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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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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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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.
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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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That looks like an Ellis trailer. Are those 15" wheels and what size tires?
 

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That looks like an Ellis trailer. Are those 15" wheels and what size tires?
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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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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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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hey my name is Kenny can you see if your friend cane make some for me I just built a new dolly trailer for my 21 rayson craft gn boat thanks 310-766-4619
 

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hey my name is Kenny can you see if your friend cane make some for me I just built a new dolly trailer for my 21 rayson craft gn boat thanks 310-766-4619
No problem. I just sold my last 4 last weekend. I’ll make a call and get some ordered up


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Another alternative is to cut the center out of the stock AR cap so it fits over the bearing buddy. That's what I did on my Mach 22 trailer. I can't find any pics right now, IIRC the bearing buddy stick out of the cap about 1/2".

Pretty simple process on a lathe, i drilled and tapped a fixture plate to hold the cap, mounted it in the lathe chuck, drilled a 1" hole and then bored to about .030" over the diameter of the bearing Buddy vinyl cover.
 

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Another alternative is to cut the center out of the stock AR cap so it fits over the bearing buddy. That's what I did on my Mach 22 trailer. I can't find any pics right now, IIRC the bearing buddy stick out of the cap about 1/2".

Pretty simple process on a lathe, i drilled and tapped a fixture plate to hold the cap, mounted it in the lathe chuck, drilled a 1" hole and then bored to about .030" over the diameter of the bearing Buddy vinyl cover.
thats exactly what i was going to do are you happy with the way it looks, thanks for the response
 

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thats exactly what i was going to do are you happy with the way it looks, thanks for the response
I have 12 of them getting made. Should have them next week sometime then I’ll send them out to polish.


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I have 12 of them getting made. Should have them next week sometime then I’ll send them out to polish.


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I have 12 of them getting made. Should have them next week sometime then I’ll send them out to polish.


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thanks so much let me know what i owe u and how to pay i really appreciate it. do u have any pics of them on
 

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thanks so much let me know what i owe u and how to pay i really appreciate it. do u have any pics of them on
I wanna say they’re around $140 for a set of 4 by the time I pay for the material and have them water jetted and sent out for polishing.


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I wanna say they’re around $140 for a set of 4 by the time I pay for the material and have them water jetted and sent out for polishing.


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sounds good thanks again
 

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thats exactly what i was going to do are you happy with the way it looks, thanks for the response
I think they look good. Certainly easy to manage the Bearing Buddies with open caps.

Sorry the pics aren't a little more direct, for some reason I didn't get any shots straight on before I sold the boat.

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I have 12 of them getting made. Should have them next week sometime then I’ll send them out to polish.


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Hey mark. I would be interested in getting a set of them if available. Let me know thanks.
 

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Hey mark. I would be interested in getting a set of them if available. Let me know thanks.
No problem. You just need 4?


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Parts are at polish. Hopefully they’ll be done in the next couple of days.


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Parts are at polish. Hopefully they’ll be done in the next couple of days.


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let me know what I need to do to get you paid thanks again kenny 310-766-4619
 

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let me know what I need to do to get you paid thanks again kenny 310-766-4619
Do you have Venmo? I’m picking them up from the polisher this afternoon.


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Hey mark. I would be interested in getting a set of them if available. Let me know thanks.
Shipping them out this morning. Send me your address please


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