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I'm looking at FR500s for my '05. I've been looking around, I did some searching on here and it wasn't quite clear.

They are 17x9s, offset is +24mm and the backspacing is 5.85"

Will I need to run a spacer? I've seen the the 18x9s on an Explorer with I think the same specifications and he's running no spacer.

Thanks for the help.
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yes you will need a spacer, stock backspacing is 4.5
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Exploders are set-up differently up front.

You WILL need a spacer, youll hit the sway bar up front, and youll rub the spindle with anything wider than 255

I had 2" adapters, that brought the wheels out to the end of the fender flare. Made my truck look mean.

I would offer those to you, cause i still have them, but i just might give them to someone else.






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That is awesome, thanks for the info guys.

FoMoCo, the stance/wheel combo is awesome on your truck. Was that stock height? Could you tell me the whole size of the tire?
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275/60/17 Kuhmo ECSTA STx tires...

Not stock height, rear blocks removed. To level the truck out.
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Those are the rims I wanted to get before I got the ones I have now. Are you getting the black ones?

P.S.- Leo I loved your old truck always have loved it!
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2" spacers? I am going to be running some 17x9 Cobra's, and I am considering a 5/16" spacer to clear the front. I am not keen on the spacers, but I will do it if I have to. I know I can clear the rear with no spacer, but the front I cannot.

Leo, did you have spacers [2"] on all 4 corners?

Man...275/60..that's huge. I am gonna [maybe] run 255/45. I want 275/40, but I don't know if that would blow up the power steering pump, or clear at all.
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FoMoCo,

You said more than 255 will rub? I'm gonna assume you meant that without the spacers because you were running a 275. Am I following correctly?


Roach,

Pretty sure I'm going black but maybe silver, for sure not chrome. I ordered some 20" Boss 303 in black but there was a shipping issue which worked out because I ended up realizing I didn't want 20s. I still want some tire and the ability a nice offroad tire if I end up lifting.

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@Shaun , yea man, 255 is pushing it with no spacer. Cause its about as wide as the rim itself...

I was running 275 without spacers, but they were rubbing on the top of the spindle constantly, and it sucked.

@swoop, 275/60 is huge...lol I LOVE IT..And yes, 2" on all corners.

I had 285/55/18 on this setup
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Leo,

What do you think would be the minimum spacer to run to clear the sway bar and spindle?
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5/16" , with longer studs, to be safe
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Thanks Leo, I really appreciate your help.
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whats up Shaun!
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Not much Robbie, just making final decisions on the wheels. How was Carlisle?
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Carlisle rocked! not to many 01+ rangers there though...there was a bagged slapsh with an 01+ conversion.


i have to say, if ur truck will have the stance Leos did, its gunna look badass.
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where can I buy some spacers I'm going to the rims shop tomarrow will they have them there???
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I found some on Summit for cheap. I've heard good things about the ones from Maximum Motorsports too.
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No prob bro.
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Ok another question on the wheels:

Will I run into problems in the future when I install either a 3" spindle lift or the Camburg 6.0?

Thanks.
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shouldnt.
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Awesome. Thanks again. Looks like FR500s for me. Gonna get the black ones, the girlfriend decided for me.
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the girlfriend decided for me.
o boy lol j/k with ya
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Yeah it is funny.

Its nice to get a non-car person perspective sometimes though and she'll call it down the middle.
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to bad u couldnt keep ur Pre and the 05 Shaun...ah well. bet they'll look great...ya need a photochop of them :-D
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If Lee wakes up soon, I'll have him chop them.

I'm still planning on getting another Pre, but not until we move into our house. And its gonna be a 80-86 at the newest.
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