Wheel spacers on stock rims and 35's :))

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Wheel spacers on stock rims and 35's :))

Post by autogateman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:29 pm

Put a set of 1.5" billet wheel spacers on my 2012 and it looks great! I've always hated how far the tires stick inside the fender flares on these trucks, and this fixed it perfectly. It got my tires away from the control arms, and now they barely rub the lower plastic fender liner at full lock. They're model specific, with the metric studs and lugs. I had to trim about 1/8" off of my factory studs so the wheel wouldn't hit them, but not even to the threads.
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Post by Stickman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:17 pm

Looks good. I'm wanting to get offset wheels that have just a tad of tire sticking out of the wheel wells, but then I don't think I'll ever be able to flex without the sound of crunching plastic and possibly metal. :(
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Post by jeep_boy02 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:58 pm

Plan on some other flares, rock dings and mud and what not will now be thrown all over the sides. Looks better tho. I just went to 35x12.5 all stock and rub a bit but already hate the fling they added so I can only imagine another 1.5"

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Post by autogateman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:03 pm

I've had em on for two weeks now, they're not bad.

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Post by Ducky's Dad » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:13 pm

That will increase leverage and loads on front suspension and steering components, so plan to take off the spacers if you go back to the dealer for any work. They will probably use those to void parts of the warranty. Plan to replace some components earlier than normal. Your wheels are hub centric, so be sure the spacers are also hub centric.

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Post by autogateman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:54 pm

Ducky's Dad wrote:That will increase leverage and loads on front suspension and steering components, so plan to take off the spacers if you go back to the dealer for any work. They will probably use those to void parts of the warranty. Plan to replace some components earlier than normal. Your wheels are hub centric, so be sure the spacers are also hub centric.
No warranty so not an issue

Any wheel where the lug sits in a concave seat is lug centric, even if it has a bore that is hub centric. So it doesn't matter. Meaning the lugs are going to center it anyway.

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Post by Ducky's Dad » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:28 pm

Any wheel where the lug sits in a concave seat is lug centric, even if it has a bore that is hub centric. So it doesn't matter. Meaning the lugs are going to center it anyway.
That's not true on my 3G. Yours may be different, but I doubt it. The concave lug seat is the secondary locator for the wheels on the hub. Without the hub fitting properly, your lug holes may get a bit egg-shaped over time if you use the truck hard. Your truck, your call.

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Post by autogateman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:38 pm

Ok I appreciate your concrn

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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:05 pm

autogateman wrote:Put a set of 1.5" billet wheel spacers on my 2012 and it looks great! I've always hated how far the tires stick inside the fender flares on these trucks, and this fixed it perfectly. It got my tires away from the control arms, and now they barely rub the lower plastic fender liner at full lock. They're model specific, with the metric studs and lugs. I had to trim about 1/8" off of my factory studs so the wheel wouldn't hit them, but not even to the threads.
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What size tires are you running? Have you fully articulated? Have your tires rubbed the fenders because they stick out further?
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Post by autogateman » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:28 pm

35 1250 17 federal Mt. If I cross a ditch at the exact right angle and stuff the tire it rubs the inner fender well. it can easily be pulled back but wasn't enough for me to worry about.

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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:08 pm

autogateman wrote:35 1250 17 federal Mt. If I cross a ditch at the exact right angle and stuff the tire it rubs the inner fender well. it can easily be pulled back but wasn't enough for me to worry about.

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I wonder if I'd have any detrimental issues with my 37's and spacers ... Ugh ... I thought 37's were a no brainer reading what others posted, but I guess I should have just done 35's ...


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Post by autogateman » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:48 pm

spacers are no more harmful than wide wheels with big offset like all these mallcrawlers have, as long as you buy good ones.

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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:08 am

autogateman wrote:spacers are no more harmful than wide wheels with big offset like all these mallcrawlers have, as long as you buy good ones.
My concern is getting too wide and hitting the fenders


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Post by 06ryan27 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:46 am

autogateman wrote:spacers are no more harmful than wide wheels with big offset like all these mallcrawlers have, as long as you buy good ones.
Although I'm not disagreeing with what you did here (I probably would have done the same thing if i wanted to keep stock wheels) and I have run spacers on 2 different trucks (for front to rear axle width issues). I am disagreeing with you on this statement, a wider wheel more evenly distributes the stress, instead of moveing the whole tire out it really just moves the outer sidewall. unless you just have a stupid deep offset. But if our axles cant handle the wheel being out 1.5"s then i dont want them anyway.

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