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 Post subject: Dual Wheels on Rear
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Vehicle: 1999 Forester GT

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I love my forester(s) and I am going to commit sacrilege on a new wrecking one. I feel dirty, but here goes.

I want to put dual wheels on the back axle of my farm forester so that I can tow a slasher around my block.

Comments please on whether anyone has fitted dual wheels (probably via extended studs) and whether the axle can stand up to it.

OK, Bring it on.


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 Post subject: Re: Dual Wheels on Rear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:34 pm 
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So the slasher doesn't need PTO?

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 Post subject: Re: Dual Wheels on Rear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Vehicle: 2005 MY05 X 4EAT

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I don't think it's a good idea to rely on long studs to mount a wheel. When looking at a truck's back wheels, the rims are mounted on the hub back to back and they are hubcentric so the weight is take by the axle, not the wheel studs.

I know you are probably looking to DIY something up for a paddock basher so I'm wondering if you can get some hubcentric wheel spacers in 5 x 100, mount your first wheel normally, then put a wheel spacer on, then mount your second wheel backwards. I'm not sure if that'll work but just a random idea I had.

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hope to see some pics of your double wheels setup :D


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 Post subject: Re: Dual Wheels on Rear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:34 pm 
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Just get some steel rims with tyres removed. Put them side by side, then weld a bead all the way around. Then put the tyres back on the rims and inflate. Would have to use very narrow tyres as the bulge at the side wall will touch a bit. Once done, get a hole saw or angle grinder and make access so you can use a long extension on a rattle gun to zip the nuts up.

Would also have to check suspension travel and make sure the new tyres wont baah the archs. May also have to use the angle grinder to make some wheel space in the back archs.

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 Post subject: Re: Dual Wheels on Rear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:20 pm 
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If you end up going the full Mad Max look to the modifications please post pics :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Dual Wheels on Rear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:12 pm 
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ive never seen this and i really want to.

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