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Old 02-09-2012, 12:09 AM
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NWRQC what is the thickness of those spacers? did you have to cut or shorten your studs to fit those nuts? or were they direct bolt on? and where can I get them? thanks
I think the ones on the pic are 12mm. Optionselect (on ebay) has a ton of spacers similar to the ones above. I have/do run those and the quality is as good if not better than some of the mainstream brands.
15mm is usually the thinest that you can get with built in studs, and they go up to 2" +. The spacers are a direct bolt on item with no modification to the stock studs. You don't want to cut the stock studs. The stock studs will stick out past the edge of the thinner (15mm-22mm) spacers, but most all aftermarket wheels have reliefs cut on the back side of the wheel (where it mounts to the hub) so the tips of the stock studs fit right in there. The larger spacers will stick out past the edge of the stock studs so that wont be an issue.
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can you recommend any spacers for me? im having trouble finding quality 8 lug ones :/
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I think the ones on the pic are 12mm. Optionselect (on ebay) has a ton of spacers similar to the ones above. I have/do run those and the quality is as good if not better than some of the mainstream brands.
15mm is usually the thinest that you can get with built in studs, and they go up to 2" +. The spacers are a direct bolt on item with no modification to the stock studs. You don't want to cut the stock studs. The stock studs will stick out past the edge of the thinner (15mm-22mm) spacers, but most all aftermarket wheels have reliefs cut on the back side of the wheel (where it mounts to the hub) so the tips of the stock studs fit right in there. The larger spacers will stick out past the edge of the stock studs so that wont be an issue.
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I think the ones on the pic are 12mm. Optionselect (on ebay) has a ton of spacers similar to the ones above. I have/do run those and the quality is as good if not better than some of the mainstream brands.
15mm is usually the thinest that you can get with built in studs, and they go up to 2" +. The spacers are a direct bolt on item with no modification to the stock studs. You don't want to cut the stock studs. The stock studs will stick out past the edge of the thinner (15mm-22mm) spacers, but most all aftermarket wheels have reliefs cut on the back side of the wheel (where it mounts to the hub) so the tips of the stock studs fit right in there. The larger spacers will stick out past the edge of the stock studs so that wont be an issue.


So NWRQC, if you could answer this...I have a '12 1500 4wd and am having trouble finding wheels that I like that aren't backordered so I am highly conshiering using my stock rims(which I like anyways). I have the Bushwacker (non-pocket) flares, and intend to buy a 3.5" front leveling/lift spacer along with a 2.0" rear coil spacer on ebay(seller supreme.suspensions) to allow for improved clearance for some 305-60/20's. My main question for you is, would 1.25" wheel spacers be safe and how much added stress would they put on my bearings considering the wider stance and the weight of the tires? I am thinking maybe the width of the new tires would help a little bit to offset the added stress. I usually just do suspension lifts and new rims but the cost for all of that is just more than I have to spend these days. I like the idea of the coil spacers(Nightrod on here has them on his truck) Any help would be appreciated.
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The 1.25" spacer will work fin in your case. I would assume you're not going to be building a drag racing/rock crawling beast that puts out high torque numbers, so they'll work just fine. Also, check you local laws, there are places out there that require you to cover the entire tire width (non-pocket flares are 1.5" IIRC, at least the pre-09s were) as well as run mudflaps to minimum 1/2 tire diameter from ground.

I would be careful about a 3.5" front spacer, the most that people have been going is 2.5" and somem have been having stability issues with that. If you space them too high you start becoming unstable because the suspension is now trying to balance the weight around a much higher center of gravity. If you want to do this safely then you should really be looking at a 4" lift kit, but I do realize the added cost, so it's really your decision.
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So NWRQC, if you could answer this...I have a '12 1500 4wd and am having trouble finding wheels that I like that aren't backordered so I am highly conshiering using my stock rims(which I like anyways). I have the Bushwacker (non-pocket) flares, and intend to buy a 3.5" front leveling/lift spacer along with a 2.0" rear coil spacer on ebay(seller supreme.suspensions) to allow for improved clearance for some 305-60/20's. My main question for you is, would 1.25" wheel spacers be safe and how much added stress would they put on my bearings considering the wider stance and the weight of the tires? I am thinking maybe the width of the new tires would help a little bit to offset the added stress. I usually just do suspension lifts and new rims but the cost for all of that is just more than I have to spend these days. I like the idea of the coil spacers(Nightrod on here has them on his truck) Any help would be appreciated.
As CdnoilRAM stated, you will be fine. There will be a little more stress on the placed upon the hub, but the wider tire will counter some of that as you mentioned. Adding the spacer will have the same effect as adding adding aftermarket wheels with a lower offset. 20x9 -18mm offset seems to be a common size which would place the wheels even further out than the 1.25" spacer that you would like to use(assuming that you have 20x9 +18 offset). So far I haven't heard of issues from running wheels with similar specs (-18mm).
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I disagree with some of these statements, I have run 1/4 spacers on my lightning drag racing for years, truck makes over 600rwhp and I have never had an issue. I have run 1" billet Aluminum spacers on 4x4 trucks for years and never had an issue. With that being said I also don't rock climb, jump or any of that other stuff. However I do have a friend who just put 1" spacers on his rock crawler jeep and has run them for years with no issue. Quality in the part you purchase is key. And making sure they are hubcentric as well.
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I disagree with some of these statements, I have run 1/4 spacers on my lightning drag racing for years, truck makes over 600rwhp and I have never had an issue. I have run 1" billet Aluminum spacers on 4x4 trucks for years and never had an issue. With that being said I also don't rock climb, jump or any of that other stuff. However I do have a friend who just put 1" spacers on his rock crawler jeep and has run them for years with no issue. Quality in the part you purchase is key. And making sure they are hubcentric as well.
can you recommend a quality 8 lug spacer? bc every one that i look at is on ebay and im a bitch skected out about those
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