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Old 05-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Spacers w/ larger tires?

So I'm going to get 33" goodyear duratrac tires to replace the narrow 32" stock on my 2013 Sport S and I've been hearing I need 2" spacers or else the tires will wear unevenly or be off. Even with an alignment. Can anyone clarify this for me?

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Spacers won't affect the wear, the will move them out to keep them from rubbing the suspension. 2" is too much. Go with 1.5" Spidertrax.

Do you have/plan a lift?

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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Spacers won't affect the wear, the will move them out to keep them from rubbing the suspension. 2" is too much. Go with 1.5" Spidertrax.

Do you have/plan a lift?
Not at the moment, thats why Im getting the 33s until I have money for a lift and to regear from the 3.21 gears i have now. And I heard that not having spacers will affect wear. Not that the spacers will create wear,
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The spacers won't affect your wear. They only move the tires out further so they won't rub. They'll sit the same level wise (if that makes sense), just out further.
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Did the guy that gave you that spacer info have a set of 2" spacers to sell you by any chance?
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Just to clarify what I am asking is that will not having spacers affect wear??
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #7
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No he did not, I heard it from a few separate sources, thats why I am asking
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The spacers won't affect your wear. They only move the tires out further so they won't rub. They'll sit the same level wise (if that makes sense), just out further.
See above. This is answering your question directly. Spacers have nothing to do with wear.
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Spacers have nothing to do with wear.
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I heard it from a few separate sources, thats why I am asking
And they're all wrong, or there has been a miscommunication.

Wheel spacers and tire wear are unrelated. It's like saying you're worried about changing your oil because somebody told you it affects your radio presets--there is no correlation.

You will however need a set of wheel spacers to run tires wider than 11" on your stock wheels. Spidertrax are the industry standard, and you should go with them. Remember you'll need two pairs.
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If you are going to run duratrac 33x12.5 then I would use 1.5" spidertrax spacers but only to keep from rubbing. If you think about it logically, they can't affect wear. As long as the tire is aligned and sits level, it will wear evenly.
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but too much spacing can affect your suspension from what I understand. Yes?

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