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Do they make wheel spacers for our Rangers? If so, where can they be had?
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Do they make wheel spacers for our Rangers? If so, where can they be had?
Spacers and adapers both on eBay.
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Spacers and adapers both on eBay.
thanks, I'll check it out. I have 265 Toyos on my stocker rims and would like them to be even with my fenders instead of sunken in. But I cant afford new rims right now. Any drawbacks to using spacers?
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Im running 1" adapters all the way around and they have been fine....I have 1 1/2" adapters I can sell to you.
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Im running 1" adapters all the way around and they have been fine....I have 2 1.5" adapters I can sell to you.
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Im running 1" adapters all the way around and they have been fine....I have 2 1.5" adapters I can sell to you.
You only have two 1.5 inch adapters? If you have 4 1.5 inch adapters I may be interested.
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5x4.5 lug pattern is what our trucks have right?
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5x4.5 lug pattern is what our trucks have right?
yea

just do a search on ebay for Mustang wheel spacers...they're the same as rangers, just more to choose from.
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Any drawbacks to using spacers?
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20 more lugs to be worried about to come unthreaded and 20 more lugs to tighten and torque down.

Im running 1.25 on my truck they are kind of a hassle.
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not sure if it's true, but somewhere else (in the wheel and tires section) people say that using wheel spacers can result in more stress on componants.
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not sure if it's true, but somewhere else (in the wheel and tires section) people say that using wheel spacers can result in more stress on componants.
Ya esspecially on the ball joints. they will cause them to wear prematurely(or so i have heard) Personally i would not do it because my t-bars are tightened quite a bit. Wouldn't want to cause more stress on them. Also they cause more rock chips due to fact that they stick out more. If unproperly installed they can cause your ride to shake like a whor in church
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Ya esspecially on the ball joints. they will cause them to wear prematurely(or so i have heard) Personally i would not do it because my t-bars are tightened quite a bit. Wouldn't want to cause more stress on them. Also they cause more rock chips due to fact that they stick out more. If unproperly installed they can cause your ride to shake like a whor in church
Ya I have heard this with getting wider or more offset rims. I imagine its the same effect. couldnt be worse than rollin with 10 inch wide rims since the stockers are 7 wide and I would only be going 1.5 to 2 inches with the spacers. I just want my tires to be at least flush with my fenders instead of sunken in like they are.
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i am running 1.25" spacers all around for maybe almost 3 years and i have my t-bars turnes a couple cranks an i have had no problem with the spacers.
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you should have a problem with extra stress i've ran 14" wide wheels with 10.5" offset and i dont replace ball joints every week
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but do you have a front driveshaft james?
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ya smart *** both my trucks have workin four wheel drive and they get abused
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but do you have a front driveshaft james?
How does the front driveshaft affect ball joints? Or lets put it this way. How does it affect them in a way that's more important than the idea that wider wheels hurt balljoints.
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having four wheel drive will only affect tierod ends but i dont have any problems with them either
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sorry just being a smartass.

his buds dont run front shafts for some reason
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