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wheel spacers

just put 2 inch wheel spacers al laround on my truck and the outcome is exactly wat i was lookin for will post pic's tommorow
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spacers are dangerous and 2 inch scares me more
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Sounds like a million problems waiting to happen. And if you off-road at all these are quite dangerous.

To each his or her own, but this is a safety issue. Get a rim with less backspacing if you want a wider stance.
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why are they dangerous?
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Well it can snap the studs off in rough, off-road situations. It also creates unsafe wear on the suspension pieces.

Just to name a few.
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That's just what I've heard. I'm 99% sure it's the truth though. I'm sure some other members will chime in.

Searching might be a good idea as well.

Here

And here
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Well i'd like to see the pics, i too have heard its dangerous... i have been considering some small ones... like 1/2" if they make them that size
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I think 7/16 is the thickest you can get away with using stock studs. IMO, low backspacing would be just as bad for the suspension as typical BS with spacers...the place where the danger comes into play is improperly torqued nuts and sub-par quality metals.
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pretty much your just adding leverage on your ball joints straining them more and putting more load on your wheel bearings so those will go alot more often. and i could see the wheel studs breaking off. unless you properly torque them even then i think you would still break them even if you hit a curb hard enough. if its what you want go for it just expect to start replacing more parts on the front end....
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and they are gonna ride like crap too
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i got my 2inch ones on and they ride fine i dont scrub on the sway bar anymore and i got them made at advanced adapters all forged steel with built in extended studs bout 20 lugs and bolted them on then bolted my wheels on
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i could be wrong but it looks like you need an alignment pretty bad
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ys i do but i dont know if they will be able to do it with out me buying aftermarket cambers?
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Ok here's my 2 cents...

Why the pizza cutters?

The spacers will be fine as long as your not whiping on your shat.

My bud had to put them on his '97 F-1 after we did the straight axel conversion on it. To be able to have one lug pattern all the way around. Don't go thru inspection with them, atleast in Jersey any way. You'll fail.
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Trust me get an alignment. Who cares if you need the alignment cams, its not worth it to roll around with a ****ed up alignment. You will start to damage other components. And imo ditch the wheel spacers.
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