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I came across wheel spacers that are 1.5 inch thick 5x5.5. What are the pros and cons with these wheel spacers? I want to do this so I can keep my factory wheels. Please help me out.

I want to put 35x12.50x20 Nitto Trail Grapplers on my 06 1500 but I would have to get aftermarket wheels just to clear the control arms. I don't want to do that unless I absolutely have to. With my factory 275/60/20 Good-for-a-year tires I have maybe a half inch in between the tire and control arms. I have my new front struts with my 2.5 inch level lift installed.
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Who makes them? Are they Hub centric? Do they have pressed in studs?
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To be honest I don't know who makes them, I know that throws the red flag. They are listed on ebay and here is the link. I cannot find them anywhere else.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Dodge-Wheel-Spacers-Adapters-5x5-5-bolt-pattern-1-5-inch-thick-/290701094654?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &fits=Year%3A2006%7CMake%3ADodge%7CModel%3ARam+150 0&hash=item43af22aefe&vxp=mtr
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They have everything listed the same as the some of the best out there, BUT I think I would spend the extra 80ish to go with one I trust, motosport-tech etc just to be on safe side. The pros and cons, well the only pro I cant think of is youll be able to fit a wider range of tire/rim sizes, other than that nothing. Cons, possibly wear out front end components quicker, ( so will larger rims/tires etc without spacers, incorrect installment of lifts etc) , possible total failure of studs(not likely).

IF I was you, I would figure the exact amount of spacer you will need, custom order spacer for that size and either cut existing studs or buy new studs length I needed, why you ask? To simply put less stress on front end
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Also just scene those spacers are NOT hub/wheel centric, I would not buy any adapter that wasnt, thats just me
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I don't like those also remember it adds another set of lugs you have to keep tight.
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If you go anything less that 1.75" spacers you'll have to trim the stock lugs to fit the rim onto the spacers....the Motorsport ones are good...as well as wheeladapter.com....and +1 on getting the hubcentric ones...just be wary of cheaply priced eBay spacers...you'll never know what kind of quality your buying....AND...if you looking for wheel spacers I have a barely used set FS..they are 1.75" hubcentric from wheeladapter.com..pm me if your interested...

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If you go anything less that 1.75" spacers you'll have to trim the stock lugs to fit the rim onto the spacers....the Motorsport ones are good...as well as wheeladapter.com....and +1 on getting the hubcentric ones...just be wary of cheaply priced eBay spacers...you'll never know what kind of quality your buying....AND...if you looking for wheel spacers I have a barely used set FS..they are 1.75" hubcentric from wheeladapter.com..pm me if your interested...

Unless there are pocket reliefs on the back side of the wheel like most wheels have. Most cast wheels have a pocket (gap between studs) relief that the stock studs will fit in.
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