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Wheel spacers & turning radius

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by Gonzo, October 10, 2002.

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    1. Gonzo

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      I have seen that some of you guys are running wheel spacers, and wondered if they affect the turning radius at all?
       
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    3. JoshC

      JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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      Wish i could answer your question, i'd just like to know where you all get them from?

      Happy trails!!
       
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      I'm interested in this thread also!

      I'm currently running 33"x12.5"x15" Tires on my stock rims. I'm kind of wanting to get some spacers maybe 1 1/2 inches but unsure about the turning Radius also.

      I rub a bit now & have trimmed but what about the spacers?

      I even thought about getting some 15"X10" Rims but unsure what backspacing. The spacers would be a bit cheaper than new rims. I just want to get a bit of a wider stance for stability.
       
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      Alto, instead of spacers I recommend 15x8 3.75 bs $40 Rockcrawler rims. They'd be better for your tires, and ultimately can be deemed safer than spacers. And for the price they're great!

      My take on spacers: if you need to get them, then get a good set with precise holes and studs. Do not get "pass-through" spacers that just have holes and space the rim from the rotor, but reuse the rotor's studs for the rim. But I think if you can get new rims instead of spacers, that that's the better option.
       
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      I understand that new rims would be better but my location makes those $40 RockCrawlers about $190 each.

      I'm trying to find some rims around here and love the look of the 15"x10" I'm just now sure what back spacing to get. I don't want to send my tire through the fenders!

      I know that if I deside to get Spacers I'd be getting the best. $65.00 for my Ex and double for shipping from performance wheel.

      I've been searching for what kind of back spacing people are running with 15"x10" and what length spacers.

      I would want to get the best length spacers. I want to stick out but not cause over excessive wear.
       

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