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Wheel Spacer Size?

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I have a 1999 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x4. It is mostly stock, however, torsion bars are cranked in the front. It has 265 75 R16 Wrangler Duratracs on it. I am currently building it as a hunting truck for the upcoming season. I want to put wheel spacers on but am torn between 2 inch or 1.5 inch. I am worried that the 2 inch will look ridiculous. I am also planning on putting a 2-3 inch lift on it as well in the future. Does anybody have any insight on the size of wheel spacers and what will work best? Pictures would be awesome too. Any info helps.

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I have rather thin tires(Falken Wildpeak ATs), and 2 inch spacers. For my thin tires, they make them look alright, but for average width tires I'd say that 2 inch spacers are pushing it. Also, the argument that spacers cause camber is something to think about.
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Honestly I would get some new wheels if you want it to stick out that much.
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Also, my tires are 265/60R18, so they're decently large. Just skinny.
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Also, my tires are 265/60R18, so they're decently large. Just skinny.
Basically you have stock size tires. Height and width.
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They seem too skinny lol all I know is that they suck in the snow.
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Don't get spacers. They do way more harm than good.

If you're already planning to lift your truck, just get some new wheels and tires then. Get some wider wheels with a bigger offset if you want them to stick out some, and you won't do nearly as much damage to your truck.
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OP I had that size tire on my factory wheels. I ran a 1.5" spacer a couple of times without any issues. As long as you keep up on maintenance of the wheels and spacers, you shouldn't have any problems.

Some people don't like spacers and their argument (as noted above) is they put extra strain on the bearings and other components by putting the weight of the wheel and tire out from the vehicle.

I could be wrong but I see wider wheels with a different offset pushing the weight out same distance and causing the same stresses.


It's up to you wether you choose wheels or spacers. I did spacers because I liked my wheels and I didn't wanna spend $600-800 on new wheels.
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