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Icon5 wheel spacer, pros and cons

i want to hear about your personnal experience or expert opinion about it...

I have a 2010 FX4.

I'm wondering about :

1. possible premature wear on specific parts

2. overall change in handling

3. off-road and snow driving

4. turning radius

5. highway driving

6. allignment needed?

7. what's the best brand or store to buy them

8. ideal size

9. anything i forgot...!
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Increased turning radius and a harsher ride (for some reason) were the 2 reasons that I sent mine back.
They were Spidertrax 1-1/4" , 5 on 4-1/2. Order them from spidertrax.com
My install is in the How-To section.
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i actually ended up with a tighter turning radius with mine, but that's because my wheels hit the shock before full lock. with the spacer, i can go lock to lock. i have the 1.25" ones on the front and haven't had the first problem. have had them for 4 years or so.
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Honestly, they aren't completely terrible unless you don't do the maintenance on them. keep them torqued down and check wheel bearings often and you will be perfectly fine.
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