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Do wheel spacers increase stress?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, May 1, 2006.

  1. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    Im talkin about the 1.5" rear ones. I just got my tax return and well :D i need to buy something, (mudding and not getting the truck *that* dirty dont work for me) My dad keeps tellin me no b/c he says it'll make me increase stress on the rearend. Are these things realy that big of a deal? to me it just seems like a wheel w/ alota backspacing. Whats yalls thoughts on this?

    BTW i got a 10 bolt 3.08s and 33s
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    do the spacers have their own set of studs?
     
  3. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes they do increase stress but I dont really know how much. You might be ok with 33s if you have good wheel bearings but in my opinion you shouldnt do it. If your dead set on getting a wheel spacer then I would get a 14bff. Those big full floating hubs and big bearings can take a lot more stress then your 10b can.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I second spending the money on a wider/better rear end and not spacers. :)

    3.08's and 33's suck anyways, if you find a decent 6 lug 10 bolt front/14SF rear combo you could keep your stock tires/wheels, or go with 8 lug in either 14SF or FF, but need new wheels.

    Spacers on a 10 bolt on a truck that is actually wheeled? Much better things to spend money on. :)
     

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