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TippmannFireman 03-14-2013 01:05 AM

Wheel spacers?
 
I want to widen my truck's stance a bit without having to lay out the coin for some new wheels. What's you guys' opinions on these?

4 Jeep CJ Ford F150 Bronco Dodge RAM 1500 Wheel Spacers 2" 5x5 5 to 5x5 5 | eBay

Just in case the link doesn't work for some of you, the Ebay item number is: 281048878596

The way I see it, it's a cheap way to get the look I want. What do you think?

Kermit 03-14-2013 01:20 AM

I would steer clear from cheap ones. A good set will run you about $65 a piece.

Reason I say that is because the cheaper metals can* cause issues. A buddy of mine had those on his old camaro and he ended up cracking one.

Melvin 03-14-2013 01:25 AM

get hub centric wheels spacers and save yourself a lot of worry and possibly headaches.
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps64257ded.jpg

the protrusion around the center hub bore. helps support the wheel and takes stress off the lugs in the event you hit a bump.

Nobody 03-14-2013 01:27 AM

yes, spend a little extra for the good metal and some sort of warranty on the parts.

but overall, they will widen the stance of you vehicle.

TippmannFireman 03-14-2013 01:36 AM

Suggestions on "good brands"?

StJimmy666 03-14-2013 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kermit (Post 2653902)
I would steer clear from cheap ones. A good set will run you about $65 a piece.

Reason I say that is because the cheaper metals can* cause issues. A buddy of mine had those on his old camaro and he ended up cracking one.

True this. Do not go cheap. I've seen cheapies ($25-30) snap and cause some major damage, and that's on a compact car. Melvin is also right.

Do you have a reputable tuner/mod store/garage in your area? For my area we have "Nextmod Markham" any place like that will be able to accomodate your request and have good parts available to them

RatFink 03-14-2013 09:03 AM

Along with the quality advice above, if, or when you do install, make sure the wheel studs are long enough that the lug nuts fully engage the threads. Consider also the fact that you are adding leverage to the wheel bearings and changing the scrub radius in the steering geometry. You will increase bump steer as well. If you drive your truck hard, jump, or four wheel it, I would leave it alone. If you just want the look and don't really care about decreasing performance, go for it.

Marauder_Pilot 03-14-2013 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TippmannFireman (Post 2653916)
Suggestions on "good brands"?

I run Spidertrax wheel spacers on my TJ, the same ones Melvin posted. About $125 a pair, but worth every penny.

Shane-O 03-14-2013 11:01 AM

Or the better way to do would be get a another set of wheels with different backspacing.

gainman 03-14-2013 12:35 PM

Spidertrax is THE brand


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