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post #1 of 15 Old 03-23-2011, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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2011 F350, Wanting to add F450 flares on front

A friend of mine has an 08' F350 that he added F450 Flares and 2" wheel spacers. The truck looks just like an F450. I really like the look and want to do the same. Do you think that the 2" wheel spacers up front add more wear to the front suspension? In road racing, I'm always trying to reduce unsprung weight. I'm wondering if the weight of the spacers would effect braking, etc. Opinions please!
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-03-2011, 01:27 AM
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well heres mine 09 f350 short bed dwr 6.4
19.5 alcoa rims 8 lug with
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they dont wear the suspension
the only thing that happened is that the studs were snappin ford oem f450 studs so now we might redrill and put f750 studs or even bigger



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That sucks. It looked cool though.

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Wheel spacers are never a good idea. It puts more wear on wheel bearings and ball joints as well.

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I know this is an old thread but why would studs keep breaking??? What type of spacers r u using??? Hub centric? Bolt on spacers or slide on spacers?? Just confused cus i know soo many CARS that use bolt on spacers with no issue,, is it becuase its a truck?????
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Mudrunninpig has used Fred's spacers on the front and rears, for over 2 years and over 200000 miles and they haven't broken. He's got an 8 inch
Lift and 37's.......
He even did dual shocks up front.

Edit: oh, that's on a 06 350 dually......
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Well i called fred n he said he wouldnt sell me spacers lol,, i have a 2002 with 24inch 10lug wheels n wanna space em out for f450 flares he told me he wouldnt deal with me cus its not safe!!!!!



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Tru but ive seen othe f350's with f450 flares so how r they doing it?????????



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Tru but ive seen othe f350's with f450 flares so how r they doing it?????????
Changed over the front end to the widetrac front end

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