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Been thinking of installing the new designed Zone Off Road UCAs. I read that to run stock wheels that I'd need 6mm wheel spacers. I just don't like the thought of reducing the threads that the lug nut bears on, even just a 1/4" spacer.
What the thoughts of y'all running these?
 
Been thinking of installing the new designed Zone Off Road UCAs. I read that to run stock wheels that I'd need 6mm wheel spacers. I just don't like the thought of reducing the threads that the lug nut bears on, even just a 1/4" spacer.
What the thoughts of y'all running these?
Not an issue. Generally they send you the correct hardware to accommodate the increased spacer height. With my lift, and wheel/tire combination i have to run 1.5" spacers and I have had no issues and my boss goes off road, through ditches, and places most wouldn't take their boss. Drove through a 3'5 foot creek on Tuesday for about a 100 yards. Only issue was gravel in the brakes.
 
1/4" spacers aren't hub centric. They're pointless anyways because the conical lug nuts actually center the wheel. The hub just helps line it up while you get the lug nuts on. Been running 1/4" spacers on mine that I bought off ebay. They are dual bolt pattern billet slip ons. I need them to clear the ridge on my front calipers with the aftermarket 20" wheels I'm running that I had on my 08 Avalanche.
 
BORA is American made, custom fit to each vehicle, and trusted in the military and off-road communities. I only run BORA spacers and yes they do make them in 1/4in (0.25in) hub-centric to fit our trucks. It’s a father/son business that got big by building quality. Each spacer is serialized and has a lifetime warranty.
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The 1/4" spacer is NOT load bearing and there is NO point to it being "hub centric". The stock hub still sticks through and the wheel still centers over it.
 
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At this point I have not removed wheel to have a look around.
I’m guessing there is still plenty of thread for the lug nut to engage?
 
Yes, PLENTY of threads left, I would say easily over 3/4" of stud.
 
Been thinking of installing the new designed Zone Off Road UCAs. I read that to run stock wheels that I'd need 6mm wheel spacers. I just don't like the thought of reducing the threads that the lug nut bears on, even just a 1/4" spacer.
What the thoughts of y'all running these?
I have the same newly designed zone offroad kit installed with 1.5in bora spacers on the stock 18in wheels with 295/70/18 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss AT's. My shop did have to trim the mudflaps a bit and remove the bracket behind the fender liner, but no issues rubbing after that.
 
What level kit did you go with?
I went with Motofab plates on top of the struts. They were cheap and the weight of my bumper and winch caused my truck to be 1/2" nose down from stock. The plates brought me back up to 3/8" above stock height (7/8" total lift). I'll probably go with the 1" Bilstein shocks and new control arms once the Ranchos wear out...
 

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