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by Dudabadical » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:37 pm

Hello everyone. I'm currently working on my build. Suspension parts enroute. 3" Liftmeister in front and then I will level the back.
My endeavor to use somewhat wide wheels, but not have the wheels stick out too far. Needless to say, I've gone the adapter route. I initially thought that using 1" adapters seemed fine. And that grinding down the lugs didn't seem too crazy. However, I have started to have some mixed feelings about it. I'm wondering if there are big safety differences between the 1" and 1.5" or if it's basically sixes. Unfortunately, 1.25" adapters, have gone the way of unicorns. I don't know if I am just bad at searching, but I have not been able to find TBs running 1" adapters. Let alone, TBs with 1" adapters and 17x9.5 (6 offset) wheels. Maybe my pics will help someone that is looking for examples. So, here they are. Anyone that shares their opinion on if you think this wheel stick out too far, it's much appreciated. I have not ground down the lugs yet. I feel like right now, they are providing some indication of how much 1.5" adapters would push them out. I'm not sure if it's a valid one, but still a concern. I really don't want to getting any tickets for it. I'm pretty sure the 1", with ground lugs, will help me avoid that. When I measured how much the lugs stick out, it's about 1/3"

Tires are 275/70r17 Cooper Discoverer A/T3
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...you can't even tell they stick out from this angle.
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I feel like this angle best shows how far the wheels stick out, without the lugs ground.
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Hubs with 1" spacers. Lugs unground.
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by wstuckey1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:34 pm

I like the stance. I think it looks really good. It really depends on where you live, whether or not you’ll get pulled over for not having flares/mud flaps. I’ve been driving on my setup with 1.5 adaptors, 12.5 wide tires, and 4.5” of backspacing for around 8-10 months and haven’t been pulled over for anything legitimate. That’s a story for another time. Lol
I think the whole setup looks good though
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:50 pm

Only looks a lil further out than mine. I'm running 1.5" adapters, but have a bigger offset on my rims. Local laws will vary with stuff like that, but you can always get some Flex Fender or whatever it was called. Sold in rolls so you can cut to length. Doesn't look bad though. YOu will notice, however, in the rain Ol' Faithful shooting up from the front of your rigs, and puddle splashes will go straight to your windshield, so make sure your wipers are on high before you aim for the big puddles :)
I like the look, though.
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by Dudabadical » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:28 am

Thank you guys. I orders some none lip 1.25, hub centric spacers. I'll grind down the lugs enough for them and see they look. Hopefully that will do the trick. I the meantime, I finished my lift.
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