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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:04 AM
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Boost wheel spacers

Anyone running boost wheels and spacers?

I ask because I remember some individuals running into issues with boost wheels not fitting spacers.

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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:11 AM
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i thought spacers were the only way to run boosts on a defender..
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:16 AM
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i thought spacers were the only way to run boosts on a defender..
Nope, I'm running Boosts without spacers...
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:35 AM
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I think you only need them on non NAS trucks. 90s anyway NAS110 I have no idea
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:39 AM
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Isn't it an issue with rear drum brakes? I'm sure a NYC Booster Club member will chime in shortly with some actual experience.
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:39 AM
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I think you only need them on non NAS trucks. 90s anyway NAS110 I have no idea
80s trucks and nas 110s need spacers or you can't run center caps. Nas90s and trucks with modern axles can run all alloys with no spacers.
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:51 AM
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80s trucks and nas 110s need spacers or you can't run center caps. Nas90s and trucks with modern axles can run all alloys with no spacers.
I've got 24 spline front and rear with disc brakes all around.

I just remember a member having issues with alloys and spacers
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:54 AM
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I'm running RN spacers on my boost rims. Mine is a 94 NAS truck
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:58 AM
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I'm running RN spacers on my boost rims. Mine is a 94 NAS truck
But isn't it a choice due to tire size?

Boosts are spaced the same as freestyles.

You don't need spacers to use them.

I don't know about splines just that older trucks were not made for alloys. I think mid 90s was the change.
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I am running spacers on my 110 with mine....
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I'm running RN spacers on my boost rims. Mine is a 94 NAS truck
Yes!

I think that's what I'm asking; I've seen issues with the alloys and spacers not fitting correctly.

But If RN spacers work then that's what I'll run
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 05:58 PM
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Yup Barry, im only running them because i have very large tires. Needed to push them out a bit. RN's are a lot more expensive than the ebay kind but they fit mine just fine.

JT, I am going to put on 255/85r16s soon and will not need the spacers. If you can wait a month I'd sell them to you if you aren't in a hurry.
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I think you only need them on non NAS trucks. 90s anyway NAS110 I have no idea
Plenty of non NAS Defenders running around England with Boosts from Factory
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 07:05 PM
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Yup Barry, im only running them because i have very large tires. Needed to push them out a bit. RN's are a lot more expensive than the ebay kind but they fit mine just fine. JT, I am going to put on 255/85r16s soon and will not need the spacers. If you can wait a month I'd sell them to you if you aren't in a hurry.
I can wait a month unless someone buys those XCLs on my truck;

Pm me when you make the swap
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 09:18 PM
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80s trucks and nas 110s need spacers or you can't run center caps. Nas90s and trucks with modern axles can run all alloys with no spacers.
Yep, Barry is correct on the NAS 110. I have spacers with the Boost wheels. The problem is with the rear axle flange. Be sure to use locktiite.
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The older trucks have a hub flange that sticks out further and the bolts contact the wheel so that it will not tighten down. Some people have ground away a little at the wheel to make it clear the hub flange bolts. The center cap will not stay on as the dust boot sticks out too far. The newer trucks have a hub flange that isn't as thick so the wheels work.
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The older trucks have a hub flange that sticks out further and the bolts contact the wheel so that it will not tighten down. Some people have ground away a little at the wheel to make it clear the hub flange bolts. The center cap will not stay on as the dust boot sticks out too far. The newer trucks have a hub flange that isn't as thick so the wheels work.
Well said. Thats what I meant to say.
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