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After a few “come to Jesus” moments, I had 6” JD spacers put on the rear wheels but I’m thinking I may have turned the geometry more into a tricycle. I want to put spacers (maybe 3-4”) on the front wheels but can’t seem to find any consensus of whether this would be good or bad. I do have a loader and forks that I use, but I’m not pushing the load limits. Anyone have experience with front wheel spacers?
 

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Front wheel spacers will be expensive as in broken front axle. I am facing the same predicament. I installed 5 1/2 inch Bora rear spacers last fall. My biggest problem is when I load the tractor on the trailer as there is a considerable difference between front and rear tracks. Otherwise, all is fine. I would not use spacers on the front axle as any excessive weight in the loader bucket may possible damage the front axle. If you are thinking that spacers on the front axle will increase stability, that will not happen due to the side to side flexibility of the front axle. It is not fixed like the rear axle. In my estimation, front spacers should not be used if the tractor has a loader.

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Front spacers will not add stability until after the axle pivots enough to hit the stops.
 
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Found this thread in search. Just purchased 4066R and having the factory wheel spacers installed, I believe they are 5". My question is can I reverse my rear wheels so they are dish out to narrow it up a bit if 5" spacers prove too much? If so, how much width will be reduced in total? I have the 16.9 24" R4s.
 

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Found this thread in search. Just purchased 4066R and having the factory wheel spacers installed, I believe they are 5". My question is can I reverse my rear wheels so they are dish out to narrow it up a bit if 5" spacers prove too much? If so, how much width will be reduced in total? I have the 16.9 24" R4s.
That depends on your wheels. The mounting hubs on mine are pretty close to center of the rim so there is no real difference when flipping them.
 
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