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Old 03-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Suggestions on "good brands"?
I'm not able to post a pic at the moment. But, I had a set on my JK and had a multi roll-over on a highway. The stock passenger rear rim broke but, the center of the rim was still mounted firmly to the spacer. They're a top quality product in my opinion! Spidertrax gets a from me.

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Old 03-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I just want the wheels to stick out past the fender well. I want to keep my tires, since they only have probably 5k miles on them. My current tire size is 285/70/r17. What do you guys' suggest as far as rims go, then? I do some off roading, and I don't want to end up messing something up if I were to go with the spacers.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Or the better way to do would be get a another set of wheels with different backspacing.
If this is something the OP is interested in, check out diamond racing wheels. Great wheels low price. Plus, they'll put together pretty much anything you want.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What kind of truck do you have, do you know the stock wheel backspacing? You could get a rim with like 4.5 in backspacing that would give you some pretty good stance depending on your truck.

Don't be afraid of the spacers they work great. Just go with a good brand (spidertrax).
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Even for offroading and those of us with a heavy foot? I have an 06 Ram 1500 4x4 Quad cab short bed. I have no idea the spacing on my current rims.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Don't buy the ones with studs attached to them, get a set of wheel spacers, and a set of longer studs for your wheel hub ... also keep in mind that wheel spacers can cause a lot of damage if you're not careful ... I personally wouldn't use them, I'd save up for wider wheels. That's just me though.
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I've wheeled the holy he'll out of my tacoma and that had spacers on it it will be fine. Lots of guys use them at the track I take my m3 to and they run hard laps without problems. Just get good ones you will be fine
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Maximum Motorsports makes good ones, don't know if they make any for trucks but they make the best spacers for Mustangs.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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if you actually take it off road, invest in some wheels. I've ran spacers as wide as 2" on the street and smooth road race courses, but I've never tried bouncing one off of a tree root. Take a look at diamond racing wheels.

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They have a great track record all around, and affordable. Finding out your stock wheel's offset is as easy as googling your make and model with the phrase "stock wheel offset" added. Google image your make and model with "off road wheels" and see what other people say about the offset they're running.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Heres a quick link to some inexpensive wheels. I have looked at Diamond racing and those are nice without spending an arm and a leg. Find your trucks stock backspace and get a wheel with less, overall it is the best way to get what you want without putting more stress on your wheel bears and other suspension. When you use spacers to move a wheel out, you have changed the leverage point. But I have seen many trucks and race cars with spacers run without problems, so go which ever way works best for you.

Cragar Wheels - 17 in. Wheel Diameter - 5 x 5 1/2 in. Wheel Bolt Pattern - SummitRacing.com
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