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can dually wheels be widened?

just as title says. i have a dually and finding wheels and tires is a pain in the ***. ive found a set i like butthey are the standard 6.5 width. id like to widen them to 8.5 so i can run a 37x12.5 tire without too much bulg. i know people run then on the 6.5 but it would make me feel better. the fronts would be widened to the inside and the rear inside would widened to the inside and outside to outside. would this cause any rubbing or space issues? thanks
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I think you're going to be tight on the inside, also watch so the tires don't rub together.

Rims can be widened, anything can be done for the right amount of money.

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just buy a single tire to fit over the whole rim like they have for the 18 wheelers

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i have 22.5 alcoas right now but want to go in a different direction with the truck. the alcoas are 8.25 so this would only be another 1/2" or so. im not worried about the two rear tires hitting together because i will be running 2" spacer inbetween them. im sure i can run a spacer in the front to help with inside clearance. has anyone ever done this?
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they are not going to rub there should be plenty enough room to run them.......but where are you going to get 37's for it? your going to have to shave the rims down to 22's to get 37s to fit and i dont know on the spacers.... all the people ive seen running them dont like them but idk

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im not talking about widening the 22.5's, i want to run 17's and need them widened to accommodate the 37x12.5x17's. im looking to get rid of the 22.5s. id love to run the 22's with 37's but thats some big money
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check the rockstars they might be wide enough but i dont know for sure i could be wrong

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they are 6.5 wide too. i think all are.
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