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Old 01-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

I know a lot of people don't like them but the backspacing is a little off on the rear Coys I bought used for my Suburban. I am thinking 1'.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

I have been very happy with the ones I purchased from user: tireshopsupplies on ebay, I have had 3 sets now from him with great results. I have been less than thrilled with the quality of the spacers from Motorsport Tech, and very disappointed with the attitude of customer service from Ezaccessory. Fred Goeske at Wheeladapter.com is supposed to be the best you can get, but his price reflects it, so I haven't purchased from him yet.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

i think it looks pretty darn good as it is. I am personally not a fan of wheel spacers from a safety perspective, but I know many use them with no problems at all. Others can chime in, this is usually a one side of the fence or the other type of discussion. Beautiful burb btw.
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

It is rubbing on the rear inside at certain angles pulling in and out of driveways etc.and that is the reason for the spacer.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

I bought mine from USWHEELADAPTER and am real happy with them, very good quality and they were helpfull on the phone.
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Are these on your K10? I've thought of running a set on the rear myself, but have yet to see a set on a 4x4. Nice to hear good feedback.
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

What does hubcentric mean?
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

Yes thats the rear of my K10. 1" spacers front and rear. I see no problem with them myself I have ran them for a number of years with zero problems.
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Definition: A wheel that is centered or located on the hub by a machined center hole-as opposed to "lug centered" wheels that are located by the position of the lug nuts alone.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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Definition: A wheel that is centered or located on the hub by a machined center hole-as opposed to "lug centered" wheels that are located by the position of the lug nuts alone.
Thanks. I guess I need lug centric then.
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Are these on your K10? I've thought of running a set on the rear myself, but have yet to see a set on a 4x4. Nice to hear good feedback.
I run them front and rear on my K30 4x4 dually, and I ran them on the rear of my K2500HD.


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What does hubcentric mean?
Hubcentric is exactly as sdailey described, the wheel or spacer is a slip fit to the size of the hub outer diameter. This uses that fitment to center the wheel rather than the conical lug seat of the wheel and lug nut to center the wheel. Lug centric uses the lug seat and conical lug nut to center the wheel. Once the wheel has been centered and torqued down, it doesn't matter, neither the hub diameter nor the lug stud support any weight, but instead the clamping force between the hub face and wheel flange from the lug nut.

For your wheels, lug centric is fine, you could measure to get the correct hub centric, but it is not necessary.

In cases like the spacers on my F250, that uses wheels with flat face washer lug nuts, no conical seat, a hub centric spacer is a necessity, as that is the only thing to center the wheel when mounting.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #12
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

There's nothing wrong with using spacers, just make sure you purchase ones made from 6061 aluminum. Do not use ones that stack and shorten your studs. I ran 6061 aluminum wheels spacers on my Jeep for years, lots of torque and way more abuse than a street truck will ever get, never had a problem.

Just google search for 6061 wheel spacers and you'll find what you need.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #13
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

Spidertrax makes some of the best I've seen. They makes them mostly for Toyotas and Suzuki Samarai's for the off-road world so they take a beating. I'm not sure what applications they have them for.

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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

I have 1" billet spacers on my 2wd S10. I've loaded it FULL of split oak firewood on many occasions. Never had a problem. I probably wouldn't use them in heavy towing applications, other than that, they're a GO for me!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:19 AM   #15
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I have 1" billet spacers on my 2wd S10. I've loaded it FULL of split oak firewood on many occasions. Never had a problem. I probably wouldn't use them in heavy towing applications, other than that, they're a GO for me!
Why not? Chevy, Ford, and Dodge all do for their 1 ton dually trucks in the OEM. All three use bolt on ~3" spacers on the front hubs to correct the track width up front for dually wheels, I think the only exception is Ford's 4x4 axles still use a DRW specific hub, but the rest use bolt on spacers. On the rear, what more is the inner dually wheel (negating the tire) than a 1/4"-3/8" slip on spacer?

I have hauled over 10k multiple times behind both my 2001 2500HD with 2" spacers on the rear, and on my 78 K30 with 1.5" up front and 2.5" spacers in the rear.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:00 AM   #16
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Thats so true I remember my 95 had those spacers on the front wheels and there is thousands of those trucks out there and nobody gives them a second thought.
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Old thread, I know, but how did you get a lug nut to fit inside a 1" wheel spacer? I haven't found a lug nut short enough that will fit inside the spacer.
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Re: Any recommendations on wheel spacer?

I just ordered a pair from USWheeladapter and the minimum thickness for an adapter is 1.25" because of lug nut depth. You can go thinner with spacers, but then you run into lugs not being long enough to get a good seat with nuts. Then it's pulling axles and putting longer lugs in, but that's a lot of work.
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