Got em mounted on the XT3
I see that McMaster Carr has 1" bore x 1.25" OD x 1.5" length and 1/8" flange thickness bushings. Any reason they would not work?
Actually, I think it dramatically reduces the chance of galling. M/C chart indicates dynamic radial load rating of 1500 PSI at 60 RPM for the 3/4" tall version of that bushing and 3000 PSI at 60 RPM for the 1.5" version.That's a lot of bushing. More chance of galling.
I was thinking more about more difficulty getting them properly greased. The longer bronze kingpin bushings in big trucks I used to work on had grease grooves in them to allow for proper lubrication.Actually, I think it dramatically reduces the chance of galling. M/C chart indicates dynamic radial load rating of 1500 PSI at 60 RPM for the 3/4" tall version of that bushing and 3000 PSI at 60 RPM for the 1.5" version.
Yeah, I was looking at spacers and they are more expensive than wheels. But I do see the advantage to spacers is having the ability to throw on another wheel w/o having to dismount/mount a tire.Steve, if you have any rubbing issues it will be to the inside against your bucket mount. The hubs have very long studs so you can space the wheels out if you need to.
Now I'm finding them. 8 or 12mm on Amazon for a similar price. Once I get the hubs on and check clearances I'll have a better idea on which way they need to go. Thanks Bill.Steve, this is the link to what I bought. But price is up a bit. I paid 17.85.
<li> Specification: Thickness:10mm </li> <li>Vehicle bolt pattern:98 to 114.3mm Wheel bolt pattern:98 to 114.3mm Inner Diameter:77mm Outer Diameter:148mm </li> <li>item weight:0.84kg package size:18x17x6.5 cm </li> <li>Package Includes: </li> <li>4 Pieces Wheel Spacers</li> <li> </li>...www.ebay.com
That's a great idea Bill. I haven't done it yet because the tire/wheel combos I have are all flats save for one that had a flat due to the bent rim that I hammered back to getting a bead seal. My FIL picked total junk when he went to the golf cart shop and they let you pick what you want and as many as you want free. I may get up there tomorrow and get something that's not flat.Steve, have you got the installation of the 4 bolt hubs installed on the 3240? I bought a 4 inch long piece of steel tubing, that is 1" ID x 1.25" OD on Ebay for $14.75. I like your steel spacer welded in place. But after looking at things, I think you can install the 4 bolt hubs to your XT3, without too much trouble. You will have to drill a 5/16 hole in the end of your spindles about 2" deep, tap it to 3/8" threads. Grind off the stop washer and then take a piece of the 1" x 1.25" spacer and grind out a notch on the top to slide over and around the curve of the XT3 spindle. You should have enough room for the 4 bolt hubs when the area where the stop washer was welded and whatever straight area is beyond that is added to the mix. You actually won't even have to weld it in place if you don't want to, as the notch will hold it in place.