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Thoughts on hub centric wheel spacers??

Title says it all. Was thinking about installing a 4" lift and 35's on my 2000 cclb 4x4. I like my stock lariat wheels and don't wanna have to shell out more $$$$ for wheels if I don't have to. Was thinking that 2" spacers would allow me enough room to turn with 35's and not rub. What do y'all think?

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With a 4 inch lift, you should have no probs running 35s by them selves

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I've read mixed reviews where people say they don't rub or they rub only slightly with a 4" lift and 35's. I want ZERO rub, on stock wheels and think that spacers might get me there. Just don't know what the consensus is on a good qaulity set of spacers. My buddy has same year truck with x code springs and a leveling kit on stock wheels with 315's and they rub his front springs pretty good.

Just FYI the spacers I've been lookin at are from wheeladapters.com. 2" thick steel spacers

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Those spacers you are talking about from Fred are amazing. I have a set on my dually and I have no shakes. I feel so much better about running good quality steel spacers over the Chinese aluminum units.

I found other steel unit's on Ebay from a guy in texas. They were over 300 dollars and when I got them I realized he didn't make them hub-centric. I returned them and bought the good ones from Fred. I tried to save a few dollars and failed. Oh well.

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Yep get them from Fred. That's where mine came from

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I used 1.75 2 piece aluminum wheel adaptors on my Jeep, took 5 lug to 8 on 170. I bought them from Motorsport tech & they are hub-centric. They made them custom for me & were like 200$

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With a 4 inch lift, you should have no probs running 35s by them selves

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I have 35's and they definitely rub. Also have the x code springs. No lift. They just rub the leafs. I was thinking about using non bolt on spacers and I think I can get away with one inch spacers with longer studs from Fastenal. Not the bolt to bolt style. ????

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I have some wheelspacer.com aluminum spacers that I picked up for a good deal, don't have a ton of miles on them but you can see/feel quality in them. No rub with 315/70/17's

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I used 1.75 2 piece aluminum wheel adaptors on my Jeep, took 5 lug to 8 on 170. I bought them from Motorsport tech & they are hub-centric. They made them custom for me & were like 200$
Using them on your jeep is totally different than the strain and load and weight that our trucks will put on them. Wheeladapter.com is Freds site

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Cool! I'm most likely gonna go with Fred's spacers( unless I can find better spacers, which I don't think I will). Do y'all think that 2" spacers will give me the clearance off the front springs for 35's?

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