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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Searched forums and can't find torque specs for wheel spacers

Hey everyone,
I searched but can't find torque specs for 1 1/2" wheel spacers and rims attached to the spacers. They are aluminium spacers, and steel rims. I have a 2003 sportsman 700. I put new tires and rims on it that are a 137mm spacing, that's why the spacers were needed to convert to the 137.

A little rundown on why, I bought some take-offs from the local dealer and got 27x9x12 front and 27x11x12s rear Blackstone hp009 otr tires on steel rims. I don't know what they were taken off of, maybe a side by side, i dont know.
I'm a newbie so I'm learning as I go! Lol

Anyone know what the torque specs are please?

Also, I was wondering, Original tires were 25's these are 27's. Do i need to put a 2" lift, or a clutch kit or both because of the larger tires?

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Torque spec would be the same as that of an aluminum wheel. And you will want to tighten them up and re-check them in about a hundred miles or so.

Not sure about the lift. You can usually go 1" bigger than stock without needing one but you are 2" bigger. Unless someone chimes in that has done the same thing, just ride it and find out. If the tires rub at steering lock or on the trails then you probably do need it.

Clutch kit would be a yes in my opinion. You have added significant rolling weight over the stock set up. A clutch kit will help save the belt and bring back some of the performance

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Torque the spacer the same as the wheel nut - 30 ft lbs

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