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Anybody have any pics of 265’s on stock wheels with 2” spacers on the rear? I would like to get a better idea how it looks before dropping $300.00 for spacers.
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Can I ask why you would not just get a wider aftermarket wheel and tire? I am not real familiar with the use of spacers but I think you would have better use of your truck with wider wheels.
 

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I like the way the front tires are even with the flares on the stock wheels, the rear track width is like 2.5" less and the tires are way inside the flares. WheelAdapter.com
 

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I can get some tomorow, I run 265/75-16 Firestones with 1.5" rear spacers, they look fantastic!!! At least until I get the lift on.
 

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1.5" or 2", I prefer the 2", from FRED! He's the man. Maintains hub-centric so it's safe for any load you can throw at them. Wider wheels would compound the problem up front...
 

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I believe the studs on my 02 stick out about 1 7/8" . With 2" spacers, the bolt won't hit the wheel.
Some here have cut off the un-threaded tips of the studs, shortening them to allow narrower spacers.
 

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tysmith;1578618; said:
1.5" or 2", I prefer the 2", from FRED! He's the man. Maintains hub-centric so it's safe for any load you can throw at them. Wider wheels would compound the problem up front...
I've thought of 2" spacers for a while, but couldn't convince myself I wouldn't de-rate the rear axle weight carring capacity. I'm not an engineer, so I don't know what the extra stress on the wheel bearings really is.
I pull a 12.5K lbs 5ver, so my rear axle weight is near 6K lbs when loaded, and the last thing I want is to decrease my safety factor.
 

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I have had the 2" rear steel spacers on my truck for 2 1/2 years, 35000 miles ,25k loaded , work great! Nice wider stance!
 

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modified;1578853; said:
Some here have cut off the un-threaded tips of the studs, shortening them to allow narrower spacers.
Bingo!:p:
 

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I have some pics of 2" spacers and 265's in my garage but only the inside wheels are stock. Outside are Alcoa Magnums.
 

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tysmith;1578618; said:
1.5" or 2", I prefer the 2", from FRED! He's the man. Maintains hub-centric so it's safe for any load you can throw at them. Wider wheels would compound the problem up front...
Do you have a link to these?
 

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Big Macz - Did you have to cut your stock studs? I would like to go with 1 1/2" spacers, which would match the front track perfectly.
 

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I have the 2" spacers on my wheels. The front and rear tracks now match almost perfectly. A great addition to my truck. My profile pic is PRIOR to the spacers. Note to self: update profile pic...

Jake
 
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