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    Wheel spacers... to paint or not to paint?

    I bought some steel wheel spacers from Motorsport Tech for my 3046r. 2” front and 4” rear. With them being steel, I assume they will rust. I bought some JD Green paint. Any reason why they shouldn’t be painted?

    Also... I believe I read somewhere that spacers on the 3046 will void the warranty. Anyone know why? And has anyone on here installed wheel spacers on this tractor without any long term affects? The tractor is so tipsy without them. I’d rather risk what I would assume is a rare chance of damage over risking a roll over. But, I also don’t know much... so, enlighten me!

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    You won’t have any trouble just the way they so I wouldn’t worry about painting them.
    Can’t help with the other question.
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    Raw steel? I'd absolutely paint them. I got the aluminum ones for my 3720, so I left them o'natural.

    Yes, JD has officially made the statement about not using spacers on the newer 30xxR series, but many dealers still install them and many guys still use them. You could/should ask your dealer for his thoughts, just in case..
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    I installed the 2" Motorsport Tech "Steel" spacers on my 3320. I did spray them with self-etching zinc phosphate primer before installing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Raw steel? I'd absolutely paint them. I got the aluminum ones for my 3720, so I left them o'natural.
    I didn't even give that a thought, mine are also aluminum but I guess I made the mistake of assuming the steel would also come painted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Raw steel? I'd absolutely paint them. I got the aluminum ones for my 3720, so I left them o'natural.

    Yes, JD has officially made the statement about not using spacers on the newer 30xxR series, but many dealers still install them and many guys still use them. You could/should ask your dealer for his thoughts, just in case..
    Ken, what’s the deal with the 3 series? Why no wheel spacers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Ken, what’s the deal with the 3 series? Why no wheel spacers?
    I don't have the "official" reason, I just know they no longer approve them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Ken, what’s the deal with the 3 series? Why no wheel spacers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I don't have the "official" reason, I just know they no longer approve them.
    Speculation on my part..... Must be a loading issue with the Axle..... There's no other obvious good reason not to approve the use of spacers.....

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