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does the 2inch spacer have the same effect on the balljoints and wheelbearings as cranking the t-bars on our rangers?
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It's not a spacer technically. The front shocks have two slots for the spring seat. It would have a similar effect, but the arms are longer on the F150, so the effect is lessened a bit. Wheel bearings aren't going to be affected by the height or angle, as everything is aligned with-in spec, but the bigger tires would affect the wheel bearings.
A spacer would create more issues actually. Ask Zach, he tried spacers and the upper control arms got to bad angles, and contacted the coil spring all the time.

The only thing I might be semi concerned about is the upper balljoints. But they are relatively cheap and easy to replace. Some time down the road I want to run these upper control arms.
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Awesome pics Brian

As much as I love how yours looks on 35s I think I'm gonna go for the wider stance look and get some aftermarket wheels with some 305/65s or maybe even 325s which I think you mentioned to me before

I hate seeing the prices on tires for 18 inch wheels by the way, but I think I like that look better than 17s or 20s
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Yeah, the more I see 17" wheels on the newer body styles, the less I like them. Some of them do look okay with the right tires though. Anywho, the prices suck!
You should be able to run 33x12.50's on wider wheels with a leveling kit, no problem. There are a few on f150online.com and they look really good.
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