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post #1 of 17 Old 11-26-2011, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Can I add wheel spacers to space out my wheels?

I am looking to create more of a negative offset on my wheels, when i remove the wheels, can i just slide one of these on the studs, then put the wheel back on and tighten the lugs?
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I have never seen them. That's the only reason I bought aftermarket wheels was to get them to stick out. I would like to know if those work also

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i have heard its a bad idea dont know why but i got aftermarket rims also for this reason =\

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Don't do it! It's a bad idea because when you put these on you actually have less of your useable wheel stud and makes them weaker. The best ones to use are the ones that have the studs made into them that slide over your factory studs and tighten up giving you the spacer needed and a new set of studs that you can use completely. They're a little more expensive but I think they can still be had for about $200 or less. Still cheaper than a new set of wheels and a lot safer than ripping off all of your studs if you get into a bind pulling something mixed with the high torque ratings of these engines. Not going to be a pretty situation.
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If your going to be dumb you gotta be tough. When you wheel flies off you have no one to blame but yourself. Hopefully it won't kill anyone.

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i've used rediculous wheels spacers and adapters on my volkswagens, even shady camber shims behind the hub, never had any issues in the 5+ years and 10+ cars ive done it on.

Im not sure though I'd completely trust something like this on such a large heavy vehicle. Honestly, I think you would be perfectly fine but dont take my work for it. I'd look into something a little more reputable like Fred Goeske, he's the best in the business, expensive but worth it, I mean he uses ALCOA aluminum to make his products! The only spacers i'd use on these trucks are ones that bolt to the hub using the existing studs which convert using new studs. At the price he makes them for you can have a set of aftermarket wheels

Fred's site is wheeladapter.com

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Your VW isn't a 1 ton truck ether...lol

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Give me a break.
They are fine to use. Thousands of people are running them, including myself. I have aftermarket -24 wheels and 13.50 tires and I wanted a little more, so I run 1/2" spacers. Have for a long time.

The studs on a Super Duty are so long you don't need to worry about losing 1/4"-1/2". If you are worried about it, then buy the lugnuts with the shank. That is what you need if your studs aren't long enough like the Toyota's. There is still plenty of thread engagement on a Super Duty. Just be sure to properly torque the wheels and recheck them after a couple hundred miles.

Telling someone their wheels are going to fall off because they run a 1/4" spacer is hardly accurate info.

The adapters are fine to use also as long as you use blue loctite on the vehicle side and torque everything properly. They give you 2" typically though, so that will affect the tire size you can run a lot more than the smaller spacers will.

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Im going to assume your talking about what I said so Im going to start off by telling you I have seen it 6 different times installed by 4 different mechanics where a wheel has come off while towing heavy equipment so before you try to discredit me telling someone not to worry about it becouse "everyone is doing it" is not exacally accurate info.

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The studs may be longer on the trucks but I tried it on a trans am I had and it was only making roughly 425 ft lbs of torque and I took it to the track and on the 3rd pass of the day I sheared 3 studs off and twisted the other two so bad that the wheel didn't want to come off. I know it was drag racing and it was a different circumstance than most but me myself I'll never trust them again IMHO.
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