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anyone use wheel spacers.

looking at getting a set of wheel spacers. I have 35's on a 4inch lift and the front wheels still rub the leaf springs at full lock, looking at these 2inch adapters. but hear a lot of down talk when it comes to em. anyone use spacers and have good or bad experiances. any pics? thanks. Adaptors, Wheels, Duality Fenders and Complete Kits - Arrowcraft :: Helping You Handle the Road for over 30 years!
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I am completely against wheel spacers. But if you have to run them make sure hubcentric and wheel centric.

The proper solution would be getting new wheels with the correct offset/backspacing. BTW lifting your truck isn't going to clear the leafs any better than not being lifted.

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Hey there, I have 2 inch spacers between my rear duals. I had one mess up but I think that was do to the fact that I didn't torque the nuts down good enough, but other then that the truck has had the spacers for the last 4 years and no issues
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you will hear arguments for both good and bad
I don't like them myself but factory applications even use them if that makes you feel better

2 inch is right at the limit where you might not have to trim your existing studs but be watchful for interference

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Hey there, I have 2 inch spacers between my rear duals. I had one mess up but I think that was do to the fact that I didn't torque the nuts down good enough, but other then that the truck has had the spacers for the last 4 years and no issues
Dually spacers are alot (!) different then spacers on SRW trucks. I still don't like either.

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They are safe if applied correctly; first one must understand metal, i.e. the difference between alluminum and steal. Each acts differently to heat, expansion and contraction. That of course if you are looking at the economical alluminum 2" spacers. This is where most people mess up. Using the alluminum spacers you must apply BLUE loctite to the treads then torque the lug nuts. Thus preventing the spacer lugs from coming loose.

I have run 2 and 3 inch spacers on Jeeps and Powerstrokes for over 20 years with zero issues.

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They are safe if applied correctly; first one must understand metal, i.e. the difference between alluminum and steal. Each acts differently to heat, expansion and contraction. That of course if you are looking at the economical alluminum 2" spacers. This is where most people mess up. Using the alluminum spacers you must apply BLUE loctite to the treads then torque the lug nuts. Thus preventing the spacer lugs from coming loose.

I have run 2 and 3 inch spacers on Jeeps and Powerstrokes for over 20 years with zero issues.
that they can be safe.

I still do not like the wear and tear they cause.

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