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O.K. i have read alot on the size of tire that will and won't fit on the 4th Gen. trucks and before I spend money on tires and Maybe spacers I would like to know everyone's opinion on the 1/4" wheel spacers.

1. Will I need longer studs?

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For 1/4" you don't need longer studs. It is always a good idea to occasionally check your lug nuts especially with spacers and I've put 20k+ miles with 1.75" wheel adapters on a Cummins but that doesnt mean you won't
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I agree with that ^^^^. It's better not to use them if you don't have to. If you make sure you get the right offset on your wheels, spacers won't be necessary.
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Yea, I wasn't wanting to spend the extra on new wheels when the stock 20's look pretty good, but I want a wider tire and didn't know If the 1/4" spacer would be a problem. Spacer = 100.00 Wheels = 1000.00
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$100 for 1/4" is way to much for spacers unless they are hubcentric
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They are Hubcentric, I was looking at wheeladaptor.com. still have not decided to go new wheel and tires or just tires and spacers! Just trying to find some information on the spacer and if any one has had any problems with them.
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i wouldnt recomend wheel spacers. you could run into alot of problems if you go out off roading, or are on rough roads. but, 1/4 inch would be the max i would use if i were to do spacers at all. and i would only do spacers if i were running into rubbing issues. iv seen alot of guys throw wheel spacers on their prerunners, or "wannabe prerunners" aka brophy trucks, and bend their spindle snouts, or bust the stock studs. if you are having rubbing issues you could look at your spindle and see if it has a steering limiting bolt. im unsure if your truck has them. but you can adjust the bolts to keep your tires from rubbing. but you loose a little turning radius, a smidge.
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Thanks for the Info. Yea, I was only going to use them for rubbing issues, but I think I will just buy new wheels if I want new tires or choose a different size tire.
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