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Old 03-06-2014, 06:43 PM
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2002 scrubbing tires on leafs

I have a set of 2012 rims with 33in Michelin tires and they rub pretty bad and made my turning radius go to s**t. Would I be better off converting my leafs to coils and placing an 08 axel underneath? Or go with 2" spacers. I've heard horrible things about spacers. So that has me worried. And if I do the swaps what all do I need and about how much will it hurt my wallet? Also I heard somewhere I would need to exchange the back end as well. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:44 AM
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Why don't you either go to stock wheels or some aftermarket with the proper backspacing?
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:17 AM
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Just got these for practically free. If I have a way to improve the truck overall and give it better steering, I'd rather do that.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:35 AM
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Use the search function and look up '05+ axle swaps. You will need to do front and rear, otherwise the truck stance will be all goofy. Fairly straight forward process. Just time and labor intensive.
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I've looked but are there any with the 08 or newer? I hear they have the best turning radiuses.
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stock wheels 05+ will not fit unless you buy the correct 2 inch spacers.
it is extremely unsafe to run them without the correct spacers on there.
i have tried 05 rims on my truck before and it looked plain stupid and had no turning radius, they immediately came off.

cheaper aluminum spacers are 300-400 bucks.

steal spacers are around 500 bucks.
which goes pretty far when buying new rims....
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:46 PM
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I got 2" spacers already but never mounted them. Tell you the truth, I've hardly looked at them. They were in my tool box when I bought it. They're a fit but never though to pay attention to the material of them though. Also my rims/tires are riding smooth and perfectly without the spacers mounted. Only the tight turning sucks. Jw, but how is it extremely dangerous to run them?

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Old 03-27-2014, 07:23 PM
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So should I add the spacers and again why is it dangerous? Just wondering. Not to insult your intelligence.
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