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Rhino Rob
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PostSubject: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 4:14 pm

Anybody removed the New rear spaces on the retrofitted rhinos ? i am thinking about taking mine off as the maxxis are throwing mud all over the place. i dont believe any aftermarket flares would work right now. Any difficulties removing them?
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 4:18 pm

Rob , pull the 2 inch spacers off.
and replace with 1 inch spacers.
then install mairs fender flairs.
and you wont get covered any more.... Eat

This is the way Red was set up. and it worked great... allright
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 6:43 pm

I believe there will be a little issue about the wheel studs. When you take the 2" spacers off, you wont have any. Yamaha removes your wheel studs and the 2" spacers have them built into the spacer. They make it a pain in the ass to do away with them.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 7:00 pm

chris , so i have to buy wheel spacers ? that bites ! Spacers 971386
marty i didnt think about it before hand, but your probably right. yammy might be gunshy and would not leave anything to chance by leaving the smaller ones on .


hmmm wonder if i could modify some flares with a piece of hard plastic, like the trash cans, cut a "half moon" about so many inches wide, pop rivet it to the box frame and the fender flares?

I absolutely got covered up, couldnt throw the gas to it coming out of the puddles.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 7:37 pm

Here is an old post of mine that may interest you Rob. These should cover your tires.
wvyankee2 wrote:
OK guys, here's the deal. http://www.autobarn.net/pac52170.html
Pacer Flexy Flares. You need to buy 2 boxes to do your whole Rhino. Less than $90.00 shipped to the house. These are 1/4 inch thick Synthetic Rubber. Will take all the abuse you want to give them, and pop right back in place. Really pretty easy to install once I figured them out. These are preformed into a curve, and designed to go on Auto fenders. I had a tough time bending them, until I remembered a trick a trim carpenter showed me once. I trimed the back of the flange by cutting V's in it every so often. This made the flares much easier to bend to the contours of the Rhino fenders. I fastened them with sheet Metal screws that came with them, and then touched up the screw heads with Black Auto touch up paint. Turned out real nice, and the coverage is great. I really feel I couldn't have bought a better set for the Rhino. Here is some pics.

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You need to drill pilot holes where they connect to the rollbar behind the front fender. need to be right size or you'll break the screwheads off when screwing in. You fasten these behind the flange, instead of on top of it.
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Here is how I cut the back flange for easy bending. The flares trim out very easy with a sharp razor knife. I put them on then cut about a 1/8 inch slice out for the hood to open. Didn't cut for the bed dump, cause I never plan to dump it.

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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 8:21 pm

I pulled mine off shortly after they put them on. You just pull the wheels off then there is 4 nuts on the back side you remove them and remove the spacer then install 4 lug studs on each side. I still had my 8 old studs so I just put them back in.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 8:43 pm

Thanks guys for the tips.

mu-and-guts, what size were the studs, and since i dont have any old ones, where can i pick them up ?
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 8:50 pm

Rhino Rob wrote:
Thanks guys for the tips.

mu-and-guts, what size were the studs, and since i dont have any old ones, where can i pick them up ?

I'm not sure what size they are but your local Yamaha shop should have several take outs laying around. You might call them and get a set for free.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 8:50 pm

hey robert yeah i would rip those spacers off and mine didnt come on the rhino when i got it but for 80 bucks these ones are the daddys http://www.hunterworks.com/inc/sdetail/25247
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 8:57 pm

Corey, theres a bunch of us that made something like that, we used mud flaps and cut and trimmed them to fit. installed them using the bolts in the frame that hold the factory door to the frame.
lot cheaper, maybe not as pretty, but functional
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 9:03 pm

i was just making an offer, :D that is wat is on mine and they keep alot of mud off you when u dont have the doors on.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 9:39 pm

Rob , its a shame i did not know this before
bell county. I have a brand new set of the 08
regular wheel studs and lug nuts , still in the
bag. i would of just gave them to you.... allright

Chris... Eat
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 11:19 pm

Marty, Did you not every dump your bed????? Spacers Icon_scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyWed Sep 23, 2009 11:25 pm

I'm running the 2" Yamaha ones on the rear, and 1" spacers on the front, with the ITP steel wheels with 5+2 offset. I don't have any real problems with getting mud in the cab, running Maier fender flares and splashguards. A chunk occassionally off a front tire when turning, but I've never noticed anything coming in from the rear...

Here's Windrock mud patterns:

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Here's Vermont mud patterns:

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I get more mud flying up in the bed than I do in the cab... and that's still not enough to really complain about.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 4:41 am

Big-R wrote:
Marty, Did you not every dump your bed????? Spacers Icon_scratch


Yeah, I eventually cut them where the bed separates.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 10:55 am

wvyankee2 wrote:
Big-R wrote:
Marty, Did you not every dump your bed????? Spacers Icon_scratch


Yeah, I eventually cut them where the bed separates.

You don't think that one through all the way did you.......

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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 3:53 pm

Big-R wrote:
wvyankee2 wrote:
Big-R wrote:
Marty, Did you not every dump your bed????? Spacers Icon_scratch


Yeah, I eventually cut them where the bed separates.

You don't think that one through all the way did you.......


No I didn't. I realized when a stick came thru where the bed dumped and ripped a rear flare 1/2 off. ownedsm roflmao
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 9:10 pm

wvyankee2 wrote:
I believe there will be a little issue about the wheel studs. When you take the 2" spacers off, you wont have any. Yamaha removes your wheel studs and the 2" spacers have them built into the spacer. They make it a pain in the ass to do away with them.
Thats what they did to mine, Where we ride it is just to tight with the addition to the added 4inches so i took mine off. Just go back to the dealership an they will give you the studs back, at least mine did.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 11:15 am

ok i took one side off, the spacer has the wheel studs seated in them. i took a larger bolt and started the nut on it, then placed it covering the top of the stud in the 2" spacer. Took a hammer and popped it right out
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 11:48 am

Rhino Rob wrote:
ok i took one side off, the spacer has the wheel studs seated in them. i took a larger bolt and started the nut on it, then placed it covering the top of the stud in the 2" spacer. Took a hammer and popped it right out

So your saying the studs from the spacer work in the hub? I never thought about that.
I just had the dealer put my old studs in the glove department when they installed the spacers.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 3:00 pm

yep they worked great. now i have 2 , 2 inch round whatevers in the barn. yep pretty easy, tho betty helped me on the second one. i am ready to ride now! got some fender flares and lights coming this week
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PostSubject: Re: Spacers   Spacers EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 3:25 pm

Rhino Rob wrote:
yep they worked great. now i have 2 , 2 inch round whatevers in the barn. yep pretty easy, tho betty helped me on the second one. i am ready to ride now! got some fender flares and lights coming this week


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