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Old 02-09-2014, 03:01 PM
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35X12.5X20..rubs on leafs..spacers?

Have a set of wheels not sure on brand..20x9 with +10 offset. Was going to maybe get a different set of wheels with a negative offset to get them to sit out a bit and not rub but got a steal on them so dont really want to buy new ones if dont have to. Like the look but with 35x12.5x20 they rub on leafs. Could go with narrower tires obviously but dont really want to. Thinking about maybe spacers? found a bunch of 2in sets for around 200 bucks. Pros and cons of spacers im sure its a bit harder on front end parts. Open for any other ideas too..any thoughts?
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Spacers can bust off studs. I wouldn't recommend it on a diesel pickup especially. But...after talking with rimzoneonline.com about some ideas to do with my 09, they recommend a 00 mm offset on a 9" wide wheel. It doesn't stick out too far as well as it keeps the tire away from the leafs. A lot of people think they should go with a negative offset to get them to stick out compared to the stock look, but remember, stock wheels usually have a +21 mm offset. So a 00 mm offset is just right. In my opinion.
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It won't hurt to run a quality spacer. Tons of people on here do. I wouldn't use the cheap eBay aluminum ones though. Fred goeske (I think that's spelled right) is one of the top recommended. Just a quick google and you'll find his site.


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I'm running spacers and have never had a problem.
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thinking I might go with spacers but worried that once I get the tire out farther that it might hit on fenders then? I want to level the truck at some point just not at the moment. anyone know if it would hit fenders?
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Spacers can bust off studs. I wouldn't recommend it on a diesel pickup especially. But...after talking with rimzoneonline.com about some ideas to do with my 09, they recommend a 00 mm offset on a 9" wide wheel. It doesn't stick out too far as well as it keeps the tire away from the leafs. A lot of people think they should go with a negative offset to get them to stick out compared to the stock look, but remember, stock wheels usually have a +21 mm offset. So a 00 mm offset is just right. In my opinion.
This is incorrect. I've never heard of anyone busting studs off even when running cheap spacers. There's nothing wrong with spacers when the correct ones are being used. Hub centric and wheel centric spacers out of billet aluminum or steel are stronger than your factory wheels and place zero stress on your studs. A downside would be the price, it's almost comparable to buying new wheels

Spacers do increase wear and tear on your balljoints but it's not a significant quantitative value.

Also, the OP has a truck with leaf springs and you have coil springs with radius arms. Your axle is also wider. Your recommendation to him about wheels is incorrect and he does need a negative offset wheel to get off his leafsprings. He might be able to clear the leafs with a zero offset but it's unlikely. He should look for a small negative offset wheel.


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thinking I might go with spacers but worried that once I get the tire out farther that it might hit on fenders then? I want to level the truck at some point just not at the moment. anyone know if it would hit fenders?
Are you at stock height right now? If so, you're going to rub really badly with spacers or negative offset wheels. You need to level or lift the truck to get more clearance. The fender liner can be trimmed or formed easily but the metal fender not so much
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Yea If it was me take the money you were gonna spend on spacer and level the truck..get a little more room in there, then maybe look into so spacers...
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