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2021 custom trailboss
I’m sure this has been answered before. I’ve searched online can’t really find a straight answer. I have some older Silverado aluminum rims off a 2012 I would like to use my my 2021 for the winters. I found out after I bought them they don’t fit because of the callipers. I thought maybe some 1/2 inch hub centric spacers would work but they don’t. It makes the studs too short for the nuts. Thought about adding longer studs but can’t find them anywhere to purchase them. Has anyone ever found a solution to this that will work. I’ve seen 1.5 inch spacers with the extra threads but will that make the tires stick out to much ? Also will the studs still stick out of these ? And will that be safe? Also wonder if it would be hard on front suspension parts.
Thanks any help would be great
 
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2021 custom trailboss
I’m sure this has been answered before. I’ve searched online can’t really find a straight answer. I have some older Silverado aluminum rims off a 2012 I would like to use my my 2021 for the winters. I found out after I bought them they don’t fit because of the callipers. I thought maybe some 1/2 inch hub centric spacers would work but they don’t. It makes the studs too short for the nuts. Thought about adding longer studs but can’t find them anywhere to purchase them. Has anyone ever found a solution to this that will work. I’ve seen 1.5 inch spacers with the extra threads but will that make the tires stick out to much ? Also will the studs still stick out of these ? And will that be safe? Also wonder if it would be hard on front suspension parts.
Thanks any help would be great
Hey there, thought I'd throw my 2 cents worth in the mix. I personally have 1.5" spacers behind my factory 20" wheels. I changed nothing else. I have factory wheels, tires and ride height. I wasn't sure if I wanted 1.25" or 1.5" . However, the shop that custom makes them said for $30 plus shipping they would mill them down for me if I wasn't happy. I'm happy and kept them at 1.5". Your question about wheel studs is understandable but misinformed. The wheel spacers come with new suds and holes for the factory ones. So the spacer slides over your factory studs and you bolt it on with the 6 supplied lug nuts. Then you place your wheel onto the studs pressed into the spacer and, using your factory lugs, bolt your rim on just like normal. Accordingly, when all is said and done, you will end up with 12 lug nuts at each wheel. I've attached before and after shots though the order is which they appear here in cannot say. If you need to know where I ordered mine from let me know. They were $360 and are solid aluminum and made in USA.
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Hey there, thought I'd throw my 2 cents worth in the mix. I personally have 1.5" spacers behind my factory 20" wheels. I changed nothing else. I have factory wheels, tires and ride height. I wasn't sure if I wanted 1.25" or 1.5" . However, the shop that custom makes them said for $30 plus shipping they would mill them down for me if I wasn't happy. I'm happy and kept them at 1.5". Your question about wheel studs is understandable but misinformed. The wheel spacers come with new suds and holes for the factory ones. So the spacer slides over your factory studs and you bolt it on with the 6 supplied lug nuts. Then you place your wheel onto the studs pressed into the spacer and, using your factory lugs, bolt your rim on just like normal. Accordingly, when all is said and done, you will end up with 12 lug nuts at each wheel. I've attached before and after shots though the order is which they appear here in cannot say. If you need to know where I ordered mine from let me know. They were $360 and are solid aluminum and made in USA.View attachment 4296View attachment 4297View attachment 4298View attachment 4299View attachment 4300View attachment 4301
Thanks for the reply truck looks good
But I I understand how the spacer slide on too the factory studs but what I’m wondering is once the spacer are on and tightened to the trucks hub will the factory studs still be sticking outside of the spacer so a wheel can sit fish against the spacer I’m trying to use older 2012 Silverado rims that don’t have the slot the factory wheel have hopefully that explains it a bit better these are the wheels I’m trying to use thanks again for your info
I attached picture of the rims I’m trying to use . Basically I’m wondering if the factory studs will stick outside of the spacers once they are on
 

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Bora makes a 3/8 inch slip on hub centric spacer that leaves enough of the factory studs so that you can reuse them and should give you the space you need for the break caliper.
 
Thanks for the reply truck looks good
But I I understand how the spacer slide on too the factory studs but what I’m wondering is once the spacer are on and tightened to the trucks hub will the factory studs still be sticking outside of the spacer so a wheel can sit fish against the spacer I’m trying to use older 2012 Silverado rims that don’t have the slot the factory wheel have hopefully that explains it a bit better these are the wheels I’m trying to use thanks again for your info
I attached picture of the rims I’m trying to use . Basically I’m wondering if the factory studs will stick outside of the spacers once they are on
Okay, I understand what you're asking for. Without taking my wheels back off, I cannot give you an exact answer. As far as I recall, the factory wheels studs did not stick out past the spacer. But thinking logically, the width of spacer you buy will ultimately determine if the factory studs stick out or not, obviously with a smaller spacer having the greater protrusion. I'm sorry I cannot give you a 100% definitive answer. I'd need to remove a wheel in order to do so and I'm currently at work. But to the very best of my knowledge, I recall that they did not and I recall having a hard time getting a socket down in the hole of the spacer to tighten up the lug nuts that hold the spacer in place. If my memory isn't good enough, please let me know. I'll try to make time for you to remove and wheel and check.
 
1.5" spacers you won't have the studs sticking out. If you do 1.25" or less the studs WILL stick out. Some OEM wheels will have recesses that the studs could sit into but it's dependent on the wheel style. You should only need a 5mm spacer to clear the ribs on the caliper. You DO NOT need an expensive hub centric spacer since the conical lugs center the wheels anyways. I picked up a set of 4 solid billet 5mm spacers off ebay for $40 for a set of 4 with the direct drilled 6x5.5"(139.7mm) bolt pattern. I had temporairly used a set of cast aluminum ones from Auto Zone when I realized my aftermarket wheels would hit the caliper rib. I didn't like the slip fit with both 5 and 6 lug patterns cast into it so I bought the billet ones and have been running them all year with no issues.
 

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