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Needing some info on wheel spacers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by chaos316, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    chaos316

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    Can you use wheel spacers on the front only?
    what are the best ones?
    how much space do i need?
    I have a 2011 dclb sport 4x4 with a 3inch lift and 18s that are rubbing at almost full turn
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    What size tires? What's the backspacing of your wheels?
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    if your rubbing at full turn, spacers will make it way worse. just trim the plastic
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    i have nitto terra grappler all terrains lt285/65r18
     
  5. Oct 25, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    ^^^

    I'm asking because depending on the backspacing of the wheels, spacers could make the rubbing worse.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    They come in 1.25"

    Also, what KPT said.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    i have no idea how to find out what my backspacing is. i bought the truck with a 3 inch spacer lift from revtek with the wheels and tires. is it on that back?
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:16 AM
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    You can either take the wheel off and measure the backspacing (consult link below), or if you can find any stamping on them rim, such as "18x9JJ ET-12" or something like that, post it here and we can decode it for you.

    https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    alright thanks a bunch guys. when i have time ill take a look.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    they bolt to the hub, and then the wheel is bolted to them.
    It's the exact same as having a wheel with more backspacing, which is fine.

    wheel shims can be more of an issue.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    IMHO avoid them!!!, almost had catastrophic crash when one broke off rear wheel
     
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