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I want to run a tad bit bigger tire.... like a 255 or 265 and I know I will need a rear spacer.
? is, will the spacers affect the towing ratings? meaning are they able to handle the serious loads that would be put in the truck? I tow pretty heavy and I dont want to worry about the spacers snapping or somethin!

I was thinking like a 2" spacer but I dont know if that would be overkill or if they even make anything smaller?

Where would I find some spacers?

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we did some on a lifted dually. they were 2 inch ones and the tires were 325/80-16. he had about an inch between them. internet is always a good place to find them. i would imagine the towing rating or weight rating would be affected because of the added stress
 

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You will not need a spacer for 255's. There is enough room even loaded to the max for 255's. Now for 265's you will need a spacer, you can get a 1.5" spacer. The ones I have are hubcentric. The hubcentric is a little harder to install, after you remove the outer wheel, you pull the axel out, install the spacer and replace the axel, then bolt the outer wheel to the spacer.

I have had 7200 lbs in the bed of the truck and the spacers had no issues. They have been on the truck for 4 years.
 

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You will not need a spacer for 255's. There is enough room even loaded to the max for 255's. Now for 265's you will need a spacer, you can get a 1.5" spacer. The ones I have are hubcentric. The hubcentric is a little harder to install, after you remove the outer wheel, you pull the axel out, install the spacer and replace the axel, then bolt the outer wheel to the spacer.

I have had 7200 lbs in the bed of the truck and the spacers had no issues. They have been on the truck for 4 years.
hmmm.... I have the stock 235's and they are awful close!

Where could I find the one you are running? what kinda price?

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Wheel Spacers by Fearless Fred Goeske! He's the guy who started it all with www.wheeladapters.com. Just fill out his form on his website and he'll personally call you back and answer any questions you have. I've had his for over 5 years now and have had ZERO problems. He also makes them to order and they're hub/wheel centric for our wheels. I haven't heard of anybody else offering their wheel spacers as hub/wheel centric. And trust me...you want them to be!
 

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Wheel Spacers by Fearless Fred Goeske! He's the guy who started it all with www.wheeladapters.com. Just fill out his form on his website and he'll personally call you back and answer any questions you have. I've had his for over 5 years now and have had ZERO problems. He also makes them to order and they're hub/wheel centric for our wheels. I haven't heard of anybody else offering their wheel spacers as hub/wheel centric. And trust me...you want them to be!
Thanks a bunch Danny!!
 

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I got mine from a guy down in Universal City. 6160 T6 aluminum. Fred Goresk? I think was his name. Paid 250 for them. I'll try and find his contact info, I paid cash so I don't have a recipt.

I found him by doing an internet search for spacers, he was close enough for me to drive down and see him and talk with him. He showed me some of the other guys spacers, then he showed me one of his that had been in a wreck. The factory ALCOA was destroyed and his spacer was still bolted to it with no damage. I was sold at that moment.
 

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Thanks Ya'll!!!


I am gonna derail my own thread!!

Would some 19.5's fit in the wheel well's of my truck? and still turn?

I am thinking of maybe doing some alcoas with Michelins

Thanks again
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Thanks Ya'll!!!


I am gonna derail my own thread!!

Would some 19.5's fit in the wheel well's of my truck? and still turn?

I am thinking of maybe doing some alcoas with Michelins

Thanks again
~Jim
I think you'll need a mild lift on the front & rear to get em to fit on a 2wd.
 

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Thanks Ya'll!!!


I am gonna derail my own thread!!

Would some 19.5's fit in the wheel well's of my truck? and still turn?

I am thinking of maybe doing some alcoas with Michelins

Thanks again
~Jim
sorry, danny and cat have already posted and their link worked, i geuss i'm a computer bone head. 19.5s will fit unless your 2 wheel drive. you almost look lowered!

nope,you are lowered,no fit!
 

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I got mine from a guy down in Universal City. 6160 T6 aluminum. Fred Goresk? I think was his name. Paid 250 for them. I'll try and find his contact info, I paid cash so I don't have a recipt.

I found him by doing an internet search for spacers, he was close enough for me to drive down and see him and talk with him. He showed me some of the other guys spacers, then he showed me one of his that had been in a wreck. The factory ALCOA was destroyed and his spacer was still bolted to it with no damage. I was sold at that moment.
Fred also gave me a lifetime warranty on my wheel spacer than if I ever broke them he'd replace them. I've beat my truck to hell and back and never had to honor that warranty. Great guy to talk to about his racing days also. He's also not a pushy salesman either. He knows his customers sell his stuff for him! :D
 
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