I dunno how it would really affect the tierods. I'm not saying somebody hasn' broken them, I just don't understand how it would. I have heard that spacers will put more stress on the SPINDLE, through the hubs. The extra stress created from the offset goes into the hub, but is transferred through in great force, to the spindle. The spindle is the part most likely to be damaged, but it would more likely bend before breaking. I was told this by a friend that has been into racing since the three-wheeler days, and now runs an ATV salvage place. He told me that if I was gonna run spacers to go on and get an extra set of spindles and carry with me (I race MX, remember) in case I bend one. I'm planning on putting a set of 1" spacers in the front end of my new racer (I have a friend at a machine shop, so it'd be cheap), but may pull them back out.
But if you look at it this way. If your right front tire is extended out thats creating more leverage to bend the tie rod then if the tire was closer to the frame like in the stock position. So if the tire and rim were to get clipped by a tree causing a blow to it forcing the tire and rim to twist to the right, that sudden jerk and the final blow would be enough to bend it. I dono if you guys get what im saying, it would be easier to show in person.
I see what you're saying Slithers. It's like this...a stick that's a foot long is easier to break than a stick that's 6 inches long. Same diameter, leonger length equals less strength. Didn't really think of that. But it's worth the risk of a bent tierod for the extra stability of the width.
Titanium studs would be $10 each :lol: . Thats 4 studs per wheels. I think i'll go out and break abunch of studs before I spend that much money on them. A hammer we bought for construction has a Titanium head and it cost $75 but its really light and very durable.
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