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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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New Rim Spacing Problem

Hey guys,

Just bought some new rims and tires for the truck but I need some info on spacing. The new rims have a 5" backspacing and my stock rims are 4" so I am prepared to get spacers. However, if I get a 1" or 1.5" inch spacer, my studs will stick through and I will have to grind them down to make the new rims sit flush. But then what happens in the winter when I want to take the rims off and put the stocks back on for winter? Will there be enough thread left on the studs for my lugs to hodl enough? Does anyone know how far you can grind down before its too little stud left for the stock rims?

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Re: New Rim Spacing Problem

You need a 2" spacer if you don't want to cut your studs.

What's the width of the new wheels and what size tires are you going to run?


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Re: New Rim Spacing Problem

i rand a few wheels with a 5" back space and never really had any problems. i was running 35's for a while and only problem was that it rubbed the fender every once and awhile

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Re: New Rim Spacing Problem

Im running 17x8 rims with 35". I was considering a 2" spacer, but I don't really want the tires to sit that far out passed my fenders, so I was going to go with a 1.5" spacer. But I'm guessing the only way to get around the problem is to go with a 2"?

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Re: New Rim Spacing Problem

Roll with a 2" spacer and put some badass bushwacker fender flares on her!

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Re: New Rim Spacing Problem

Try the rims and tires on the truck first and then see if you even need spacers.

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