Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).
b.benz at charter.net
Thu Sep 11 21:56:12 EDT 2003
> From: DAK <dak at rochester.rr.com>
> I think he is talking about having the center of the wheel (tire tread)
> moved away from the center of the bearing. I'm not sure how closely they
> line up in a stock configuration, but would imagine they are pretty
> close. Shifting the wheel out changes the load on the bearing.
David, You've missed his stated point that I was objecting to, that being
that wheel spacers increase the load on wheel bearings independent of
> I would expect the outer race would be more heavliy loaded.
Why, and relative to what, the inner race? The couple forces are equal on
the two, inner and outer race.
Further, Taka never did address my Q, that being:
How does your wheel bearing know the difference between a spacered offset
and a wheel offset of equal magnitude?
> Bernie Benz wrote:
>>> From: TM <t44tq at mindspring.com>
>>> Second, that large of a spacer starts putting the wheels so far outboard
>>> that I would be concerned with wheel bearing life.
>> Taka, How does your wheel bearing know the difference between a spacered
>> offset and a wheel offset of equal magnitude?
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