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Wheel Spacers

I have moto metal 951 wheels 16x9 I run in summer with 315/75/16 tires and have no rubbing but in the winter I run stock 16x7 wheels with 315/75/16 tires and they rub on leaf springs. Will wheel spacers solve this problem with stock wheels? Are wheel spacers bad to run?
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315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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Wheel spacers on anything that can haul a heavy load like these trucks is bad news. Don't do it.
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1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD

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I have always read that wheel-spacers are fine as long as the center of the tire's contact patch remains in the same location as stock. It has to do with leverage and how forces are applied to the suspension. Heck, the duallies have about a 5" spacer on the front hubs to allow them to use the same wheel's front and back.

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I ran 2" spacers on my '99 to keep my 37's from rubbing the springs. I had that truck for 3 years with no negative outcome of running the spacers. I also towed the toyhauler often with no issues. The spacers will keep you from rubbing the springs and solve that problem. And since you have run those tires on the wider rim already you shouldn't have any fender rubbing issues either. Maybe you can get away w/spacers smaller than 2" which would be nice.

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Ok thanks for the help...

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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Spacers are bad news. Sorry.

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