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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-30-2020, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Quality spacers

Hello I have a 2000 F-250 which I just bought new wheels for. The wheels are off of a 2017 and are inset so much that the brake calliper shield rubs on the back and the tie rod end on the front. I was thinking of getting 2” spacers to remedy this as I have lots of room to move outwards before poking past my fenders. 2” seems about the perfect amount.
I am having trouble finding spacers in Canada I was just wondering if anyone had certain brands they recommend and certain ones to stay away from. I definitely don’t want to be buying cheap spacers and having them break but I also don’t necessarily want to be spending $600+ Either.
My other issue is the thread pitch is different. The studs and factory lug nuts from my truck are M14X2. The lug nuts that come with my new wheels are the newer M14X1.5 thread pitch. Ideally I’d like to purchase the newer style wheel spacers so I could run my new lugs nuts and new caps. If I did this I would have to buy open ended 14X2 lug nuts to put the spacers on separately which I am also having a hard time finding. If it is significantly cheaper I wouldn’t be opposed to buying the older style wheel spacer (14X2) and just running my old lug nuts and caps on the new wheels.
Any info would be greatly appreciated I’m new to wheel spacers and wheel spacer brands.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-30-2020, 07:26 AM
 
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Welcome aboard! 2 inches is a lot of steering geometry change. A 2" spacer would probably be more like a hub adapter where your original lug nuts would hold the adapter on and it would have new studs to put the wheels on. Also bear in mid, this change will put a lot of extra stress in the hub bearings. Make sure they are in good shape and of high quality.

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