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Wheel Spacers/Adapters/Backspacing Information

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by Zero » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:03 pm

Its all good brother! :friday:
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:37 am

Wheel centric is a waste if you ever plan to have more than one set of wheels or change wheels in the life of your truck. Also you have to have a matching spare and possibly could not borrow a spare if you happened to get 2 flats on a trip. I have 4 full sets of wheels and tires and have had several other sets all on my perfectly capable ebay spacers. Not one issue and mine are 1.3 inches. I take my time and DO NOT USE air or power tools on wheels, never have, so i get no vibrations with my spacers.

If you got money to waste, give it to fred. If you want a good product for a fair price, buy from Mark or ebay. They both accomplish the exact same thing, but fred's product could limit you in the future or a time of need.
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by harvyne » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:25 pm

ok trying like hell to find a 1.5 wheel spacer with a 6x127 to a 6x127 to keep my stock envoy rims, can anyone give me the link to this Mark person or any other company that has them. im having no luck on ebay
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by Moots1288 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:27 pm

go to the vendor section
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:41 am

Someone just posted a set for sale on here as well
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by Trail X » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:22 am

You'll probably find it called 6x5 more often than 6x127
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by Dante2113 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:07 pm

I've had some bad experiences with wheel spacers in the past, and I'm looking to get my back spacing from a new wheel setup. However, I'm a little confused by what James meant by "obtaining a wheel with less than ~5".

A stock 16" wheel with a 1.5" spacer should have 4.5" of backspacing, correct? If so, why would a wheel with 5" of backspacing do just as well?

I've got an aftermarket wheel I'm looking into that comes in two sizes: 17x8 with +10mm offset OR 17x9 with -12mm offset. The 17x8 (+10mmET) will give me 4.9" of backspace, but if it's not as much backspace as the stock 16" wheel + 1.5" spacer, I plan to buy the 17x9 (-12mmET) wheels which will equate to 4.5" of backspace.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:41 pm

People do 1.5 inches to avoid cutting factory studs. You could do one inch and trim the studs
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by Tricguy007 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:25 pm

I just bought a set from the Lug Nut Guys on eBay and they even have 12.9 studs only hub centric
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by Tricguy007 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:36 am

If you use Saab 97x wheels you don't need to cut the wheel studs, spacers I'm running 1.25" spacers, the wheels have a pocket between the stud holes so the .25" the studs stick out doesn't interfer with the wheel
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