Opinions on spacers

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  1. Johnny5101

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    Hi I have a 04 f150 with a 8ft bed. It has a 6" suspension lift with 18" dick cepek rims. Right now I have 33's on it. But that's just because I just got the lift kit on. And had 33's on it prior. I have bushwhacked fender flares on it. The tires and rims are flush with the fender flares. However I like the look of trucks when the tires stick out a bit. What are you guys' opinions on putting spacers on trucks? My truck is more for looks than play. But play is never out of the question.
     
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    Roush PSD Interceptor Straight Piped Diesel Staff Member

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    TxFx04 had an '04
    He would have some great input on your question.
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    Personally I've had bad luck using spacers in the1980's.



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    The best way to achieve a wider stance is a wider wheel with more negative offset. I ran spacers for a little bit but I still don't trust them.


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    That's what I was afraid of myself
     
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    From what I've read either way you're changing the offset which changes where the load is put on the wheel itself. The farther out you go, the more "leverage" there is resulting in more wear on bearings. How much extra wear per negative offset I have no idea. Will you have problems at -12 mm or -24mm? Probably not. -5" probably ha ha. I've read guys run 2" spacers no problem, other guys run a 1" and will never do it again.

    Dylan's right though, the best way to do it is a get a wider wheel with more negative offset. Avoid the hardware in between.


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    Had spacers on my 01 expedition with a 6" lift and spacers. Hit side of a curb once and tore my rim completely off


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    Omg!! That's defianelty not a good situation or outcome. That makes me very discouraged in that idea! I appreciate your comments and experiences.
     

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