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Old 08-16-2002, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel Change...

I have a 3/4 ton 2wd '75 Chevy truck. It has the stock steel wheels. I want to put on some nicer aluminum wheels from a newer truck.

My uncle did this before, but with more backspacing of the newer wheels, it drifts all over the road.

So I was thinking about getting a set of 1" wheel spacers.

My question is, If I put on wheel spacers, will it still be as strong? Do the spacers put to much leverage on the studs and break them? I have hauled major weight with this truck before and would like to continue to. 3000+ lbs.

1" on each corner would bring it out the where I want it and help it track better.
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Old 08-22-2002, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's called buying wheels with the correct back spacing.

Sorry for sounding like an ass, but come on! If you are gonna spend bucks on wheels, buy the right ones, and save the cash you'd spend on spacers.
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Old 08-22-2002, 01:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like you want to use OEM wheels? Then get the spacers that have their own wheels studs and you'll be OK.

If you're going to buy aftermarket wheels, just get the right backspacing!
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Old 08-22-2002, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, they are factory aluminum wheels. I love the looks of them. I can get them for half the price of aftermarket wheels and they are worth more.


I think I have ditched the idea for now anyway. Something else came up.

I will be building a totally different tow rig with a dually rear. 1 ton 4 door longbed frame with a standard cab and LONG flatbed.
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Yes, they are factory aluminum wheels. I love the looks of them. I can get them for half the price of aftermarket wheels and they are worth more.

If you come back to this idea... remember that a good 1" spacer is going to be around $65-75 (each)...


Good luck on the 1 ton build up.
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