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post #1 of 15 Old 05-24-2016, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel help

I think I'm going to go with the 4in rough country lift, with 35in toyo open country MT. I'm looking for some advice for the wheels though. I don't know weather to go with 22x14s or 22x12s. I like when the wheels stick out but I feel like the 14 wides would be too much, so I'm leaning more towards the 12 wides. If I do run the 12s are wheel spacers a bad idea??? If you could, please post some pictures of your trucks with 12 wides or 14 wides. Any advise helps

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A 10" rim is plenty wide for 35" tire's if they are 12.50s. If they are 14.50s then a 12" rim will be okay. Personally I would not use spacers especially on the steer axle

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Wheel Spacers

Might be pretty stupid to ask this, but I was looking at purchasing some 2 inch wheel spacers and was wondering if this is a good idea. I was looking at a set from supreme suspensions billet wheel spacers.

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Never a good idea. Wheels and backspacing etc are designed to keep the center of the wheel over the load bearing part of the axle....the hub etc.

I've seen too many spacers fail and everyone does it for the wide stance stuff that seems to be cool. You are greatly sacrificing reliability and wear and tear on parts.
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Spacers are generally safe to use. But if you are going to use them to space out the rims really far or you use your rig for towing, spacers are not a good idea.
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Never a good idea. Wheels and backspacing etc are designed to keep the center of the wheel over the load bearing part of the axle....the hub etc.

I've seen too many spacers fail and everyone does it for the wide stance stuff that seems to be cool. You are greatly sacrificing reliability and wear and tear on parts.



typical front steer axle OEM spacer used on a dually

ford dana 80 ( most dually ) rear spacer




you can see the distance to bearing center has changed dramatically

if you use a spacer make sure you get the proper style (ie hubcentric) and a good brand

every dually with oversized tires runs a dually spacer between the rim


but you eliminate any user error or product failure point by not running a spacer

same can be said for keeping with stock wheels and tires i guess

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Does anyone have a link to a good set of 2 inch spacers? I might just space the rear out because the front already sticks out I good amount


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there are a few really good brands

here is one WheelAdapter.com is your number one source for wheel adapters, wheel spacers, used wheels, and wheel studs.

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[QUOTE=ZMANN;14402689]there are a few really good brands



Do I really need to spend $370 on steel spacers or could I buy some aluminum ones for cheaper?



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