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post #1 of 5 Old 07-20-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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wheel spacers help

today i purchased a set of like new 2011 wheels and tires, although the seller told me they would fit no doubt he forgot to mention the backspacing was about 2" different so i need wheel spacers.. id like to buy hub centric wheel spacers but which are good quality ?

i dont want to break the bank doing this...

and what is the factory thread on the ford studs? im wondering because id like to reuse the factory lugs.

any help would be apprciated

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I got sum Cnc machined aluminum spacers for mine on eBay. I made a thread in the 6.4 exterior section with a link to it

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I am also interested in this but your thread is more about the thin small spacers we will need 2 inch spacers that bolt on to the axle then the wheel bolts to the spacer I am not sure of the semi cost effective way to do this

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The best and the safest option in my opinion are steel, hub and wheel centric wheel adapters. Fred Goeske is the man. Google it. You take your chances with aluminum wheel adapters. For the extra cost of the steel wheel adapters it is worth it in the long run if you want to keep yourself and other motorists safe while you are driving.

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I know I have an OBS, but for what it's worth, I don't recall ever seeing hub-centric wheel spacers. I'm sure they're out there, I've just never seen them. I run 2" aluminum wheel spacers on my truck on the rear axle, and have had no issues. But I do check the torque on the original lug nuts and the spacer lug nuts every oil change, and have had absolutely no issues with them, even with towing and my lead-footed driving tendencies But if I were to buy another set, I would do steel, just to be safe under the weight and power of these trucks.

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