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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone running wheel spacers in the rear in order to make the front/rear tires track evenly? I would assume the application for this would be primarily driving in the snow or maybe even just for looks.
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People mostly do it for looks from what I've read. Look up Fred Goeske, he comes highly recommended around here.

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anyone pull heavy loads with 2" spacers?

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anyone pull heavy loads with 2" spacers?
I just ordered a set from Fred Goeske. I asked that exact question prior to buying, Fred's reponse was "they won't break". They weren't cheap, $370 shipped. I believe other cheap spacers (ebay) have the reputation of breaking, but the Fred Goeske wheel adapters sound like the best quality available. I'm not worried.
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Should be in drivetrain section


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Steel ones if you're going to tow heavy or making a lot of power..

aluminum is fine if it's a street driven rig that won't see much/if any abuse.

I wouldn't trust aluminum towing, but that's just me

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I just ordered a set from Fred Goeske. I asked that exact question prior to buying, Fred's reponse was "they won't break". They weren't cheap, $370 shipped. I believe other cheap spacers (ebay) have the reputation of breaking, but the Fred Goeske wheel adapters sound like the best quality available. I'm not worried.
Thats not too bad. Ill have to look into those.

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-Airaid Intake, 2" Rear Wheel spacers, Smoked Spyder Tail lights, Retro Solution reverse bulbs
-4" straight pipe MBRP, 6" RBP tip, Firestone air bags, Tierods by Rare Parts, Cognito A arms
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-Air Dog II 165 Lift Pump
-PPE race plug, PPE ported fuel rail, PPE Diff Cover..
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-Diamond Eye Down pipe
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anyone pull heavy loads with 2" spacers?
I realize you are probably asking about a SRW application, but for what it's worth I have 2" wheel spacers from Fred on my LBZ, over 100k miles on the spacers, no signs of trouble.

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Ive had Freds 2" spacers on my truck for 6 years and over 100,000 miles. Never had a problem with them and they have seen many heavy loads.


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