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Anybody know the specs on stock wheel studs on a 2010 1500? I'm looking and it seems to have plenty of meat to support a 1/2 inch free standing wheel spacer?

If not recommended, where can i get good longer wheel studs?
Tough to install?
Can i use stock chrome clads and nuts with longer studs with no wheel spacer should then decide to remove the spacer?

What performance, mpg cost, alignment or handling problems can I expect if I had a 1/2 to my offset all the way around?

I'm looking for a more aggressive stance and would evently like to run 305/55/20s





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I can see your not a mechanic or serious wrench turner . Not grease embedded in the skin , nothing under the finger nails . My fingers get clean like that when I'm on vacation . Then when I go back to work , I try to wear gloves to keep my paws clean . It never works out though .
 

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I can see your not a mechanic or serious wrench turner . Not grease embedded in the skin , nothing under the finger nails . My fingers get clean like that when I'm on vacation . Then when I go back to work , I try to wear gloves to keep my paws clean . It never works out though .
Ha.. I just had them done.

Off topic, but a few years back I painted the bed on an old F150 using Herculiner and spent a full week with that paint on my hands. Was concerned it would actually never come out so I went searching online and found the funniest automotive online post I've ever read. I can't work with gloves.. but will tell you... wear gloves when using Herculiner!

How do I remove Herculiner off my Hootus?!

So funny, that somebody took the time to create a short cartoon movie on the long dialog at some point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc9js0ZQlbM
 
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I've never used wheel spacers, but I've changed lots of wheel studs. The are pressed in to place, so to remove them you just push them back thru the mounting plate. It does take some effort, but soaking them with WD40 or equal for a while they can usually be tapped out with a hammer. My local "Car Quest" has always had any size I needed. Just tap the new ones in place.
 

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Yeah, it does not seem like a big deal (there's a good youtube how to), I just want to make sure If I put new longer studs ones in they can still be used in the stock setup.

Looking tthe stock rims which are steel with plastic chrome coated clad they seem to have a much thinner base than typical aluminum rims

Is it just me, or does it look like I'd have no problem squeeing in the 1/2 inch spacer with thos stock studs?

thinking of aluminum rims and how fat the base usually is as Alloy is lighter, but not stronger than steel.
 

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Mine isn't a 2010, but I run a 1/2" spacer with my SRT style wheels on my 06 and use the stock lugs and studs. I too was concerned about it and read several places that a minimum of 7 threads were required...I got 8 with my spacers.
 

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Mine isn't a 2010, but I run a 1/2" spacer with my SRT style wheels on my 06 and use the stock lugs and studs. I too was concerned about it and read several places that a minimum of 7 threads were required...I got 8 with my spacers.

Thanks! - That's great news! It's hard to teall how many treads I will have as rim nut entry is recessed a bit. Or is that just 8 full turns?

If I may ask where did you get you your wheel spacer? Aluminum? Wheel or hub centric issues at all?

Will these work?



Cheap Spacer from Ebay


You got them on both front and back?

Why did you add them? so you could have put on wider/bigger tires?

did you notice anyting visually when they are on? Does the truck look more agressive? Any issues at all? Did you have to align front end?

If any pics Id like to see them.
 

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It's 8 turns of the lug. I put them on the front only due to wider tires hitting the UCA. I can't tell the fronts are sticking out more than the rear, I think it's because of the shape of the fender.
 

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My girlfriend ran 1/2" spacer on an 05 2500 for a little without problems (her dad had a mechanic put them on without me knowing) Wasnt crazy about it and switched to an 1 3/4" adapter(still not crazy about about, but till new wheels are in the budget).
You wheel isnt going to be hubcentric anymore (unless you find a hubcentric spacer) so there is a chance of vibration in the front (like an unbalanced wheel)
I would check the lugs as often as possible to make sure there staying tight and the threads are getting torn up
 

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Good stuff guys.. I have 2010 big horn w 20's on it. Do any of you know the exact specs of that wheel... I think they are 20x9 with a +19.05mm offset? The prob I am having is at full turn my 305 55's rub the swaybar, so I'm looking at new rims?
 

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You wheel isnt going to be hubcentric anymore (unless you find a hubcentric spacer)
Is this true for a spacer that's not an adapter? After all the spacer is only creating space between the wheel and the hub.

Can somebody recommend a good 1/2 inch wheel spacer?
That one from ebay was not for 5x5.5.
 

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Mine isn't a 2010, but I run a 1/2" spacer with my SRT style wheels on my 06 and use the stock lugs and studs. I too was concerned about it and read several places that a minimum of 7 threads were required...I got 8 with my spacers.
Do you recall where you got the spacers? What brand? Did you have to align the front end? thanks.
 

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I just put my new ones on that I got from this guy... http://www.wheeladapter.com/wheel_spacers.php

I bought the hub-centric only spacers and they didn't affect the balance at all. My only complaint was that the holes are cut to be a very tight fit on the studs. I drilled mine out a little, otherwise I doubt I would be able to get them back off after I put them on. (I only use mine during the summer) The spacers don't change the alignment, so you should be okay. My truck handles better, gets better MPG's with my summer wheels/tires with the spacers, but that's not due to the spacers, but more the wheel/tire setup. You won't even know the spacers are there. I wouldn't go any bigger than 1/2" though. I have been considering getting longer studs, just to be safe.
 

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u can fit a wider tire without adding a spacer. i tried a used 305 50 20 toyo proxes on my 09 and had no rub issues at all. the tire was an inch and a half wider than stock and a half inch shorter.
 

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u can fit a wider tire without adding a spacer. i tried a used 305 50 20 toyo proxes on my 09 and had no rub issues at all. the tire was an inch and a half wider than stock and a half inch shorter.
I'm not familiar with the suspension of the 09 but most wheels won't allow the 305/50/20 to clear the upper control arm on the 06-08.
 

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u can fit a wider tire without adding a spacer. i tried a used 305 50 20 toyo proxes on my 09 and had no rub issues at all. the tire was an inch and a half wider than stock and a half inch shorter.
Plan is to put 305/55/20s on my 2010 2wd stock 20x9s chrome clads. I've read they will rub unless I put 1/4 inch spacers. But if i can get away with 1/2 hubcentric spacers (not adapters) I'll go that way as I'd like an even more agressive look.

If anybody is running that combination please chime in with pictures and details. I've ready the wider tires will hurt mpg some, but I'm already doing a terrible 12 mpg combined with just over 5k on the truck. How much worse could I be doing right?

I think this combination will look incredible.
 

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I just put my new ones on that I got from this guy... http://www.wheeladapter.com/wheel_spacers.php
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Did you get hub and wheel centric ($300 for 4 ouch)
they look high quality, but $200 for spacers is kinda pricey I think.

I still have to wonder how important is hubcentric if it's just a spacer (not an adapter) afterall the wheel's position is not changing, it's just going to sit out a little further.

$50 for a set of these:

Speedwaymotors nonHubcentric generic wheel spacers

Thoughts?
 

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I just talked to a Spacer manufacturer who said I needed at least 1 1/8 of thread on my current setup to be able to safely run 1/2 inch spacers.

It's very close, I'd say I have 1 1/16 of thread, possibly 1 1/8 when you tighen.

On the stock wheel and nut I get almost 13 full turns from on to tight.




Anybody running a 1/2 inch spacer on stock 20s on a 2wd for some time now?

I'm trying to see if I can run 1/2 inch spacers and 325/50/20s all the way around with no rubbing or problems.
 
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