59 PM
I have used wheel spacers at Bonneville and nobody ever noticed or said anything about them. But I never used 3/4 inch spacers. Don't think I would be comfortable with that.


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 16, 2017, 05:38:56 PM
That's why they make lotsa washers - so you can just stack 'em tall enough to take up the desired amount of slack. :cheers: :cheers: :roll:


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: ronnieroadster on December 16, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
I have used wheel spacers at Bonneville and nobody ever noticed or said anything about them. But I never used 3/4 inch spacers. Don't think I would be comfortable with that.




    What thickness did you use?  


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: ronnieroadster on December 16, 2017, 05:41:42 PM
That's why they make mlotsa washers - so you can just stack 'em tall enough to take up the desired amount of slack. :cheers: :cheers: :roll:

 



 Sorta what Im doing now Slim to get some clearance  :cheers:


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: Stan Back on December 16, 2017, 06:04:00 PM
We've gone over 200 and set records with 3/4-inch spacers -- for the same reason you want to use them.


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: Skip Pipes on December 16, 2017, 07:48:34 PM
I run steel spacers on the rear axle of my Roadster, over 200 mph, no issues.

Skip Pipes


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: Dynoroom on December 17, 2017, 02:14:28 AM
If you don't see a rule don't envision one.  :wink:


Title: Re: Rear wheel spacer question
Post by: ronnieroadster on December 17, 2017, 03:09:15 PM
Thanks to everyone for your guidance and experience all this information will save me A lot of lost time and grief.
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
 Ronnieroadster