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    Wheel spacer question!

    Most places offer them in steel and aluminum! What’s the difference? (Other than material obviously) Is one better than other? Pros/cons


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    I've owned both and I cannot tell any difference. Have aluminum now on the 1025r believe they are 1 1/8" thick. Some take the spacers off during the summer months. With the 54" I can leave mine on year around , once in a while I need to leave tractor in N and just roll the tractor a fraction of a inch.
    I was told if I had ordered a 1 1/2 -2" I would not be able to use the right rear gauge wheel on 54" deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    I've owned both and I cannot tell any difference. Have aluminum now on the 1025r believe they are 1 1/8" thick. Some take the spacers off during the summer months. With the 54" I can leave mine on year around , once in a while I need to leave tractor in N and just roll the tractor a fraction of a inch.
    I was told if I had ordered a 1 1/2 -2" I would not be able to use the right rear gauge wheel on 54" deck.
    So would you just get the less expensive set?


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    i have them on both my 1025r and 2038. The ones on the 1025r are steel the ones on the 2038 are factory so I don't know what they are. I would say either metal would work. Main thing is torque them and check them often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wvdeere View Post
    So would you just get the less expensive set?


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    I went with aluminum, they are less expensive, at least right now. The way I looked at it, say even if they only lasted 5 years for whatever reason, that's $23 per year each. So if I skip lunch out four times in a years time they are paid for.
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    Do the aluminum spacers use threads or studs to mount the wheel? If threads do they have steel inserts? My only worry with aluminum would be if they used aluminum threads, that "Might" strip?
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    If I had my choice, I'd choose aluminum for a car or truck (less unsprung weight), and for a tractor, I'd choose steel (more weight ... like wheel weights). The other less important issue like dissimilar metals and corrosion would have some consideration, but not the deciding factor.

    The other thing I'd consider is whether hub-centric or wheel bolt/lug-centric. Personally I like hub-centric.

    If I were looking for my ideal wheel spacer, it'd be steel-hub-centric.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    I bought mine 3 yrs ago from Motorsport talked with Lenny believe he is the owner.. Have always found mine at proper torque when I check them about once a year.

    Been Happy so far with the choice.
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    My 455 AWS tractors required them for tire chain clearance and they never sold with the rest of the tractors. I later determined the 1025R has the same bolt pattern, so I plan to utilize them at some point on the 1025R. These were the spacers sold by John Deere. They were aluminum, an inch or maybe a bit more thick, hub concentric and no studs. As the spacers threaded holes were drilled/threaded completely through and the wheel attaching bolts nearly as long, I have no concerns about stripped threads. I do apply anti-seize to all the wheel bolts more out of practice, but in this case it should eliminate any dissimilar metals corrosion issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    Do the aluminum spacers use threads or studs to mount the wheel? If threads do they have steel inserts? My only worry with aluminum would be if they used aluminum threads, that "Might" strip?

    I have the 2" AL ones on my 3720, the holes are threaded with no inserts. I've never read of an issue, but IF there was they have a lifetime warranty.





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