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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

    Gonzo Elite Explorer<br><img src="/forums/images/stars4.

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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!!
     
  4. Gonzo

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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.
     
  6. Alec

    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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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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