If one of the mods wants to move this thread to the wheels and tires section, thats fine. I figured it would belong here due to my issue being directly related to duallys.
Let me start off by saying I am very impressed with the quality of the spacers that Fred designs (and for his customer service 100% top notch). Also, this thread is in no way what so ever intended to be putting down him or his product.
I read a while back that either Badnight or Mudrunningpig (maybe some one else also I can't remember) had some diffulity removing the 2 inch spacers from between the rear tires.
When I installed them last night they were tight just as everyone else had described them to be (needing to be somewhat "pressed" on using a ratchet). I cleaned the flange with emory cloth and also used anti sieze to help keep them from freezing on. I tightened them up in the normal pattern and went back over them again to make sure all were torqued to factory spec. Both spacers were equaly as tight on each side so I didnt think anything of it.
The past two days have pretty much been a nightmare dealing with these tires. The tire shop I used (that we have taken out vehicles to for years) scratched the **** out of one of my front wheels by not having the rubber pads on the bead breaker. The bolts that hold the pads in were however still present and decieded that they would take out a nice gouge out of the wheel. The owner of the shop is going to take care of the wheel (however I get it resolved). I never let the tire shops people take off or install my wheels, too many ruined studs from a impact wrench happy mech. in the past lol. So I get home, get everything buttoned up, and take her for a spin. Before I left my driveway two of my wheel weights has fallen off from the mechanic not installing them correctly.
I tried to remove the tires last nigth to take them and get them to reballance and fix the issue. The spacers are not going anywhere so I took the truck and all to the shop this morning and they have no way to pull them off (no hub pullers or any other pullers for some reason).
So, what kind of puller or tool or method have you guys used to remove these things. I spoke to Fred earlier and he gave me some advise about trying to unlodge them using 4x4 posts but i'm not sure a 4x4 will fit back there between the tires and the leaf springs.
He also said that he had never had anyone call and bring the issue to his attention, even told me that when I got them off to send them back and he would take off another 0.010 off the inside free of charge. Not many people around anymore that would offer to help out like that.
Well I didn't mean to be this long winded but come on guys help me out lol.