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Dual wheel spacers. What kind to get?

I did some looking on the web to find some spacers for my 2000 F350 4x4. I googled dual wheel spacers and it came up with several options to choose. I think I need the 2" spacers going from a stock 235 to a 265 R 16. I pull heavy trailers at times GVW of 25K. I dont want the sidewalls rubbing but I still want good solid mounts. I found a set of Billiet Alluminum spacers from Chatanooga, Tn. on Ebay for $109. I called a truck specialty store near home and they sell a set for $350. Sounds to me like the same kind. Has anyone had to deal with spacers before amd what did you do?
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Its been said in post #2 Fred goeske at wheel adapter.com, make shure you get hubcentric spacers

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Its been said in post #2 Fred goeske at wheel adapter.com, make shure you get hubcentric spacers
How do we get the hubcentric spacers over the lip on the dually axel my understanding they won't slide over ,and one person I read had to take some off the hubcentrics inside to get them to fit, I'm sure their the best but just good spacers centered and tight should work find seems to be for alot of others, I'd like to get the hubcetric spacers but I'm not gonna drop 350.00 and have to do all the extra work to get them on.
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How do we get the hubcentric spacers over the lip on the dually axel my understanding they won't slide over ,and one person I read had to take some off the hubcentrics inside to get them to fit, I'm sure their the best but just good spacers centered and tight should work find seems to be for alot of others, I'd like to get the hubcetric spacers but I'm not gonna drop 350.00 and have to do all the extra work to get them on.
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Freds spacers just slip right on, no need to do any other work. I do not know of any other work that had to be done. I put mine on in a few minuites. you can call fred if you have any concerns. he is an ex drag racer and loves to talk so be prepared

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Yeah, I'm not paying $350 for a set of spacers. I'll keep to the 235's. Whey do I need the hubsentric, what advantage does it have over the spacer that I saw. I'll try to explain it. It has a set of studs already in it. It has 8 holes also. You are supposed to take your outside wheel off, place the spacer on the studs, put lug nuts on all 8 of them, this holds the spacer to your inside dual. Then put your wheel back on the spacer studs and use your factory lug nuts to button it all down. I know you have two sets of nuts to mess with and worry about coming loose but what else am I missing here. $109.00 for the set I saw,made of alluminum. Looked to be a solid set and they come in 2". Keep the opinions coming. I want to buy soon so I need ya'lls advise.
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hubcentric put the stress on the hub not the studs. I had a reg set off ebay and snapped 7 studs on the highway

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Did you have to pull the seat out of your a$$ after the pucker factor passed!!! I thank you for your imput. Looks like you have the most experience with the spacers from what I've seen. So how do the hubcentrics work? Do I need to have the 2 inch spacers or will 1.5" work. I only run 65 psi in my tires and I worry about the sidewalls rubbing.
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Ya, it was a scarry moment. my wife was in the truck with me. Thats when I decided 350 a pop for front and rear spacers, its worth it for my familys safety. Call fred, he will be able to lean you in the right direction, but Im guessing he will point you twards 2" spacers.

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