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  1. yankcan0

    yankcan0 Active Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has run American Racing Torq Thrust II's on their trailer? I have a 1991 Ellis tandem with 14"x6" chrome modular rims that came on the trailer. I want to go up to 15" x 6" Torq Thrusts and probably 225/60or 50/ R15 Good year Endurance tires. My concern is with the center caps clearing the bearing buddies. There is a tall cap available but not sure if it will clear. A spacer might have to be used behind the cap. Love the look of the Torq Thrusts. I'm not opposed to removing the 5 allen screws to grease the hubs. Just wondered if anyone has experience with this installation. What do you think?
     
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    bagged97taco Well-Known Member

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    I know someone had some spacers machined for the caps of his torq thrusts. Either @SFV2RVR or @Marko can’t remember
     
  3. SFV2RVR

    SFV2RVR Registered Parker Legend

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    Yep i had spacers machined for my Torque Thrust 2’s.

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    yankcan0 Active Member

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    SFV2RVR I cannot seem to open your attachment. I get an error message. Who machined your spacers? How thick did you have to go? Thanks for the reply.
     
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    n2otoofast4u Well-Known Member

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    I machined mine to just poke through and hate it. If I had to do it over again, I'd just ditch the BB and put caps on the bearings, and install the factory center cover. I service my trailers yearly anyways, so the BB is kind of a waste.

    That all said, I have 4 new caps, and the boat is for sale, so the next owner can do as they wish. 20180612_182347.jpeg
     
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    yankcan0 Active Member

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    Beautiful rig. I think I will remove the B Buddies an put caps on like you suggested. I service mine regularly also. Either way you have to take off 5 lugs or 5 set screws. I have a 598 cu in. SC Connolly 21' Ski Bum that looks very similar. Thanks for the post.
     
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    yankcan0 Active Member

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    That looks like an Ellis trailer. Are those 15" wheels and what size tires?
     
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    I'll be home tomorrow and will see what size they are. As for those allen screws that hold the cap on, they are JUNK!!!! Use caution with those! Locktite on first install and never remove them would be my suggestion.
     
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    Ever get the time to check on your wheel and tire sizes?
     
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    255/50-16
     
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    SFV2RVR Registered Parker Legend

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    I have a buddy that machines them for me in the San Fernando Valley. I can have him make more if you need them done. I wanna say they were close to $35-40 each after all said and done polished. They’re approximately 3/4” thick.

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    Many thanks. I will keep this in mind. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Thanks for checking. I take it they are not an ST rated tire since they are a /50. Seems all the ST rated tires are a /75. Any clearance problems with the fenders?
     

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