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Wheel spacer question!!!

Hey guys so i have a 2002 f350 dually and converted to an 08-10 front end,,,, ok well i just bought oem f450 front flares and was thinking or might i say NEED to space my wheels out about 1 1/2-2inches and am thinking of buying a set of those bolt on spacers... Oh yeah truck is lowered and im running 24in american force wheels if that matters,, paid a pretty penny for these flares and im gonna use em :-) what r ur thoughts on this guys,, thanks!!!
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Any spacer over a 1/4 of an inch scare me. I personally wouldnt run them on heavy trucks like ours


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Fred goetzeke sells the best. Wheelspacers.com. They don't break., got 2 inch ones on my truck in the rear.

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I have run 2" spacers on jeeps and my f250 for years. Here are a few things to keep in mind. The best thing to do is run steel spacers. The alluminum is cheaper but the difference is this....alluminum and steel expand and contract at different rates and tempatures. The problem people have had with the alluminum over the years is the lug nuts working loose because of the alluminum contracting thus allowing the nuts to work loose. The solution to this is to put a drop of BLUE locktite on the threads of the studs when you put the lug nuts on the spacers. this prevents them from coming off or working loose. The blue locktite will come off with a impact or lug wrench. It is a good idea to use locktite with both steel and alluminum spacers.

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Ok cool so BOLT ON SPACERS are safe,, like i said i know many many people that run them on cars but wanted to see if trucks used them!! Imma look into the best i can get, imma test fit the f450 flares on tues and measure what size spacers ill need then order them up and let you guys know how it goes!! THANKS!!!
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Yep , Mud Running Pig has been running 2" wide bolt on front spacers on his dually for years , I have had mine on about 2 months . So far all is well . Go with the steel ones .

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Yep , Mud Running Pig has been running 2" wide bolt on front spacers on his dually for years , I have had mine on about 2 months . So far all is well . Go with the steel ones .
Will do thanks alot!!
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We sell them..

These are U.S. Alcoa 6061t6 billet aluminum, Lifetime warrentee, hub-centric and wheel-centric The spacers are roughly 3-5 times stronger than the Ford cast 20" wheels .

2" spacers will work without needing to cut off your existing wheel studs but will result it the wheel moving out more as this will change the back space to 3.75"..rather than 4.5" thats stock.



We can get you 1.25" spacers but you will have to trim the studs shorter. But the back space with then be 4.5" and the rim will set like factory.
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uuum im a bit confused,, im not trying to keep a stock f350 fitment.. Again i have a 2002 f350 dually with a 2008+ front end conversion, lowered with american force 24inch wheels and am adding f450 08+ flares and want to space my wheels out to fill that space i now have!! In other words im trying to give my f350 that wide trac look,, im ready to order asap but need to be 100% im ordering what i need!!!
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Could use the Dually factory spacers...or swap the axle out for a Super 60.
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