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Anyone running wheel spacers?

Anyone running wheel spacers?

What sizes are you running?
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Anyone running wheel spacers?

What sizes are you running?
Why? Do you have specific questions about them?

I'm running 2" spacers and have for years. Now let me tell you how the rest of this thread is going to go

Post #1 -I run wheel spacers

Post #2 -I dont run wheel spacers and never would

Post #3 -Wheel spacers are the most dangerous thing ever! (but this guy posting has never run them himself. Just relies on what he's read on the interwebz or heard from a buddy)

Post #4 -Wheel spacers are fine, just need to spend $1million on quality aluminum melted down from the rocket boosters on Apollo 13. ONLY then are they safe to run

Post #5 -Make sure you get wheel and hub centric. (someone will make a comment about how they're stronger than the stock wheels or that dually's run them from the factory)

Post #6-10 -These posts will be all the people that run spacers and have finally chimed in. At this point you'll hear how great fred goeske is and to visit wheeladapter.com. You'll also hear from Cary.

Then.... this thread will die like all the other wheel spacer threads!

Enjoy

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Why? Do you have specific questions about them?

I'm running 2" spacers and have for years. Now let me tell you how the rest of this thread is going to go

Post #1 -I run wheel spacers

Post #2 -I dont run wheel spacers and never would

Post #3 -Wheel spacers are the most dangerous thing ever! (but this guy posting has never run them himself. Just relies on what he's read on the interwebz or heard from a buddy)

Post #4 -Wheel spacers are fine, just need to spend $1million on quality aluminum melted down from the rocket boosters on Apollo 13. ONLY then are they safe to run

Post #5 -Make sure you get wheel and hub centric. (someone will make a comment about how they're stronger than the stock wheels or that dually's run them from the factory)

Post #6-10 -These posts will be all the people that run spacers and have finally chimed in. At this point you'll hear how great fred goeske is and to visit wheeladapter.com. You'll also hear from Cary.

Then.... this thread will die like all the other wheel spacer threads!

Enjoy
WOW that is good LOL

The only reason i made this thread was because my tires are rubbing on my leafs and i thought wheel spacers may solve the problem?
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WOW that is good LOL

The only reason i made this thread was because my tires are rubbing on my leafs and i thought wheel spacers may solve the problem?
I completely forgot! There will also be a post about "just run the correct backspacing on your wheels and you won't need spacers"

Yes, spacers will move your tires out away from your leaf springs but will also put them closer to your front valance and inner fender (at the back of the tire, at full lock). Make sure to measure this. These are easily trimmed though, where as rubbing your leaf springs is a PITA


I am running 2" with 12" wide wheels and 15.50" wide tires. I'm running the 2" to clear my front leaf springs. The guys running coil front ends don't have to worry about this and are often the ones posting negative responses about wheel spacers

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We have spacers..These are U.S. Alcoa 6061t6 billet aluminum, Lifetime warrantee, hub-centric and wheel-centric The spacers are roughly 3-5 times stronger than the Ford cast 20" wheels .

2" spacers will work without needing to cut off your existing wheel studs



We can get you 1.25-1.5" spacers but you will have to trim the studs shorter. But the back space with then be 4.5" and the rim will set like factory.
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We have spacers..These are U.S. Alcoa 6061t6 billet aluminum, Lifetime warrantee, hub-centric and wheel-centric The spacers are roughly 3-5 times stronger than the Ford cast 20" wheels .

2" spacers will work without needing to cut off your existing wheel studs



We can get you 1.25-1.5" spacers but you will have to trim the studs shorter. But the back space with then be 4.5" and the rim will set like factory.
How much $$$ we talking right now? I have so much Crap im trying to get done to this truck and slowly running out of mney. Still has to get body work done and painted!
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We have spacers..These are U.S. Alcoa 6061t6 billet aluminum, Lifetime warrantee, hub-centric and wheel-centric The spacers are roughly 3-5 times stronger than the Ford cast 20" wheels .

2" spacers will work without needing to cut off your existing wheel studs



We can get you 1.25-1.5" spacers but you will have to trim the studs shorter. But the back space with then be 4.5" and the rim will set like factory.

I'm running these and am very happy with them. Quality product and fast shipping!

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i just became interested in the 2in spacers. post pics when you get them on!

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:r ofl: Wheel spacers are fine, just need to spend $1million on quality aluminum melted down from the rocket boosters on Apollo 13. ONLY then are they safe to run!!!

that is possibly the best thing I have read all day

I ordered 1.5's from ebay but havent got them on yet. I have an 04 and even with the better off set rims I was able to find they still rub the leafs and it drives me BAT$#!T I am trying to keep them in the wells but also keep em from rubbing. so I HOPE it is a good move. if I have to trim the stock studs so be it I will only have to do it once

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