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Old 04-05-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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Im looking at lifting my truck 6 inches with a rough country lift. I love my stock wheels and would like to keep them. Now in order to do this Im going to need wheel spacers. Im guessing 1.5 to 2 inches. Anyone running them? What tire size did you get on that stock rim. I want to run a 35x12.5 if I can.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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I've been doing a lot of research on this. I've seen many many companies, and the only one i'm willing to go with that i have come across is from here:

http://www.wheeladapter.com/ford_wheel_spacers.php

big, thick, hub centric but money. if the stance is not quite right then i'll be doing the same thing after my lift.
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I'm running 1.5" hub & wheel centric adapters made by Fred Goeske. They are the best out there. I have had zero issues. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for.

If you go the spacer/adapter route, you definitely don't want to go cheap. Cheap is dangerous. I for one don't want my well-being, and others', riding on a cheapo part stamped out in Guadala-who-the-hell-cares!
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I'm running 1.5" hub & wheel centric adapters made by Fred Goeske. They are the best out there. I have had zero issues. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for.

If you go the spacer/adapter route, you definitely don't want to go cheap. Cheap is dangerous. I for one don't want my well-being, and others', riding on a cheapo part stamped out in Guadala-who-the-hell-cares!
Those were around $300 right?
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I have talked to Fred Goeske at WheelAdaptors.com personally; he knows his stuff from decades of real world racing and off-road applications and has the highest quality products you can get. He definitely recommends that you do not go under 2.25 inch thickness for our heavy F150s and nothing over 2 inches in thickness; he strongly recommends and stocks the 1.5 inch thick bolted adapters.

I use his on my current setup as I really wanted to retain my factory FX wheels with my Fox/Icon suspension. I am running 33.5 inch tall Duratracs but can adjust my front some more to fit 34.5 inch tall tires when I am ready.

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Yes, around $300. I have talked with Fred personally too. He's a great guy who knows his craft very well.

I am running his 1.5" adapters with 2013 Raptor wheels and tires. IMO looks pretty sharp. They will also allow me to keep my 17" Raptor wheels with my 6" Rancho lift making for a pretty unique setup!
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*Threadjack* Desert dawg - lift height and spacer depth? you are damned close to what I planned my end goal to be.

*back on topic* looks like others agree with my suggestion. I have a set of 1/4" spacer plates that are going in the trash. without a hub centric spacer/adapter you are going to have issues. and the spacer plates remove too much of the hub ring that the wheel rests on to where I didnt feel comfortable running them. my original concern was thread depth remaining on the studs, but after trying the smallest it was more apparent that hub ring was more important than the rest.

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Which ones are the ones you guys are using? Just for the record. :P

http://www.wheeladapter.com/ford_wheel_spacers.php

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http://www.wheeladapter.com/wheel_spacers.php (Top Choice)
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I'm running the ones in the first link. Mine have the studs in them. Mine are adapters.

The other link is more like spacers. No studs. These you can't go too thick because you reduce the amount of threads on the studs. Resulting in not enough stud/threads to get your lug nuts on and torqued correctly.

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With the 1.5 inch spacers is there a need to cut the lugs on the hubs down so the wheels mount flush? Thank you all for the honest opinions and it seems you all use the same company.
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