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my rhino i just purchased doesnt have the safety spacers or doors installed..is it to late to have yamaha do that? 05 660..because id like to have some 1 or 1.5 spacers
 

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If it hasn't been done you should be able to take it to your local dealer and have it done for free. Personally I like the doors keeps trail hazards and debris out of the cab.
 

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Just had mine done yesterday! Doors, Rear wheel spacers, removed sway bar, and installed a nice left hand grab handle for the "little" Mrs... My dealer was great about the whole thing. Again, hats off to this site! It Rocks!
 

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Ditch the wheel spacers (hard on wheel bearing)
 

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I thought about the added stress on the bearings...especially with 26x12's and aftermarket wheels. They defininatly stick out. But! with that being said...What a major improvment in ride and handling. I took it out on the same little trail system behind my house ( hills, off-cambers, ect...) and I could really tell the difference. May just run it for a while like this and periodically check the bearings.
 

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i dont see spacers being any worse then a wheel with more of offset.. the weight is still shifted on the bearings
 

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1.5 or 2" spacers on the rear only with aftermarket 5+2 wheels is the best way to roll if you have stock a-arms...

Add 1.5 spacers on front with stock rims only...that is same total offset/center track spacing as aftermarket 5+2 wheels

Do not combine reverse offset rims and spacers...

Do not use spacers with aftermarket wheels on front or reverse offset on front...

The added stress on the rear is minimal...the gains are huge...

The added stress on the front is excessive...the gains in stability are marginal...the slower steering is as much a detriment to off camber stability as the narrower center track spacing with tighter, more reliable, quicker steering...

Wheel spacers are mechanically superior to reverse offset wheels and with 5+2 on all four corners you can rotate wheels if need be...

Nothing wrong with reverse offset wheels on the rear only imo as long as you have stock a-arms...
 

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Hey Craig, Great write up!. All my wheels look to be 8" 5+3. The rear spacer is 2" I took it out again today and tried to get it into some ugly situations and then parked it. Got off and looked at the suspension, ect... Looks pretty good so far
 

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So I just bought a used 07 rhino... Does yamaha still grant the spacers and such for the second owner? If so what do I do? Just simply contact a yamaha dealer near me?

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Kyle
 

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yep..contact them and give the serial number so they run it and see if its been done..doenst matter how many owners..remove sway bar, install spacers on rear wheels, add doors, and a passengar handle
 

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I can see the spacers, doors, etc. But why remove a sway bar? Those things are what makes a vehicle a lot more stable in high speed cornering and off camber situations. Someone somewhere obviously doesn't know anything about sway bars which actually aren't sway bars they're called stabilizer bars, which basically what they do is when you take a corner hard they transfer some of the weight to the opposite side of the vehicle making the vehicle's outside, wheels keep contact with the ground.
 
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