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Old 03-02-2013, 08:23 AM
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Some people aren't crazy over the idea of spacers and that's each his own, of course. But a 1/4" spacer is all that is required to run what you want to run. The biggest concern is how much lug stud there is left for the lug nuts to grip onto and on the Rams, there is plenty. The next concern is that with slip-on type spacers if they manage to get installed off-center they could cause a balance issue and possibly vibrations. A few folks have had issues with that but the vast majority of folks running 1/4" spacers on this forum (and there are several of them) have had zero issues and are perfectly happy with them. Worst case scenario is that you do have vibration issues that you can't solve. The solution is a set of custom made hubcentric spacers that center themselves perfectly and eliminate any possibility of balance issues. They run about $200, however, as I said that is worst case scenario. Chances are that the $30 spacers from the tire place will work just fine.

Make sure the tire shop torques your wheels properly and then recheck them in a couple hundred miles and you will be fine. You should really be doing this anyway whether you have spacers or not. Hope this helps!
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