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Old 01-01-2016, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys so I'm looking to get some wheel spacers for my truck, I'm currently running 31 inch tires on stock FX4 rims. I want them to either stick out a little bit or be flush with the body of the truck ( so you can see the tire tread when looking at it from back view)
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Take a measuring tape and measure from the edge of your tire to your desired spot, and there's your answer.

Some people have ridden years and years with no issues with spacers, others like me didn't get a week out of them before a tire came off while going 45 mph down the road.
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With a 305 or 315 you will need 1.5" but I would go 2" so I wouldnt have to trim the studs.
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I still had to run a grinder over my studs with the 2.5" adapters. I upgraded my lugs when I went to 35's though, not sure if they are longer, but they are a thicker coarse thread lug now.
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When you say you upgraded your studs do you mean you went to a higher grade stud?

That would make them harder but more brittle.
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I'm not sure if I went to a higher grade, but I do know they are thicker than the old ones. When my rear end was giving me trouble this dipstick that attempted to fix it (and ended up scamming me) talked me into getting bigger lugs. I think I got the 14x2 lugs because I figure that's what the one ton trucks use, I'm not sure if I got the same grade though. I'll have to find the paperwork tomorrow.
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Bad for wheel bearings, puts more leverage on them.

Illegal in many states because can throw stones into cars behind. Some states require mudflap covering full width of tire , extending to x " from ground. This is why fender extensions are made to cover larger tires. If not outside top of wheel well you can get away with it legally. Theres a lot riding around out there ignorant and lucky.

Being blunt, little tires outside wheel wells look stupid too., at least to me.

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Personally I would avoid spacers at all cost, but if you do, make damn sure they are hub centric.
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Oh and you can't forget... Rock chips! if you like the paint on your truck I'd leave it.
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1.5" will put you right where you want to be, you only have to cut a quarter inch off each stud with 1.25" spacers. 1.5" will clear the stock studs no problem. If your going to do it though keep in mind the issues that your going to face down the road... Wheel bearings /seals / hubs / Balljoints. If your okay with parts wearing out faster then go for it! I've been running spacers for about 3 years, everything from 1"-3" now, still on the factory hubs with a rebuild on the front end and bearings and seals in the rear.
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