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2" wheel spacers please shoot straight

Wanting to put late model wheels on my 01. Steel spacers are $700 to the door, aluminum are $230 to $250 to the door. $700 plus the cost of the late model wheels and tires almost kills the idea of going with the late model wheels.
How many guys have had a aluminum spacer fail? What were they towing or hauling or off roading or just normal driving?
Is there anyone else that makes a steel spacer that is more affordable?
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I know some people frown on the aluminum spacers but I run them on my 04 so I could use a set of 2010 18" wheels. I just pulled them and checked them this evening after towing @ 11000 lbs. Could not see any problems! So far I have been very happy with them. Make sure you get hub centric spacers!

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Try arrow craft or wheeladapter.com. I run Fred's, and they are steel with grade 12 studs...know a friend on here(mudrunninpig) also running his spacers and tows 16k with them on the front and between the rears on his dually. I would never run aluminum spacers with the weight of our trucks and the torque they produce.

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Not sure if youve already purchased spacers but i have aluminum spacers on my truck to run 05 wheels. I have had one spacer fail but i am convinced that it was due to lug nuts not being tight enough and the wheel sheared off all the studs. no damage to the aluminum what so ever. i purchased a new spacer and checked all the rest of mine and have zero problems since then, i also tow, push snow, do whatever, use my truck for what it was intended for daily and am confident in the construction of my spacers.

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Never seen one fail and seen them used plenty. The grade of studs more important than steel versus aluminum spacer. Avoid the no-name eBay ones unless the studs stamped grade 8. You need to recheck the tightness of the spacer after 100 miles and again once in awhile. On a previous truck with aluminum spacer I broke the axle and ripped the unit bearing in half and the wheel hub broke off- the spacer wheel connection was fine so that tells me that connection stronger than the rest of the front end. It will wear out wheel bearings quick if you combine with high offset wheels.

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