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Old 12-19-2013, 06:20 PM
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20" OEM Wheels without spacers

I have done a lot of reading about the 05 to current 20" wheels on the excursions and the general opinion seems to be to use 2" hub centric wheel spacers. However, I did read that a member on here had bought his X with OEM 20s on it without spacers and it rubbed the springs slightly. Does anyone know if that's all that happens? Seems like loosing a 1/4-1/2 turn in the steering wheel isn't that big of a deal. Its not to me anyway. I have 305s on the stock 16s and they rub the springs at or close to full lock. Also, does anyone know if the wheels sit extremely far in and look weird? Thanks
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:17 PM
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I just sold a set of 2012 20's to a guy who put them on his ex without spacers. They are tucked way in and look funny from the front or back. The tires are stock 275/65/20 size and do rub the springs slightly on full turn. Also he had to use the 99~03 center caps on the rear because the axle hub sticks to far out for the new center caps. It looks like one of those trucks that are built to run on rail road tracks.
I have 08 20's With 295/65/20 nitto terra grapplers on my ex with Fred's spacers and they sit perfect
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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Our Ex had later model wheels (18's) when we got it. I put the stock ones back on asap. Late style sat in too far and looked funny. As big and heavy as an Ex is, for the safety of my family I wanted the wider wheel track for better stability.

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Old 12-29-2013, 06:40 AM
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It doesnt look right without spacers, I wouldnt do it without them.
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