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Old 01-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #11
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:09 PM   #12
 
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Thanks all. After Trucks & More installed the 1/4" spacer they also welded a bolt to my steering, to prevent me from being able to make the tires rub by turning too sharp. Worked out ok, but now my steering radious is terrible. I bet I might not be able to do a complete circle in the caldesac, without going into reverse. so I guess the best thing to do is to just get some new wheels with the correct offset. so that I can turn all the way again.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:21 PM   #13
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quote:they also welded a bolt to my steering, to prevent me from being able to make the tires rub by turning too sharp. Worked out ok, but now my steering radious is terrible.
Yeah, that's not exactly what I would have recommended. Seems like a really bad idea, IMO. 1/4" spacers won't give you enough room, either. You'll need wheels with 4.5" to 4.75" backspacing to keep those tires from rubbing. Where, exactly, where they making contact?
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where did you by the tires at?
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:10 PM   #15
 
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I ordered the tires online from the Dick Cepek site. They have a tire and wheel fitment chart that was evidently wrong.
The bolt welded to the steering stop is just temporary to keep me from damaging the tires before I get a real fix.
The 1/4" spacers are also just tempory. because they are not bolt on and do not allow the wheel to line up on the hub center.
At the following web site, I should be able to get the spacers I need. The spacers here are bolt on, (safer than slip on) with lugs and have the centric hub piece for the wheel to line up on. from 30mm, 40mm and 50mm http://www.livermoreperformance.com/...ers.html#dodge
It is this or I buy new wheels with a negative offset.

Thanks for the input

Oh yea.

Does anyone know what the offset is on the 20" OEM wheel? this would give me a better idea How big of a spacer I need or how much diferent offset I will need if I buy new wheels.
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