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This is a prime example why you should research research research before you buy something.
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yeah spacers are a baaaaaaaad idea i wouldnt even put spacers on my 4 wheeler but different strokes for different folks if they are only 2 days old surely they would return them not trying to be a smart *** but when it comes to wheels and b/spacing you have to do your homework before you buy
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Why will you lose money? They aren't used and have some used tires mounted on them. How much did you pay for them?

When I make an investment like that, I am gonna research it and make sure it will work, not find out later I was decieved to make a sale.
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well i've had my friend help me on this and i guess he was wrong on this one. i never knew anything about backspacing. i didnt even know to do research on backspacing! im going to try to exchange them.
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well i've had my friend help me on this and i guess he was wrong on this one. i never knew anything about backspacing. i didnt even know to do research on backspacing! im going to try to exchange them.
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would 4 1/2 be pushing it to much too? If i try to exchange these i need to stick with wear i got them, which is american racing. i cant find anything smaller then 4 1/2 with a 16x8 rim. also i cant go to a 15x10 if thats what you were going to suggest lol
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just get good bolt on wheel spacers in 1 or 1.25 inch. get the ones that bolt onto the studs and have their own studs in them to bolt the wheel to. If they were horrible ideas they would not get articles written about them in true off-road magazines (like petersons) and there wouldn't be so many people runnign them with no issues. just do not get the ones that slip over your studs and you bolt your wheels to the same studs or you add longer studs, it puts way too much strain on the studs, the good ones will bolt onto the hub and have their own studs in them. there are quite a bunch on ebay in 1" 1.25" 1.5" and so on. a 1.25" would put you at a 3.75 BS which is what a lot of aftermarket 15x8s come in and seems to work good with a 12.5 inch tire.
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thanks Jason! what would i look up on e-bay to find what i need? i want to make sure i order the correct thing. i dont want to make another mistake...... lol
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look for "wheel spacers". Get either 1" or 1.25" would be ideal and make sure they are 5x4.5. I wouldnt go cheap on the spacers either for your security.
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Spidertrax (sp?) I believe is the company that make spacers specifically for trucks,
but I would not ever put spacers on my truck!
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Well im not going to do any offroading. So i cant imagine there is going to be any major preasure on them
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www.trailsport4x4.com

They are a vendor on pirate. MANY people run the spacers/adapters off-road. I have spacers on mine.
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OH ok, so i shouldnt be that worried if i put those on? some people made it sound like it was really bad to put those on.....
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Well those people have no first hand experience and probably don't know any one that has. That is always the case about spacers.
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ooooo, the blackhole of the unkown....always sucks us in....
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ok good. so you suggest geting them from trail sport 4x4?
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Yes. Those are the ones I'm running on my truck.
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Well im not going to do any offroading. So i cant imagine there is going to be any major preasure on them

With bigger tires and the lift you might catch the off-roading bug and then what are you gonna do?
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I'll just say, I don't think its recommended you use spacers if you are gonna offroad, just try selling the rims and get one's with 4" BS or 3.5" BS.

I think ScottyG, Myself and Wowak will say the same for spacers on Steet as well.
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Well those people have no first hand experience and probably don't know any one that has. That is always the case about spacers.
That's a bold statement, how do you know what experiences people have had?
You're right, I was born yesterday, I know nothing. I don't even know what a wheel is, what was I thinking?

Why use spacers, when you can use the correct wheels?
I wasn't saying that spacers were bad, but they are certainly not a 100% safe alternative to the CORRECT wheels.
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ok thanks, well I've sayed many times i cant use the correct wheels. I cant return them. Im just going to have to learn from my mistake and deal with what i have. Thanks for all your help guys.....
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That's a bold statement, how do you know what experiences people have had?
You're right, I was born yesterday, I know nothing. I don't even know what a wheel is, what was I thinking?

Why use spacers, when you can use the correct wheels?
I wasn't saying that spacers were bad, but they are certainly not a 100% safe alternative to the CORRECT wheels.
It's not really a bold statement when not a single person that said spacers are not a safe alternative mentioned a real-life first-hand experience as to why spacers are o so bad.

I would need wheels with 1.5" of backspacing to have the clearance I need. With spacers I can still use my 3.5" of backspacing, and when I upgrade to full-width axles I won't have to change my wheels because I did.
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It's not really a bold statement when not a single person that said spacers are not a safe alternative mentioned a real-life first-hand experience as to why spacers are o so bad.

I would need wheels with 1.5" of backspacing to have the clearance I need. With spacers I can still use my 3.5" of backspacing, and when I upgrade to full-width axles I won't have to change my wheels because I did.

Well those people have no first hand experience and probably don't know any one that has. That is always the case about spacers.
Dude, take a look at your truck. Is there a correct wheel for it? NO, because you fabbed the suspension yourself. Spacers are what YOU need to get the wheels attached to the axle.

I have seen both types of spacers fail. The "through kind" where you use longer studs. The studs break.
And the "bolt on kind", that have their own studs, the flange cracks, or the studs break...

I've been a auto/diesel mechanic for 16 years, I kick myself in the a$$ for not taking pics for you all these years...and providing actual video.

My point was, send them back, get the correct size.
I'm not always wrong, and you're not always right.
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