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Old 07-13-2007
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Spacers

Are there any problems with running 2" billet aluminum spacers? (wear and safety related). These are the ones Im looking at just so you know thats its the good stuff.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...38362637QQrdZ1

I plan to run the 1.25" version of those spacers up front, and wanted the rear tires to come out close to the wheel well openings, so I figured 2" spacers would do the trick, but I dont know......safe?
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I'd stick with nothin bigger than 1.25 if you have to.


But to be honest, I don't really like the look of spacers from the rear. Buying wider wheels/tires is much better(but much more expensive)
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well, when you're running mustang wheels, you dont have a choice in offset, other than the deep dish ones, but I dont want to do that, cause if I run deep dish bullets in the rear and regular ones up front, I wont be able to rotate my tires at all.....right now all I can do is swap front and back cause I have directional tires.
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yes there fine tons of mustangs run them.. personally i would still run deep dish and not run the spacer and who cares about rotating when you can have wheels like that... *drool*
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That looks a hell of alot better than just running spacers in the back and pushing the rims out.
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I like how that truck has them sticking out just right
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exactly what were trying to get him to go for.
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Yeah I had a pair of 2" adapters that I tried in the back on my 2000, it made the wheels stick out way too much for my tastes, looked tacky.. ^the deep dish wheels just look hott. They really set off the flareside nicely..

Even in the front, since they seem to stick out a bit more than the rear wheels to start with, putting 2" will make them stick way out there, not to mention you would be going through ball joints and possibly wheel bearings more often. I'd stick with 1" or less in the fronts just to clear the center dust caps for your wheel center caps.
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ya'll make me sick. *starts searching for deep dish wheels* lol

I can't find any 17" deep dish bullitt wheels. I saw a few black ones, but no silver......on ebay.
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you dont have silver you have Anthracite finish

silver is REALLY light like almost polish looking silver of my truck.....

http://www.americanmuscle.com/dedibuwh.html here $149 each and free shipping great company
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-9-...QQcmdZViewItem

here is a whole set for under $500 17x9 and 17x10.5 if i remember right you have real 17x8 Ford wheels right? replica's have difference back spacing you shoot them out more then stock ford wheels...
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so will the front tires 255/45/17 fit on the 17x9" wheels?
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i dont see why not there 10" wide...
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im running 1-1/4" up front and works fine.
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