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hey TRCM- Would I need a wheel spacer for the front wheels if I run a 35 on the stock wheel?
No idea...only vehicle I have run spacers on is my jeep cherokee......
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THanks I will have to save up for some new wheels and tires.

hmmm now what color black or chrome.........
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Spacer ?? adapters??

Do you consider those in the same category?

I've ran adapters on my Sonoma that I wheel pretty hard. no problems. Adapters on the back of my 300whp mustang with sticky tires. no problems. And adapters on my Ram. No problems.

You just have to make sure to sink the studs in the adapters when tightening them on.
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Spacer ?? adapters??

Do you consider those in the same category?

I've ran adapters on my Sonoma that I wheel pretty hard. no problems. Adapters on the back of my 300whp mustang with sticky tires. no problems. And adapters on my Ram. No problems.

You just have to make sure to sink the studs in the adapters when tightening them on.
Well, yes I do. The only difference is an adapter changes the bolt pattern as well as spacing the tire out.
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the adapter doesnt have to change the bolt pattern, i have 2 inch wheel spacers (adapters) on my ram and there perfectly fine, no problems whats so ever. you just have to make sure you get the spacer with the studs on them. they do slightly speed up the were of the joints and what not but so will an offset rim, i would personaly never seriouse rock crawl with em but for daily driving and some simple mudding i dont see why not.
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As mentioned already, there is nothing wrong with running spacers.
As far as added wear it is no different than running a low offset wheel.
Make sure you buy hub centric spacers and if more than 1/4" thick add longer wheel studs or buy spacers with pressed in studs. There is nothing wrong with running a quality spacer made out of high grade material. Dually's come with spacers from the factory.
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the adapter doesnt have to change the bolt pattern, i have 2 inch wheel spacers (adapters) on my ram and there perfectly fine, no problems whats so ever. you just have to make sure you get the spacer with the studs on them. they do slightly speed up the were of the joints and what not but so will an offset rim, i would personaly never seriouse rock crawl with em but for daily driving and some simple mudding i dont see why not.
If the 'adapter' doesn't change the bolt pattern, then what is it adapting ?>> nothing.

It is just spacing it out, hence the term 'spacer'.
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An adapter IS a spacer. You cant adapt bolt patterns without space to do so! People call them both spacers/adapters. Depends on what website you look at. They refer to the adapters as 5x5.5 to 5x5.5. They do still term them adapters, although they ONLY serve as spacers! Its a little confusing, but even tho they don't actually ADAPT, some companies still refer to them as adapters. Make sure to get the Hub Centric Spacers/Adapters for whatever you want to do with them (either adapt to another pattern or space you wheels out). They are more expensive, but a MUCH better product that can negate the effect of wobble and shake on the drivetrain. Locktite and re-torque after 500 miles is the standard!

I am referring to the ones that have the pressed in studs in them. I need to get some for the rear of my 2wd cause of the pushed out front tires with the CST Lift Spindles. Trying to figure out what the minimum thickness would need to be in order to NOT have to cut the factory studs!
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