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Old 12-06-2009, 04:16 PM
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I've been looking at getting wheel spacers for my 2001 reg. cab stock everything ranger (2wd) and wanted some help. I've been looking at the ones that are 2". I heard that if i get these ill have to cut off the extra length of the bolts that the wheels would normally attach to (The original stock bolts), or the wheel will hit them on the other side of the spacers where the wheels would attach to the spacers. That is to involved and to permanent for me. I looked at getting the spacers that just go in between. The ones that slide on to the regular bolts before you put the wheel on and I heard that these are not as safe because it puts the wheels farther out on the bolts?

So any thoughts? Pretty much I just want my truck to sit wider than it is now and all i can find on how to do that is spacers because everything else is really involved or expensive.

So if i get the 2" ones will i have to cut anything do you think?

Are the other kind of spacers safe or even worth getting? will i see much of a difference after putting them on because of how thin they are or no?

Bottom line what is a cheap and safe way to make my truck sit wider that it is now?

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:18 PM
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Why are you needing spacers in the first place?
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:28 PM
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Why are you needing spacers in the first place?
I dont need them. I just want my truck to have more space between the two front wheels and between the two back wheels
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:34 PM
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I suppose I shoulda said "want". lol.

Have you priced out a set of quality spacers? You can get new wheels for the same or a little bit more money. I vote new wheel route with a smaller backspace.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:45 PM
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I suppose I shoulda said "want". lol.

Have you priced out a set of quality spacers? You can get new wheels for the same or a little bit more money. I vote new wheel route with a smaller backspace.
YEAH MAN lol

I need new wheels anyways. and I called some ppl i know a second ago and they said the same thing. Just get wide wheels.

I dont really know much about wheels, do you know what kind or size or how much it might cost to get wide wheels?
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:13 PM
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you can get a new wheel with a backspacing and just the some look you are trying for by getting the spacers. if it was me thats what i would do summit and jegs carry some nice wheels. i got mine from jegs delivered to the door for about $400
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:20 PM
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Some 8-inchers with back spacing of less than 4" would be up your alley.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:44 PM
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Some 8-inchers with back spacing of less than 4" would be up your alley.
hella sweet, thanks guys
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:39 PM
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^^Yup. 8" with 4" backspace puts the tires just outside the fender. Smaller backspace = more sticking out.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:54 PM
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^^Yup. 8" with 4" backspace puts the tires just outside the fender. Smaller backspace = more sticking out.
Would that setup with 31 inch tires work without any lift? Right now I've got 31x10.50R15LT tires on it.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:27 PM
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^^Yup. 8" with 4" backspace puts the tires just outside the fender. Smaller backspace = more sticking out.
Your from Portland?? Why havent I seen your truck around town?
It looks sick
Oh and thanks for the help
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