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Old 05-06-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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Wheel Spacers

I know most of you here are against wheel spacers and some of you run wheel spacers without issues... So... Right now I am running Fat Bob's kit with stock wheels and 31x10.5x15 tires. The front tires rub at full lock. Now I wont be able to get new wheels anytime soon, so... I was thinking of picking up set of wheel spacers and space out the front a little... If i like the spacers, I will space the back as well, I would like the wheels to stick out a little, now they are too flush with the fenders. The wheel spacers come in many thicknesses... 5mm, 8mm 12.5mm (1/2"), 1", 2"...

I am thinking of picking up set of 8mm or 12.5mm, the 1" and 2" are too expensive. I would like to stay away from changing lug nuts as well and still be safe.

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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First time i saw ur truck I was like needs at least spacers. I worked at a custom performance shop and we did a few widebodies and whenthe customer wanted to keep stock look with their wheels we would fit the car with a quality spacer. Just wouldn't hammer the truck going offroad
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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It would be unsafe with wheel spacers and using the stock lug nuts IMO. How much lift do you have and what are you rubbing on? I find it hard to believe you are rubbing with 31x10.5" tires.

Edit: just saw in your profile you have a 5 lug.
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It would be unsafe with wheel spacers and using the stock lug nuts IMO. How much lift do you have and what are you rubbing on? I find it hard to believe you are rubbing with 31x10.5" tires.

Edit: just saw in your profile you have a 5 lug.
Ya 5lug... It rubs only at full lock ...

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First time i saw ur truck I was like needs at least spacers. I worked at a custom performance shop and we did a few widebodies and whenthe customer wanted to keep stock look with their wheels we would fit the car with a quality spacer. Just wouldn't hammer the truck going offroad
My truck is 98% of the time street work truck...
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:44 AM   #5
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Have you done the black box mod? That helped with the rubbing issues on my 245.75.16s. El rubbing es no mas. I am running 1/2" spacers because my enduros do not clear the 09 calipers. FYI.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:28 AM   #6
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Wait your running half inch spacers? I didn't get the enduros because they looked to have stuck out to much for me on your truck. Could u have ground the caliper? I ended up getting a 5" backspace on 16x8. I think I can still change the order
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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Yep. Mine have 4.5" backspacing and I have a 1/2" spacer. It rubbed the caliper without the spacer. I didnt grind the calipers at all and the tires only stick out 1/2" - 1". Ill take a picture for you . I like how it looks..
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #8
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I like it too I was just in southern ca two weeks ago and yeah if I lived there it would he fine but don't wanna get my balls busted by the fuzz here in jerz
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:15 PM   #9
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Oh. I didnt realize you can get in trouble with the 5-0 for having your wheels stick out a little. Sucks for you! haha
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Have you done the black box mod? That helped with the rubbing issues on my 245.75.16s. El rubbing es no mas. I am running 1/2" spacers because my enduros do not clear the 09 calipers. FYI.
Do you run stock wheel studs? How many turns were u able to turn the wheel lugs with the spacers installed?
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Yeah. Stock studs. The lug nuts are bulge acorn et (extra thread). The get me 9 turns with the spacers.
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Only spacer I used was the ones that had the lugs on the spacer
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are you totally against buying new rims? with a negative offset it'll push them out and away and your truck would look a little better with after market rims...
I know, money is an issue. I would rather invest in re-gearing the truck. 2.7L with 3.33 gears and 31x10.5x15 tires sucks ass while accelerating!
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I have 1.5" Spacers on the rear... they're the ones that have new studs in them though. They haven't had any issues so far.
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spacers will make you rub worse
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spacers will make you rub worse
How so? To clarify... I am only rubbing at full lock and it rubs NOT on the wheel well it rubs on the front sway bar...
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Yeah. Stock studs. The lug nuts are bulge acorn et (extra thread). The get me 9 turns with the spacers.
Exactly what size thread pitch bulge acorn lug nuts you have?
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